How to prepare wallpaper glue yourself ... in less than 40 minutes!
Wallpaper glue is not difficult to prepare yourself, instead of buying it from specialized stores, you can make it at home, where you will find fun while preparing it, in addition to saving in the price of the adhesive or glue for the wallpaper that you want to buy. In this article, we will learn how to prepare wallpaper glue from natural materials that are non-chemical and safe to work with.
Necessary tools and materials
A large pot (cooking pot).
Unmodified potato starch.
How to prepare wallpaper glue
Estimate the amount of adhesive you will need during the wallpaper installation process, because you will need it to determine the exact quantities later.
Pour 10 parts cold water into a large bowl, and prep 1 part unmodified potato starch into a measuring cup (the amount may be a small cup or a large cup depending on the estimated amount).
Place the pot (pot) on the oven (gas) without operating it.
Sprinkle the starch over the water, stirring the water with a wooden spoon constantly. Make the spray process slow.
Rake on medium heat.
Keep stirring the mixture every five minutes, for 15-20 minutes over medium heat.
In the event that the mixture becomes thicker, keep the mixture stirring constantly, and if you notice lumps in the mixture, reduce the temperature of the fire.
If you feel that the mixture is ready (it will look like dough), turn off the heat and continue stirring the mixture every 5-10 minutes until it cools.
Tips while preparing wallpaper glue
If you notice that the glue has become too thick, you can dilute it by adding a tablespoon of water to it, and then stir it well. You can use an electric mixer.
If the mixture becomes lumpy, mix it on an electric mixer for some time.
If you want to know how to install and paste wallpaper yourself, see our “How to Install Wallpaper” article for more details.