Do you dread wallpapering jobs? Do you get annoyed when you receive an enquiry for another wallpapering project? Every decorator prefers certain jobs over others. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of wallpapering as it can take me a long time and be a big faff.
Often, wallpapering would put me in a bad mood for the whole day and as I’m not usually an unhappy or moody person, I decided to do something about it. I spent some time on the internet researching the best tools and equipment for wallpapering. One thing that consistently came up in my research was a wallpaper pasting machine, particularly the Beeline Paste Master.
Now, I’m sure most of you would have heard of the brand Beeline but if you haven’t, here’s a brief introduction. Beeline is a market leading wallpaper paste brand, which offers a selection of wallpaper pastes in a variety of grades suitable for all wallcoverings, as well as ready mixed adhesives. I’ve used their adhesives for years and can highly recommend them. I was surprised that I’ve never considered using their paste machine.
Since the day I started using it, the Beeline Paste Master Machine has become an absolute essential when carrying out any wallpaper work. When I first heard about this machine I thought; surely this machine will not only be expensive but inconsistent too?
After reading lots of positive reviews and as the number of wallpapering projects I was embarking on was rapidly increasing, I decided to give it a try. Recently more and more people seem to like the idea of having a nice patterned wallpaper instead of plain painted walls in their homes.
The first project I used the machine on was a Vinyl striped paper. I cut each length to size leaving a few centimetres at either end for overlap. Once these were cut it was time to load the machine, learning that the key to success is working out the consistency of the paste and how much you allow to go through.
Once you have the required paste consistency, all you need to do is pour it into the front and back reservoir of the machine, ensuring the roller has enough to pick up throughout. My personal advice is to always fill up as much as you possibly can. The amount of paste that is allowed through the roller is key and this can be adjusted using the screws on either side. Make sure you allow an extra few millimetres on each side and run a test piece of paper to ensure you are happy before starting your project.
The Beeline Paste Master Machine allows you to pull one piece through allowing the sheet to soak whilst you swiftly move on to hanging the next drop and so on. Imagine using this machine for a lining project - it is an absolute must and a guaranteed time saver.
You can use a variety of pastes in this machine. When using ready mixed adhesives, I tend to add a drop of water in mine to thin it out ever so slightly, as you don’t want to drown the paper. By now I’ve used all sorts of wallpaper through the Beeline Paste Machine from Lining, Morris & Co or even Laura Ashley wallpaper. Once you get the hang of it you will never paste using a brush again - I assure you.
I honestly can’t explain how good this machine is and how much use I have had out of it. The most important thing when purchasing a tool is ensuring it pays for itself. Well I can tell you this Beeline machine most certainly has, I absolutely love it.
I strongly recommend you make a beeline to your nearest stockist and order this amazing piece of equipment. You won’t be disappointed!