To find out which wallpaper adhesive you should use to hang your wallpaper, it’s good to check if the adhesive is approved by the STB (the Swedish Wallpaper Council) and which adhesive codes should appear on the adhesive container. You can find our recommendations for wallpaper adhesives here.
Which wallpaper adhesive should I use?
We recommend using an adhesive approved by the STB, the Swedish Wallpaper Council.
The STB symbol is a Swedish registered trademark that can be found on STB-approved rolls of wallpaper, alongside one or more other adhesive code markings.
The STB symbol and corresponding codes can also be found on the packaging for wallpaper pastes and adhesives that have been tested and approved by the STB. Having the same STB label on both the wallpaper rolls and paste packaging is therefore a good indication that they are suitable for use together.
The can of wallpaper adhesive should bear at least one of these codes:
How much adhesive should I use?
To see if you have enough wallpaper adhesive, apply an even layer of adhesive with a roller and then draw on the wall with your finger as in the image below. If you can draw a pattern in the adhesive using your finger then you know that you have enough.