Wallpaper paste, available in a powered or ready-mixed form, is a crucial component of hanging wallpaper and each form offers its distinct advantages. Although there are many budget options to choose from, opting for a higher-quality paste is advised because it’ll ensure a seamless application and also help to improve longevity.
To assist you in selecting a wallpaper paste, our handpicked selection lists top-performing pastes, chosen based on our first-hand experience hanging a variety of wallpaper types. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Wallpaper Pastes
At DIY Works, all of the team have experience hanging wallpaper and we all have our own preferences when it comes to the paste that we use. Powdered formulas are much cheaper and relatively easy to mix up but some people prefer the simplicity of just being able to open the lid of a ready-mixed paste and get to work.
As shown in the images below, it takes less than a minute to mix up wallpaper paste and with the Solvite formula, it comes in separated sachets so that you can easily mix up the amount that you require. If it’s your first time wallpapering, we wrote a detailed guide on how to hang wallpaper and we cover the topic of using and mixing up paste in detail.
As well as our experience and testing of various wallpaper pastes, we also based our recommendations upon plenty of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the ease of mixing and use, strength, number of rolls per mix, compatibility, ability to resist mould and value for money.