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If a cabinet back panel is used as a room divider, the question arises as to the design. When the back wall is painted, the difference to the "real" walls is usually obvious.

The cabinet can be well adjusted and made invisible by disguising the rear wall of the cabinet. If the surfaces are to be wallpapered, the material of the cabinet back wall must be checked for moisture resistance. Many rear walls made of pressed fiber material can not tolerate pasting. Testen Test the suction behavior and adapt the work equipment

Depending on the degree of sensitivity, wallpaper types and types of adhesion can be adapted. Lightweight non-woven wallpapers, for example, require significantly less paste application than paper wallpapers. If the back wall does not tolerate moisture, soaks up and warps, a primer protective layer can help.

Special adhesive bridges and primers can waterproof the material. It is also possible to apply a closed coat of paint. For example, acrylic paints form a hard film on the surface, which can be used with special glue as wallpapering ground. Befestigen Fix wallpapers with different bonding methods

A wallpaper-like application can be carried out with self-adhesive decorative foils. Another alternative is double-sided adhesive tapes. They are glued in longitudinal strips or latticed on the back of the cabinet and the wallpaper is fixed on it. Too thin or soft wallpaper are not suitable because the edges of the tape webs can press through.

In principle, it does not matter how the wallpapers are fixed, the main thing is "it holds". Possible adhesives, adhesives and glues are:

spray adhesive

all-purpose adhesive

wallpaper paste

  • multi-purpose adhesive
  • double-sided adhesive tape
  • edges and edges
  • In most cabinets, the rear wall is fitted with a trough profile. In the plan view of the rear wall circulates a kind of frame the rear wall. The narrow gap or offset can be over-wallpapered if the frame and back wall shoot down flush. If the rear wall is lower and the frame protrudes, it may be necessary to apply a leveling underlayer prior to wallpapering.
  • Tips & TricksIf you plan a floor-to-ceiling design when splitting a room, building a complete multi-purpose slab wall makes the most sense.
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