How to make flour wallpaper paste

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How to make flour wallpaper paste
Mix up your own homemade wallpaper paste from flour and water. (shoot_nik/iStock/Getty Images)

Applying wallpaper at home is a messy process, but it can be done with ease using homemade paste. Making your own wallpaper paste with flour generally takes very little time, thus leaving you more time and energy to focus on applying wallpaper to your walls. A cost-friendly alternative to professional installation, using homemade flour paste for wallpaper makes it easier for you to add your own accent touches to your home's interior decoration.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 450 g (1 lb) flour
  • 4.5 litre (1 gallon) pot
  • 13.5 litre (3 gallon) bucket
  • Stirring stick
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) sugar

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Add the flour to the pot and add just enough water to turn it into a thick, gooey paste. It should be the consistency of cottage cheese. It usually takes approximately 1 litre (4 cups) of water for every 450 g (1 lb) of flour to achieve this consistency.

  2. 2

    Heat the pan on a medium-low setting for about five minutes as you stir in the sugar. The sugar will keep the mixture from hardening when it cools.

  3. 3

    Pour the hot mixture into the bucket.

  4. 4

    Stir the mixture as you add hot tap water to it. You'll need approximately 2 litres (8 cups) of hot tap water to thin the mixture into a gravy-like consistency. Stir it so there are no lumps in it, and use it immediately to hang your wallpaper.

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