Wallpaper paste

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An adhesive paste used to adhere wallpaper to walls. Wallpaper paste is usually composed of wheat starch or carboxymethyl cellulose and can be removed with steam. Some high strength wallpaper pastes are made with polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) emulsions. PVAC formulations usually include plasticizers, preservatives, and starch.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cola de empapelado de pared (Esp.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977