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How to Hang Wallpaper

A great way to add a different look to any room in your home, anyone can do wallpapering. With a huge variety of different styles, patterns and colours, our wallpaper collection is sure to have something to suit your home. Never worked with wallpaper before? Check out a few helpful tips to get you started with your redecoration.


Wallpapering a Room Guide

Remove Old Wallpaper

If you're redecorating a new home or want to freshen up your living space, removing any old wallpaper is the first place to start. To begin removing your old wallpaper, begin by wetting a sponge and rubbing water into any seams in your paper, helping to loosen it from the wall. Once the paper is moist, grab a paint scraper, then scrape and peel the paper off the wall. It's sometimes a long and arduous task, but it's always worth it in the end!

Paste the Paper

With a few different ways to stick your wallpaper to your walls, pasting the paper provides a durable and long-lasting finish. To begin hanging your wallpaper, the first place to start is to set lines with a plumb bob. It is an easy tool to use to make sure you are hanging your paper straight, as it creates straight lines around your room for you to follow. Next, cut one piece at a time to ensure the lengths are correct. A helpful piece for cutting and pasting, a pasting table provides you with ample space to lay out your paper. Most Paste the Paper wallpapers have been pre-pasted, so you must soak them in water before sticking. Simply, soak your strip in warm water for the allotted time on your instructions, then stick to your chosen area. Once adhered to your wall, smooth throughout to get rid of air bubbles for a flat finish.

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Paste the Wall

The easiest way to decorate your room with wallpaper, pasting the wall is as simple as it sounds. The first step before hanging your wallpaper, make sure your space is clean and dry. Next, draw your lines the same way you would for pasting the paper, creating a plan for where your strips are going.

Once this is complete, mix a batch of All Purpose Extra Strong Wallpaper Paste and paste an even layer on your area of choice. Once this is completed, cut your wallpaper to your preferred length and stick it to place. A few helpful tools to make sure this process runs perfectly, check out this 9 Inch Roller Tray for pasting and Seam Roller for smoothing. For any more tools for help with redecorating your room, our Wallpaper Accessories Collection is sure to have just what you are looking for.



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