foil, Mylar, flexible wood surfaces (paneling)or un-backed cork.
wallcovering if dry removal is desired.
mildew and other residue. Inspect the surface for paint
plaster. Remove old or loose wallcovering and residual
wallcovering adhesive with DIF Wallpaper Stripper.
Repair unsound surfaces. Seal loose paint or damaged
Performance Sealer as needed.
Prime all surfaces (including oil-based paints, oil-based
primers or oil-based stain-kill coatings) with ShieldZ®
Universal, ShieldZ Universal Plus or ShieldZ
Clear Acrylic Wall Size or ShieldZ Oil-Base Wallcovering
Mold & Mildew
Eliminate pre-existing mold and mildew by washing the
affected area with a solution of ¾ cup of bleach to 1 gallon
of water. Wear protection to prevent skin and eye contact.
Quickly wash off any solution that comes in contact with
your skin. Do not add ammonia or other cleaning agents to
the bleach solution. Rinse surface with clean water. Allow
surface to dry thoroughly before applying wallcovering.
Wipe down with a damp cloth to remove residual joint
compound dust prior to priming. No primer is required
when hanging strippable fabric backed vinyl wallcovering
over bare drywall. However, adhesive must fully cure
(approximately 4-6 weeks) prior to stripping. If uncertain,
priming is always recommended to ensure proper
New plaster must age at least 90 days before hanging
wallcovering. Prime prior to installation.
Glossy paint, paneling, metal, glass, plastic, etc. should be
primed with ShieldZ Universal, ShieldZ Universal Plus,
ShieldZ Clear Acrylic Wall Size or ShieldZ Oil-Base
Wallcovering Primer prior to wallcovering installation.
Metal surfaces should be primed with rust inhibiting
Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 Primer.
Existing Vinyl Wallcovering
This product is not intended for hanging wallcoverings
over existing vinyl wallcoverings without the use of a
primer. For hanging directly over vinyl without priming, use
SureGrip 127 Vinyl over Vinyl Wallcovering Adhesive
according to label directions. For hanging lightweight
wallpaper or borders directly over unprimed vinyl, use
SureGrip Universal Adhesive or SureGrip Border Adhesive
for Wallpapered Surfaces.
Take special care to keep the adhesive off the
face of textile or delicate wallcovering. Some wallcovering
can be stained by water alone. Test for stain resistance prior to
installation and hang according to manufacturer’s
Use only when temperature is between 50-100°F(10-38°C)
and the relative humidity is less than 85%. Adhesive
is ready to use but may be thinned with a maximum of 1
pint of water per gallon of adhesive for use with lightweight
non-pasted or pre-pasted wallpaper. Apply an even coat
using a roller, brush or pasting machine to the back of the
wallcovering. Make sure sufficient adhesive is on edges.
Avoid contact with the surface of embossed or delicate
wallcovering. Book and hang wallcovering according to the
One gallon of adhesive will hang up to 4 to 5 double rolls
or 280 square feet. Spread rate may differ with various
Remove excess adhesive on or around the wallcovering
immediately with clean water. Additional effort may be
required if adhesive is allowed to contact the surface of
embossed or textured vinyl. Close container tightly after each use.
Clean tools with warm water.
Protect from freezing. Always keep the container tightly
closed and store in a cool dry place at temperatures
between 40-100°F (4-38°C).