If you could have one tool that would save you time and not cost the earth when carrying out wallpapering projects would you be interested? Well hopefully by the end of this blog about one of my absolute must haves in the wallpaper game I’m pretty sure you will be!
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 adhesive. This brings me on nicely to what I am going to be talking about which is –the Beeline Paste Master Machine.
The Beeline Paste Master Machine is an absolute must have when carrying out any wallpaper project. Just like you when I heard about this machine I was thinking surely this machine will not only be expensive but inconsistent too?
Well with that I thought why not give it a try as the amount of wallpapering projects I was embarking on was rapidly increasing as people were wanting pattern instead of painted walls. The first project I used this machine on was Vinyl striped paper; I cut each length to size leaving a few cm 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 through.
Once you have the required paste consistency all you need to do is pour it into the front and back reservoir ensuring the roller has enough to pick up throughout, my advice is always fill 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 mm on each side before running a test piece of paper to ensure you are happy before starting your project. The 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. I’ve used all sorts of papers through the Beeline Paste Machine from Lining, Morris & Co, even Laura Ashley and once you get the hang of it you will never paste using a brush again I assure you.
I honestly can’t explain to you 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!