Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Wyomingite, May 13, 2004.

  1. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi All,

    I just recieved my Faller backdrops and have some questions about
    them. First off like I told Kettlestack I have wallpapered in the past.
    I'm now thinking it must of been in another lifetime as I can not find
    the tools I used back then. The only tool I found so far that looked
    familier is the seam roller. In the past I used a soft brush about a
    foot long to apply the paper to smooth it out and work it into corners.

    What are they using today? Also I'm applying it on drywall and will
    I need to put anything on the drywall other then the wallpaper
    paste? Also what do you apply on the backdrops to keep them
    protected from dirt,grim,smoke etc? Any information would be greatly
    appreciated. Ron
  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I could pretend to know it all and tell you you need to size the wall (like priming) and buy a new $2 brush, but the best thing to do is go to a local lumber yard or home improvement store and ask them how. Then if it's wrong you can cuss them in person. :D As to coating, I don't do anything. I guess you could spray on like matte medium, but I would test it first. I did spay some matte medium on inkjet prints and it looked nice and sealed them well. FRED
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I don't know much about backdrops and/or wallpaper, but I do know that you should prime/paint the drywall or you will never get the wallpaper off... This comes from my experience doing renovations to countless apartments. Once we got the wallpaper off, we had had enough of the #@$% stuff, so we would always paint... :D

  4. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Thinking of Wallpapering? .. hehehe

    Ron, the tools you used before are the same as what I use today. No fancy stuff is needed. (You can cuss me in PM if I'm wrong :D )

    Fred and Andrew are correct, "sizing" the drywall can be as little as painting it one coat of emulsion (interior wall paint). If you don't do this you will regret it when you eventually want to remove the backdrop as bits of the loosly bonded paper of the drywall will come away with the backdrop. You might even have to scrape the backdrop off. So, save yourself some future heartaches (or the possible new owners of the property :D )

  5. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Kettlestack,

    I guess what I was trying to say was I can't find those simple old
    tools. I was at the local Ace Hardware store and Walmart and only
    found the seam roller. Tomorrow I'm going to a store who sells
    wallpaper and see what they have.

    As far as the drywall I guess Ive been hanging around here long enough
    to learn a few things from the pros. The backdrop will be attached to
    the outside of the frame work and I bought a ten foot sheet. Once I
    cut it I'll wallpaper it and then with a little help install it. I put heavy
    duty framework and legs on my layout which are two by sixes which
    I installed two inch rubber wheels. Along side of the wheels I put
    levelers so I can move it around with ease even though its a nice sized
    u shaped layout. Anyway a big thanks for your input and the other two
    guys. Hows the new camera coming along. Looking forward to more of
    those beautiful pictures. PS How do you now put up the cute little
    thumbs up? Thanks again Ron
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Instead of using quick reply, click on the button POST REPLY and it takes you to the advance reply window where all the smilies are. You can also click to edit and it too opens the advanced window and you can then add them. :wave: :wave: :wave: FRED
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Way to go pal

    Glad you opted for the best method of fitting backdops Wyomingite, there's nothing better than a self contained layout (unless you plan on having it for the rest of your life :D ) I thought you were taking about the room drywall in your first post.

    Don't forget to post pics of your layout progress.

  8. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Fred,
    I tried what you mentioned and it still failed to show. When I hit the thumbs up it went away but showed thumbs up in print. What am I doing wrong?


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