When you choose the perfect wall covering, you want to learn the proper way to hang it so that it looks great and remains securely in place.
Wallpapering can be a tricky procedure. Applying too much paste will create a sticky mess. Not hanging the covering correctly may end with an uneven appearance that falls down quickly. For perfect results, here is a step-by-step guide to teach you how to calculate and control the correct amount of applied paste.
- Before starting, you must make sure the wall is completely clean, dry, and smooth.
- Measure the height and width of the wall. Add an additional two inches around the wallpaper for cutting.
- Hanging instructions are usually printed on the first roll of paper and should be carefully read.
- Cut each strip where indicated and line them in the correct order.
- To make sure the first strip is hung perfectly straight, you must mark the end of the strip and draw a straight vertical line down the wall, which is slightly wider than the strip.
- Paste carefully in corners and around the perimeter on the wall so that no places are missed.
- Roll the paste onto the wall approximately one and one-half strips wide.
- To test the amount of paste applied, slide your finger through it. Too little paste will show no trace of your finger path. Too much will leave a clear view of where you moved your finger. The correct amount will only leave a trail of a path.
- To begin hanging the paper, begin on the left and work right.
Learn more about hanging wallpaper:
- How to mix wallpaper paste
- How to properly dampen the sponge
- How to hang wallpaper instruction video