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How to use spray adhesive for wallpaper repairs

Sometimes in life it’s the little things that make a big difference. Like the missing button on your jacket or the ugly scratch on your car door. It can be something so small, but it changes the overall effect from looking smart and polished, to looking scruffy.

A little tear in an otherwise beautifully wallpapered wall is a perfect example. It’s one of those things that takes you from dream home to disaster zone. Thankfully, you can easily repair wallpaper with spray adhesive.

Bostik Fast Tak Permanent spray adhesive acts like a wallpaper paste spray to make your repair super easy and quick to do.

So, if you’re wondering ‘Can I use spray adhesive for wallpaper repairs?’, the simple answer is yes. Discover our step-by-step guide and learn how to use spray glue for wallpaper repairs in five simple steps. Don’t bin it, fix it and become an everyday #REPAIRHERO.

What is spray adhesive?

Bostik spray adhesive is a contact glue in an aerosol form. It is a handy adhesive to have around the home, office or school to be used for arts and crafts, household repairs and in DIY projects. Our spray adhesive dries clear, is quick and easy-to-use, and is CFC free.

It's the perfect choice for craft projects and DIY repairs when you need an ultra strong, permanent bond. Its high strength formula bonds almost anything including paper, card, foam, leather, rubber, plastic, metal, wood, stone and more.

Why use spray glue for wallpaper repairs?

Spray adhesive bonds to almost anything, but is most commonly used to mount paper onto card. As wallpaper is a similar texture and thickness, spray adhesive is ideal for all types of wallpaper including being used as a spray adhesive for peel and stick wallpaper.

Our Fast Tak offers an ultra strong and durable bond, and comes with a variable direction nozzle to help you achieve a precise application.


Everything you need to create wallpaper repairs with spray adhesive


You might also want:

  • Old newspaper or similar to protect the area

How to use spray glue for a wallpaper repair

Step 1: Prepare your surfaces to be glued

Before you begin your wallpaper repair, it is important to remember that all adhesives need a clean and dry surface for the glue to work at its best. Clean the surfaces to be bonded so that they are free from dust, dirt and grease.

Next, lay newspaper on the floor or around the area next to where you are working. This will help to protect your surfaces from any excess spray.

Step 2: Shake your spray adhesive

Thoroughly shake Fast Tak Permanent aerosol adhesive before use.

Step 3: Apply your glue

Good to know: You only need to apply Bostik Fast Tak Permanent spray to one of the surfaces to be bonded.

Apply your spray adhesive to the piece of damaged wallpaper, spraying evenly from a distance of 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches).

If your wallpaper is too damaged to reuse, take your spare wallpaper, cut to size and ensure that this matches what is already on the wall. Cover evenly with our glue for wallpaper and leave to dry for a few seconds.

Step 4: Line up your wallpaper and press in place

Once your adhesive has dried for a few seconds, you should then carefully line the piece of wallpaper up on the wall and firmly press it into place.

Be careful to position your wallpaper accurately in order to create a seamless, professional finish.

Step 5: Your wallpaper is repaired!

That’s it. The once scruffy and torn wallpaper is as good as new - you’ve created your wallpaper repair using our glue spray and you’re an official #REPAIRHERO.

Ready for next time?

After use, turn your Fast Tak can upside down and spray (away from you) for a few seconds to prevent the can from clogging.

If you need to remove Bostik Fast Tak Permanent spray, use a clean cloth dampened with white spirit immediately after application to avoid it forming a permanent bond. Refer to the technical data sheet for more information.