How to Hang Wallpaper

1. Cutting the Wallpaper to Size

    Many people find the first step a bit tricky but it doesn’t need to be. To make it easier try to get someone to help you with this step.
    Simply unpack the wallpaper and hold it up against the wall. Allow for around 100 mm extra wallpaper on the top and bottom to allow you to trim the strip once you have pasted it on the wall. The trimming will allow you to make sure all your strips fit neatly with each other.
    Be sure to use a ruler to mark where to cut the paper from the bottom. Once cut, the first piece can be used as a template and can be used to cut the other pieces as well. The amount of wall paper you allow for trimming will also depend on the design of the wallpaper and how you want it to look on the wall.


2. Preparing Wallpaper Adhesive

    Wallpaper Adhesive is available in all DIY shops. In most cases all you need to do is read the instructions and add enough water to the Adhesive powder to create the paste. This then needs to be mixed and forms a thick textured paste. Use a suitable brush to spread the paste on to the wall paper.


3. Pasting the Wallpaper

      Its always best to start with the centre of the wallpaper and spreading the paste outwards to the edges. After pasting the paper, folding it will make it easier to hang and stick to the wall.


    Fold the paper inwards so that both sides that have been glued are stuck to one another. Do not fold the paper in half, a good measure would be to fold the paper a third of the way. This really depends on how comfortable you are, and the size of paper you will be able to hang easily.


4. Hanging the Wallpaper

    Begin by pressing the top of the wallpaper to the top of the wall making sure you allow for a 50mm extra piece on top. You may notice some air bubbles appearing behind the paper on the wall and these can always be dealt with using a wallpapering brush or a damp cloth. Once the piece is in place, unfold the rest of the piece so that you reach the bottom of the wall. Finally cut any access paper off using scissors or a Stanley knife. The same process will need to be repeated to cover the whole room.


5. Cleaning

    At times you may find some of the paste leaking off of the sides of the paper. Simply use a damp cloth to wipe this excess paste off.


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