In regards to the primer, Elite Screens recommends using PROFESSIONAL R-35 Primer (Click Here for an example). Elite Screens does provide a standard adhesive powder compound for installing our Insta-DE2 screens. If you would like your Insta DE2 or large size Insta DE screen to have a professional-grade finish that is flat, durable, and free from imperfections, you may be able to do so by creating a stronger adhesive (Elite Screens strongly recommends hiring a professional wallpaper installer for best results). Follow the steps below to create an adhesive compound that is stronger than the adhesive provided:
- Combine the adhesive powder that is provided by Elite with 27oz of water. Once mixed this should give you about 30z of a liquid glue compound.
- Pour 15oz of that adhesive compound into a separate container/bucket.
- Add 15oz of Elmer’s All white glue to the 15oz of adhesive compound liquid. Mix until compound is uniform in texture an appearance.
- You can now use this new, stronger compound to install the insta-DE / insta-DE2 to your wall.
This method will work for insta DE and Insta-DE2 sizes up to 5’x10′. For sizes larger than 5’x10′, you would need to increase the amount proportionately. Examples: 5’x20′ would require double the amount of adhesive, 5’x30′ triple the amount, etc.