How To Wallpaper A Wall

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Wallpaper is standout way to define a space that lacks significant architectural borders, such as this entryway . pretty patterned paper and simple coat hooks elevate this long. Skinny space from underused  hallway to functional entry point.

Bedroom decor is a perfect stage on which to let your personality play. Wallpapering one accent wall is a fast and affordable way to inject color and pattern without over whelming the room. Project designer used the classic wallpapering method to apply this paper, but you could select a peel and stick product.

See the instructions  how to wallpaper a wall below :

What you’ll need

  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Wallpaper adhesive
  • Paint roller brush
  • Wallpaper smoothing tool
  • Cloth
  • Straightedge
  • Utility or crafts knife
  • Sponge
  • Bucket

 

  • Step 1

Clean the wall. Make sure the surface is dry before continuing

  • Step2

Use a level to draw a straight vertical line the height of the wall in an inconspicuous spot. There is where you’ll align your first strip of wallpaper

  • Step 3

Cut a strip of wallpaper that is 6 inch longer then height of the wall to allow a 3 inch overhang at top and bottom.

  • Step 4

Apply adhesive lightly to the back of the wallpaper using roller, then “book’ ( fold pasted sides to gather) for five to eight minutes to let the paste sink in the paper expand and uncurl before applying it to the wall.

  • Step 5

Line up the first strips with the pencil line, and use the paper onto the wall. Work from the top and middle onto the strips, moving down and out as you go. Smooth any excess adhesive from behind the paper, wiping it away from the edges with a damp cloth. This will prevent bubbles and movement as the adhesive dries.

  • Step 6

Continue hanging strips in the same manner. Before you cut each strip, match the pattern with the previous strips ( called the pattern repeat ). match the pattern on the wall at eye level, and butt the seams tightly against each other without overlapping.

  • Step 7

When your wall is covered, trim excess paper with straightedge and a utility or crafts knife with sharp blade.

  • Step 8

Use a clean, damp sponge to remove adhesive from the surface. Empty your bucket and repeat with clean warm water.

 

 

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