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How to Wallpaper

If you’re wondering how to wallpaper, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to go through how to put wallpaper up on your walls, step-by-step. Let’s take a look.

Step 1: Work Out How Much Wallpaper You Need

The average roll of wallpaper yield about 10 metres, although it’ll say on the packet. Find out the width of the wallpaper and then check the lengths of all the walls in the room that need wallpapering. Leave a little extra length just in case. You can trim later.

Step 2: Choose Your Paste

There is a range of wallpaper pastes out there. Most glues are powder-based that you mix by hand. Vinyl, textile and acetate wallpapers use particular kinds of pastes and adhesives.

Step 4: Apply The Paste And Hang The First Sheet

Once you’ve cut the wallpaper to the correct length, usually the distance from the skirting to the coving, then you’re ready to apply the paste. Apply the paste with a brush and then leave it until the paste bonds with the paper.

Once its bonded, hang the first run. You may need to use a plumbline to ensure that you’re hanging wallpaper straight.

Step 5: Trim The Excess

Part the wallpaper from the wall at the top and trim the excess.

Step 6: Hang The Wallpaper Without Overlap

Finally, check that hanging ends of the wallpaper don’t overlap and then trim. If hanging around a corner, fold the wallpaper around the corner and press firmly to secure.

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