Borders are timeless decorative elements, they are very old, but they have not gone out of fashion nor will they go out of fashion. And if we know how to combine them well and choose the right one, it will leave an amazing finish.

There are many types of borders, made of wood, tiles, marble, but in this article we will talk about paper borders. More precisely about glues.

There are sticky edges that can be painted, they are glued to the wall, and then you paint them, they have a rough touch, as if it were sandpaper.

There are also sticky edges that simply stick to the wall and do not have to be painted, they have a smooth touch like a sticker.

Colored edge

If we want a rustic atmosphere and we have painted with some kind of color, like the Florentine countries, the atmosphere, etc., the best are sticky edges that can be painted, those that have a touch of sandpaper. They are purchased at any paint or decoration store, with catalogs to choose the design we like best.

There are several ways to install these borders, although they can be painted, it is not necessary to paint them, sometimes it is better and without that, if this is the result we want, we will put the frame when the wall is painted. And if we want to paint it instead, we will put the edge first, and then we will paint the wall together with the edge.

The border that can be painted has a touch like sandpaper and is gray and white, it doesn’t matter if we paint it the same color as the wall, it’s designed to create a touch of difference, the colors won’t look the same on the wall but on the edge, highlighting the latter.

Borders that cannot be painted, we can choose between many models, children’s, avant-garde, rustic, with drawings, with letters, there are countless of them, they are not like borders that can be painted, their repertoire is not so wide. Well, depending on the color or colors we have chosen, and taking into account the room or place to paint, we will choose the border. If we are going to paint a children’s room, we can choose borders according to their favorite drawings, such as Hanna Montana, Barbie, monsters SA, SpongeBob and an endless number of decorative borders for children.


The possibility of placing borders, I recommend it when we put two colors on the same wall, creating a recognizable barrier between them.

There are also edges that are a template, we glue it to the wall and paint the holes they have, and then we peel it off leaving a perfect drawing.

How to set a sticky border.

Applying the sticky edge is very simple, we only need a meter and a pencil, a pencil, a marker or something to mark a few simple marks, better if it is a pencil because then the mark can be easily removed.

Imagine putting a border in a room.

We take a meter and measure in the corner of the room from the floor 1’10 cm and make a small mark.

Now let’s make another mark in the middle of the wall, also 1’10 cm from the ground.

Then we make another mark in the other corner and so on until we go around the whole room.

We already have a measured room so the border is flat, the measure I told you is 1’10 cm because it is less -more height that they usually put, but you can set the height you choose no matter what, it depends on everyone’s taste.

All right, we’ll put a limit:

The sticky edge comes on the roll.

We grab one end of the roll and place it on the mark we made.

Unroll about two meters and remove the plastic from the back of the edge so that the part to be glued is exposed.

We adjust the gluing of the roll during unwinding to the marks we have made. We will do this until we confine the whole room. And we already have a limit in place.


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