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
High Performance Sealer as needed.
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.
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.
Textile/Delicate/Polyolefin/Polyester Backed Wallcoverings
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 instructions.
In a clean container, slowly mix the contents of carton with
water as recommended on the carton. Stir until product is
completely dissolved. Wait ten minutes before using,
stirring occasionally. Mix only the amount intended for
use. Do not store unused mixed material.
Use only when temperature is between 50-100°F(10-38°C)
and the relative humidity is less than 85%.
Apply adhesive to the back of wallcovering with a brush, roller or
pasting machine. Smooth the adhesive evenly over the
entire wallcovering. Make sure sufficient adhesive is on edges.
Make sure sufficient adhesive is on edges. Avoid
contact with the surface of embossed or delicate
wallcovering. Book and hang wallcovering according to the
Spread rate may differ with various wallcoverings.
Drying time will vary depending on the wallcovering type,
temperature, ventilation and humidity in the room.
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
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).
Coverage depends on the surface conditions and thickness of application.