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What Is The Best Wallpaper Paste?

Posted on: May 17, 2019

Romans Pro 880 - Best Wallpaper Paste

Not sure which glue to use for your next wallpaper project? We spoke with several paperhangers to see what their go-to glue is and almost all of them said the same thing – Romans Pro 880.

It’s a starch based clear wallpaper adhesive that can be used for any application.

The 880 blend is literally the most versatile option on the market right now. Romans Pro-880 comes in a 5-gallon bucket or 1 gallon pale and can be used for both commercial and residential jobs.

For residential jobs you dilute the paste with up to a pint of water and for commercial jobs you apply the paste to the wallpaper undiluted.

Romans makes 5 other wallpaper adhesives but like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we found that Romans 880 is just right.  

A good glue needs to be strong, lightweight, readily available and not dry too fast. Clay based adhesives are stronger but tend to dry before the installer has a chance to set the paper.

Other Benefits

  • One gallon covers 330 square feet
  • Contains biocides that resist mildew from forming underneath your wallpaper
  • Can be used with almost any primer
  • Can be used with non-woven, vinyl coated, sold vinyl, Type I vinyl and Type II vinyl wallpaper
  • Easy to clean up
  • Non-Staining
  • Spreads and flows easily
  • VOC (Actual): 0%
  • VOC (Regulatory): Zero (As calculated per EPA Method 24)
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