Maybe the title above can represent our question so far, can wallpaper be installed in a humid place? What we know so far is that installing wallpaper in humid places such as in the bathroom area is often avoided by many people. Why? Because if it is installed in a humid place, the wallpaper will be damaged more quickly. But the question is, is it really not recommended to put it on the wall? Is there a way to install wall wallpaper including installing in the bathroom??
Do you know the main enemy of wallpaper? Yes, the main enemy of this type of wallpaper is fungus. Fungi that we know love to be or breed in damp places, such as the bathroom for example. Walls in humid areas need treatment that is definitely different from other walls, such as bathroom walls, try to keep them dry. This is done to prevent the fungus from growing and multiplying.
Does that mean you can’t or isn’t there a way to put wallpaper in a damp place, like a bathroom? it’s not impossible, however, here are some notes, wallpaper can still be applied in humid rooms, and which includes places with high humidity such as bathrooms, kitchens, washing areas, and areas around air conditioners.
Generally, all types of wallpaper are susceptible to moisture, why? Because moisture and mold can also damage the wall behind it. If the wallpaper is damaged, you just have to remove it, however, what if the wall is damaged? The consequences will be fatal. So, how is it?? So, the principle is to prevent as much as possible water or moisture from hitting the walls.
What often happens is that on the surface of the wallpaper that is continuously exposed to water, over time the water can “penetrate” the wallpaper and eventually hit the wall. After that, the fungus multiplies and seeps into the wall. Usually, things like this are not visible, because they are covered with wallpaper. Even if it’s a little, water can find a gap to penetrate the back of the wallpaper.
Wait, did someone say that vinyl wallpaper is safer?? Is it true?? Indeed, vinyl has the advantage of being easy to clean. Vinyl can also hold water for some time, as long as it gets splashed with water and needs to be cleaned immediately. Does that mean it’s true?? If so, do you use vinyl? Wait a minute, it’s not finished yet, even so, but this also doesn’t prevent moisture on the walls, because vinyl is not porous.
In addition, vinyl is usually used for the surface layer, while the back is covered with paper or fabric. The important thing is that if you still want to use wallpaper in a damp room, it is better to use a rather thick fabric material so that when it is wet or damp it does not penetrate to the back. The risk is still there, namely water can still penetrate the wall through the gap in the connection.
Oh, so what about the area around the AC? Well, for this one place, there are often problems when the air conditioner has a problem, such as water dripping and hitting the wall. Therefore, to anticipate the occurrence of moisture, we must coat the air-conditioned walls with waterproofing first before installing the wallpaper. If there are drops of water, immediately repair the air conditioner before damaging your wallpaper.
There are some other tips about how to install wallpaper, want to know more about it? The following are some things to consider if you want to know how to install wallpaper in the bathroom.
What is it?? Powder room is a small bathroom that is often used for visiting guests, so it is not used for bathing. Therefore, the sanitary equipment is not as complete as the bathroom in general. In this room there is only a toilet, and usually there is also a sink in it. Well, wallpaper can be installed in this room if the humidity level is low because it is not too often wet and not humid.
On the walls of the bathroom type of wet bathroom, the use of wallpaper should not be used or not recommended. The condition of the room in the wet bathroom is always humid and almost never dry. If you still want to install or use wallpaper, you should combine it with finished ceramic wall coverings. Install ceramics at the bottom that is always exposed to water and wallpaper at the top that is dry (the height should be adjusted above our heads).