Hanging wallpaper may look like an art in itself but it really isn’t that difficult so in the short article we’ll explain how best to hang your wallpaper/designer wallpaper in your home.
First thing to do is work out how many rolls of wallpaper/designer wallpaper you may need to decorate your room.
Rolls of designer paper/wallpaper usually come with the length of the role on the outer packaging or it is stated on the website or in the store. Something else to check is you must make sure you have the same batch number so that the colour or the pattern matches.
If you are decorating a room to the first time as you are in a new house you may not have to remove any existing wallpaper or flaky paint covering the wall but if you have got the existing wallpaper make sure you peel and remove all the existing wallpaper off the wall and wash down the walls with soapy sugary water, to remove any grease marks or any marks on the wall. You must also make sure that the end wall is smooth and clean and absolutely dry before you start putting new wallpaper on the wall.
When you’re measuring for the length wallpaper required for the area make sure it overlaps onto the ceiling and the skirting by at least 10 to 15 cm at both ends if your wallpaper is patterned make sure that you allow for the pattern to be repeated.
When hanging designer wallpaper you will require a few tools and pieces of equipment including a pasting table and pasting brush though any thick brush will do. A bucket and a spatula are used to mix the wallpaper paste.
Follow the instructions carefully how to mix the wallpaper paste. Once you’ve got it to a thick consistency Place the wallpaper face down (pattern or design face down) onto the table and apply the paste to the paper. When pasting its easier if you work from the centre of the paper to the Out side, and don’t be afraid to get on the table as that means you have covered the whole area of the paper. One thing you must be careful off and try to avoid is to get the wallpaper paste on to the front of the wallpaper.
Now comes the tricky part
When removing the wallpaper from the pasting table loosely pickup the paper from the centre so that it folds over at both ends be careful not to crease the paper as you pick it up make sure your hands are on the face of the wallpaper within the fold. Once you’re at the wall place the wallpaper onto the wall starting at the top and work your way down. As you go down make sure you should smooth out any air bubbles working from the centre of the wallpaper to the edges as this will help push the air bubbles out to the sides. Once you’ve done that any excess paper from the top or the bottom of the wallpaper can be removed using a sharp Stanley knife and metal ruler or spirit that will keep your cuts strait.
Make sure if you’re hanging a piece of wallpaper next to another one with a pattern make sure the pattern matches exactly. Once you’ve successfully hung the piece of designer wallpaper wipe off any excess paste that may have come through from your side of the paper with a damp cloth or sponge as you go along, this will seal the edges of the paper and make your pattern continuous.