There are different ways to finish the walls. One of the interesting options is a line, which is considered a variety of wallpaper. With it, you can create a sophisticated decor that resembles a stucco, while the work will take much less time, and it is possible to glue such a coating alone.
What it is?
The linker has a paper or tissue basis on which a layer of material from alkyd resins or a linseed gel is applied. Due to this volumetric mass, you can create any relief by choosing a suitable pattern. The hardened surface is easy to paint, it can be made in one-time or coloring in different colors, emphasizing certain elements of the decor.
Main components in the composition – chalk, wood flour, wax. High-quality linker made from natural materials. The use of synthetic additives allows you to reduce the cost and speed up dryness, but it negatively affects the performance characteristics.
In addition, dubious ingredients may be unsafe.
This finishing material is not new, it was invented back in 1877. He was invented as a more practical replacement of stucco. Such a coating was more durable and durable, moreover, it could be washed. First, the new finish appeared in noble houses, and then it became available to ordinary people.
Interestingly, the linker could be found in the metro wagons in the USSR, it was used until 1971.
Today the material has again gained popularity due to its advantages that attract buyers.
Ecology. Someone follows trends, choosing natural products, and for others it is a need. Linner is safe for allergies and is suitable for children’s rooms.
Air permeability. This property eliminates the owners from problems with fungi and mold. Air flows easily pass through the cloth, so it does not exceed anything and does not rely.
Strength. The surface is resistant to damage to shocks, scratches, not afraid of water from entering and does not crack when shrinking at home.
Unpretentious. It is easy to care for a linker – can be wiped with a cloth, use a sponge and soap solution to remove contamination. And the coating has antistatic properties, so dust on it is much smaller than on other materials.
Using such a finish, you can disguise uneven walls. The volume pattern distracts the attention and visually smoothes defects.
And thanks to various coloring techniques, you can implement different design solutions, pick up the optimal option for any interior.
Linker has some minuses.
Price. Due to the peculiarities of production – natural materials and handmade – the canvas are quite expensive. Not everyone can afford such acquisition, so most often the line choose more secured buyers.
Rembossing cold. Low temperatures are destructive for this coating, it can crack and lose your attractive look. For unheated premises, this option does not fit.
Duration of work. Although sticking the line is much easier than making stucco on the walls, it still takes time. It is necessary to prepare the surface, and also to twist and dry the canvas themselves.
If the tools allow, the linker will look great as a finish.
Its other minuses are insignificant, but the pros willing much more, and the appearance is really impressive.
How to glue?
First stage – Preparation of walls. The overall quality of work depends on this, so it is necessary to carefully clean the surface. Need to remove loskutka wallpaper, paint residues, wash off dirt. After that, cracked cracks and irregularities, and when everything dries, pollute the walls. So that the linker is better to be better, it is recommended to treat the surface of the primer of deep penetration.
When preparation is completed, you can start wallpaper cutting. It is worth spending this job on the table or on the floor, because the linker weighs a lot – the roll can reach more than 10 kilograms.
In the process, you need to cut wallpaper on the strip of suitable size, mark them for the sequence of gluing and trace to make the drawing coincided.
Mounting a linker has its own characteristics. It is necessary to do everything correctly so that the material is securely fixed and did not deteriorate.
Corrected canvases should be soaked in hot water. Temperature should be about 60 degrees. Wallpapers need to keep about 10 minutes.
After that, the linker is removed, lay out on a flat surface and remove excess water. This can be done using a rag. The canvases are left to be dried, as a rule, it takes 8-9 hours.
Material is heavy and when sticking can go. To prevent it, use a wooden slaughter for fixing.
Full drying takes more than a week, only after that it will be possible to paint the walls and carry out the finish decoration.
Special glue is needed to work with linker, which provides reliable clutch with the surface of the wall.
You can buy such in stores where they sell goods for repair and construction.
Last Stage – Painting Wallpaper. By themselves, they have a shade of ivory, but they can give any desired color: brown, beige, blue, green, purple, wine and others. Colors of two types are suitable for work.
Acrylic. They are safe, have a wide palette of shades, are easily applied and moisture is not afraid. The problem is that over time acrylic enters the reaction with the surface and begins to crumble.
Oil. They are also distinguished by a variety of available colors, and work with them is easy. At the same time, such paints get plummeted in contrast to acrylic, and over time do not lose strength.
In addition to simple staining, which is easy to implement and do it yourself, there are other techniques. This is a patination, glazing, art painting, marble or wood decor, lesing.
Such work requires skills and skill, so it is better to invite a specialist if you need a unique design.
Examples in the interior
Linner well suits the living room. There he will look stylish and luxurious. Best of all with such a finish combines furniture in the classic or Victorian style. It is also quite interesting to look at unusual walls together with a minimalist modern interior – this is an option for those who do not want to overload the room in detail.
Luxury wallpapers are suitable for the bedroom. This finish can be both around the perimeter and on a separate part, for example, only the headboard to create an accent.
The first impression of the owners of the house is already on the threshold, so it is used to use a linker in the hallway – a successful solution. The original design will surprise guests, in addition, the surface can be washed, so pollution will not add serious trouble with cleaning.
Linker suitable for bathroom. This material is not afraid of humidity, so you can use it when interior design.
You can come up with more original use methods, for example, decorate the ceiling with an unusual panel, or highlight individual elements in space.