ProGold Wallpaper Paste Review

Updated Jul 13, 2022 | Posted Feb 20, 2022 | Sundries, Product Reviews | 4 comments

ProGold is made by Rodo and there are two different types of ProGold wallpaper paste. They do the ready-mixed, or “tub paste”. They also do a flake, or “packet paste”.

Both products have been developed to serve the needs of professional decorators. You will find them side-by-side in any Johnstone’s Decorating Centre. I use both products regularly, hence me taking the time to write this ProGold Wallpaper Paste Review.

ProGold Ready Mixed Wallpaper Paste


Ready mixed wallpaper paste is generally used for non-woven wallpapers. However, ProGold ready mixed is fine for most types of paper, including pulp.

It comes condensed, the idea being you can dilute it as needed to suit the type of wallpaper you’re hanging. If it is a heavy paper, or you’re wallpapering a ceiling, you should use a thick consistency. You can dilute the paste for general use, which will help on application and prevent lumps of paste behind the paper.


This wallpaper paste is strong enough to use over sealed surfaces, even walls primed with Zinsser gardz. However, it isn’t too grippy, meaning you get a little bit of time and ‘slip’ to manoeuvre your drop of wallpaper into place. The consistency is nice and smooth, making it easy to apply.

All this makes using ProGold ready-mixed wallpaper paste a joy, regardless of whether you’re a professional decorator, or using it for a bit of DIY. You can’t go wrong with it really.


ProGold Flake Wallpaper Paste


ProGold’s packet mix is perfect for any type of pulp paper. It has a higher water content than ready mixed wallpaper paste, so avoid using it for non-woven wall coverings.

This paste is not as strong as the ready mixed version, so you probably wouldn’t use it over non-porous surface without the use of a separate primer.

You’ll find it very easy to mix ProGold’s packet paste to a smooth consistency. As with the ready mixed, it is a joy to use. Easy to apply and plenty of slip.


ProGold Wallpaper Paste Review by Mike Gregory

Updated Jul 13, 2022 | Posted Feb 20, 2022 | 4 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


  1. richard

    Read mix Good gear doesnt dry as quick as the ready mix beeline white lid.
    All feature walls really should be with ready mix is could save a massive amount of hassle with shrinking.
    Wickes ready mix also great gear also cheap as chips

  2. David

    The Paste is one of the worst I have ever used after 36hrs paste and paper well dry you can peel paper back of wall with ease it doesn’t even take any backing off wallpaper the product isn’t fit for purpose

    • Mike Cupit

      That’s strange? There’s something wrong there, it’s not normally like that.

    • Leanne

      Omg so, First time using this product. I’ve used it twice and both jobs had to go back to, as the paper has come lose from the wall (like really bad) I thought I’d gone shit for a min, until I seen your review x


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