Four tips to wallpaper like a pro

Four tips to wallpaper like a pro


Posted 6th Jun 2017

Wallpapering a room can seem a daunting project - there will be room fittings you'll need to work around, you may need to remove existing wallpaper and, well, it can be messy. However, these tips can make it a much simpler process for you

1. You should start by deciding whether you want to wallpaper the entire room, or only part of it. This will allow you to calculate the total area that will be covered, so you can order the correct number of rolls for your project. You should, however, allow extra for pattern matching, if it's needed.

2. It's worth choosing a wallpaper which will be pasted to the wall, as this will be an easier and less messy process. You should also invest in a brush which has a wide head, to make it quicker for yourself, and also keep a seam roller and trimming knife to hand.

3. When you come across fittings - such as switches - cut a cross in the paper from the corners and peel back the paper until it is flat against the wall. Then, carefully cut the flaps away using a trimming knife.

4. If you need to strip the existing wallpaper off, you should try removing a small patch using warm water, a brush and a scraper. If the paper is difficult to remove, you should try using a wallpaper stripper, but take care to avoid damaging the plaster beneath.






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