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How to install wallpaper

how to install wallpaper

How to install wallpaper

Installing wallpaper is a great way to add color and texture to a room. However, the process can seem daunting, especially for first-timers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips to help you install wallpaper like a pro.

  1. Gather Supplies

  2. Before beginning the installation process, make sure you have all the necessary supplies. This includes wallpaper, wallpaper paste, a wallpaper smoothing tool, a sharp utility knife, a measuring tape, and a pencil.

  3. Prep the Walls

  4. Prepping the walls is an essential step to ensure a smooth installation. This involves cleaning the walls thoroughly and filling in any cracks or holes. If the walls are already painted, it’s recommended to lightly sand the surface to ensure that the wallpaper adheres properly.

  5. Measure and Cut the Wallpaper

  6. Measure the height and width of the wall to determine how much wallpaper is needed. Cut the wallpaper into strips, making sure to leave a few inches of excess at the top and bottom of each strip to allow for adjustments during installation.

  7. Apply the Wallpaper Paste

  8. Apply the wallpaper paste to the back of the wallpaper, making sure to cover the edges thoroughly. Fold the wallpaper strip in half, paste side to paste side, and allow it to rest for a few minutes. This is called “booking” and allows the paste to fully activate.

  9. Install the Wallpaper

  10. Starting from the top of the wall, align the wallpaper strip with the ceiling, making sure to leave a few inches of excess at the top. Smooth out the wallpaper with the wallpaper smoothing tool, making sure to remove any air bubbles or wrinkles. Repeat the process for each strip, aligning the pattern as you go.

  11. Trim the Excess

  12. Once all the strips are installed, use a sharp utility knife to trim the excess wallpaper at the top and bottom of the wall. Be sure to use a straight edge to ensure a clean, precise cut.

  13. Finishing Touches

  14. After the wallpaper is installed, use the wallpaper smoothing tool to smooth out any remaining air bubbles or wrinkles. Allow the wallpaper to dry completely before moving furniture back into the room.

In conclusion, installing wallpaper can seem like a daunting task, but with these tips, you can tackle the job like a pro. Remember to gather all the necessary supplies, prep the walls, measure and cut the wallpaper, apply the wallpaper paste, install the wallpaper, trim the excess, and add the finishing touches. With a little bit of effort, you can transform any room into a beautiful and inviting space.

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