Liquid wallpaper in the kitchen

Kitchen is always associated with pleasant thoughts. Here hostesses prepare their masterpieces, friends discuss everyday affairs, the family shares impressions of the day. In our country, the kitchen often become a gathering place. This small room often requires maintenance and repair. She suffers from constant chaos. For these reasons, people so carefully select each piece of furniture for kitchens.

Wallpapers for this part of the house should be special. They not only decorate the walls, but also protect them from the undesirable effects of grease and heat. Such wallpaper should be easy to wash.

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Special features

Liquid wallpaper similar to textile counterparts or decorative plaster. Starting a repair, pay attention to this product. These wallpapers are not afraid of prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures, it is so important for the working area. The texture of the wallpaper gives a guarantee of durability, they are not prone to mechanical disturbances.

This type of wallpaper has an interesting feature - the ability to sound insulation. The material has a specific name due to the specifics of applying the composition to the walls. The technology is similar to applying plaster. The mixture is sold in bags as a powder. After purchasing it is worth diluting with water, hence the instructions.

The mixture is applied to the walls at an air temperature of +10 degrees. Dry wallpaper in about 3 days. But a lot depends on the level of moisture, layer and texture. It is better to purchase a couple of kilograms more powder than is required. Means in a dry form is not picky in storage.

The use of the composition does not require special knowledge. The walls can not dub. But the primer is made in two stages: vertically and horizontally. After applying the liquid wallpaper the room is transformed before our eyes. The silky texture rather interestingly envelops the surface of the walls.

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Advantages and disadvantages

Like any material, liquid wallpaper has its pros and cons. Study them and decide how this design is suitable for you and your needs. Main advantages:

  • A simple way to use.You just need to buy powder, dilute it in the ratio of 1 kg of the composition to 6 liters of water. After it remains to apply the mixture with a thin layer on the wall with a spatula.
  • Wide range of. Liquid wallpaper on the market in a variety of colors. Additional components can be added to the pulp composition and the finish texture can be changed. These components can be stone powder or sequins.
  • Unlike conventional wallpaper, the use of liquid analogues does not require outside help. Moreover, the use of this composition significantly saves time decorating walls.
  • Apply liquid wallpaper can be on the walls and ceiling. This material gives a perfectly smooth surface without any seams. When using conventional wallpaper such perfection is unattainable.
  • With the help of liquid wallpaper, you can correct irregularities up to 3 mm. As it is usually necessary to carefully level the walls before sticking. The most important thing - to apply liquid wallpaper on the wall in white. Usually this is achieved using conventional water-based paints. On a white background, the color of the composition will be more intense and deep.
  • Applying liquid wallpaper does not prevent access of oxygen to the wall.This makes the composition particularly relevant for the kitchen. In rooms with such a coating, the humidity level is not disturbed, fungi and mold do not occur.
  • People with good imagination will love liquid wallpaper. With them are available the most daring design experiments. You can try to combine several colors or textures. Thus, you can create an exclusive and original design.

There are certain disadvantages of liquid wallpaper:

  • Many are afraid of the cost of the material. It is quite high in comparison with traditional wallpaper. Beginners often find themselves experimenting with the understanding that trial and error will be costly.
  • Wallpaper can not be washed. If dirt appears on the surface, it is necessary to remove it with a knife, and cover the resulting wasteland with fresh material.

The latter flaw can be perceived in two ways. On the one hand - the wallpaper can not be subjected to wet cleaning. On the other hand, it is possible to remove any pollution and carry out emergency repairs.

Is it possible to glue

On whether liquid wallpapers are suitable for kitchen, opinions differ significantly. As mentioned above, walls with such a coating can not be washed. And pollution in the kitchen appear every day.But there is an alternative. Liquid wallpaper can be applied to the entire surface except the working.

In the areas of greatest risk, it is better not to apply the mixture, but to place the quite familiar tile. Kitchen liquid wallpaper can be coated with acrylic varnish. It can also be used not on all walls, but in the working area. That's when the wallpaper come to the kitchen as well as possible.

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Applying liquid wallpaper requires some preparation. To get the desired result, you have to try a little and follow simple rules. Here's how to prepare the room:

  • We remove the old coating and clean the wall. Plastering large gaps.
  • If there are metal elements on the wall - cover them with paint. So the item will be protected from corrosion.
  • Ground the walls.
  • It is recommended to cover the wall with white aqueous emulsion paint or special thick putty.

It is important to follow the procedure for diluting the composition. First pour the composition into the container, and then pour the water. This will prevent the formation of lumps and clots.

The application of the material is similar to the application of putty. We collect solution with a small spatula. Now just rub the mixture on the wall. Layers should be about 2-3 mm.In order not to be mistaken - read the instructions. Some types of wallpaper are applied in a thicker or thinner layer. To glue the wallpaper you need small heels.

Add a new layer to the existing one. Level the tool with small amplitude movements, but in different directions. So the fibers will be arranged more evenly. In the corner should hold a float or spatula in the direction from the corner. And only then produce movement in the selected direction. After the whole wall is covered - go for a wet float. So smooth out all the irregularities.

The coating will dry out for about 3 days. How to cover the wallpaper to eliminate all their disadvantages? Use acrylic based varnish. This coating will be less contaminated and will not be afraid of wet cleaning. But such a waterproof coating will deprive the walls of the ability to "breathe."

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Liquid wallpaper is divided into 3 large groups:


The most affordable version in terms of price. Such wallpapers cover walls with minor defects. Can be used for decorating walls in rooms without heating. But such a coating can not boast resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Their color will change with time.


The basis of the composition are natural silk fibers. This is the most prestigious and expensive type of liquid wallpaper. Such material will not change its color over time and has excellent decorative properties. Liquid wallpaper creates the feeling that the walls are completely upholstered with silk.

A mixture of silk and cellulose

This type of liquid wallpaper belongs to the average price segment. They may include organic cotton fibers.


The palette of liquid wallpaper is quite wide. The choice of color depends on the future interior of the room. If your kitchen has an emphasis on stylized furniture and appliances, choose calm beige tones. Bright wallpapers will be relevant in the kitchen with homely furniture. Lilac wallpaper will shade the space well. Such deep and saturated color will make pollution less noticeable.

Mixing colors or changing one tone to another is very popular. Dark colors of wallpaper for the ceiling are relevant in a bright and spacious room. And light colors are always relevant.

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How to choose

Depending on your skills, there are two purchase options. The first involves the purchase of ready-made dry mix. The use of such a composition does not require additional skills.In the second variant, a kind of raw material is bought. In a mixture of white color you need to add dyes and decorative elements. Such material can take people who have certain knowledge and skills. Wallpaper for painting can be purchased for the ceiling.

Liquid wallpaper for the kitchen should have high moisture resistance. This information is indicated on the packaging. Speaking about the price is worth remembering about the manufacturers. Turkish-made liquid wallpaper is cheaper than its French counterparts. At the same time, the quality of the product is in no way inferior. Pay attention to the drying period. It can vary from 12 to 72 hours.


Numerous reviews show that consumers are attracted by the simplicity of preparing walls for the use of the tool and the features of cleaning from dust and dirt. Damaged areas are easy to upgrade. Wallpaper can be repainted without glueing. Long service life significantly saves money on additional repairs.

Some consumers have difficulty in applying the composition, spots appear after drying. All this can be avoided with proper surface preparation.According to reviews, it is clear that silk wallpaper is easier to apply than cellulose.

Interesting solutions in interior design

You can create interesting drawings on the walls. For the kitchen will be relevant imitation apron stones from the wallpaper. Such a thematic drawing will dilute the general atmosphere. There is a general technology for creating a picture:

  1. Find or come up with a drawing.
  2. Make a stencil of the required size and circle it. Or draw the outlines on the wall with a simple pencil.
  3. Apply the material beyond the contour of 1 mm.
  4. With a small rubber spatula we move the material back under the kennels. This creates a relief contour.
  5. We are waiting for the complete drying of the element and then glue the next one.
  6. Clear contours can be applied with a marker already on top of the finished dry pattern. For decorating, you can use various fittings.

It is necessary to apply drawing extremely carefully. If you are doing the application over the base color - do not push too hard. This may cause deformation of the material.

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