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Hanging Patterned Wallpaper

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Learn how to hang patterned wallpaper with this video tutorial.

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We know it sounds tricky at first but this comprehensive video will tell you all you need to know about hanging patterned wallpaper, from preparing the glue, to matching up your strips of paper perfectly.


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In this video you will learn how to hang patterned wallpaper.

Using patterned wallpaper is an easy and accessible way of bringing a touch of originality to your interior.

For this job you will need; patterned wallpaper, wallpaper glue, a measuring tape, a ruler, a level, a plumb line, a cutter, a large brush, a wallpaper brush, a smoothing tool and a wallpaper roller.

We will show you the five steps necessary to do this.

Step 1: preparing the glue

Choose a wallpaper glue; either classic or vinyl is fine.

Tip: the glue works best if mixed 24 hours before use

Step 2: preparing the first strip

Unroll the paper.

Measure the height of the wall and add ten centimetres.

Transfer this measurement to the wallpaper and cut off the excess.

Step 3: gluing the first strip

Use a brush to spread the glue onto the strip of wallpaper, starting in the centre and moving towards the edges of the strip.

Fold the paper back over itself so that the glued sides are touching and permeate the paper.

Starting from the ceiling, glue the first strip, leaving a 5 centimetre margin.

Smooth out the paper using the wallpaper brush, going from center to the edges.

Unfold the paper bit by bit, always checking that it is straight.

Use a cutter, with the help of the smoothing tool, to cut off the excess.

Step 4: preparing the next strips

Before gluing, position the second strip next to the first, to check that the pattern lines up.

Cut according to the pattern.

Stick to the wall, make sure to keep the strip aligned.

Smooth the edges of the strips with the wallpaper seam roller.

Step 5: putting up wallpaper around openings

Where there is a window or a door, unroll the paper above the opening until it touches the edge.

Make a mark on the edge using your finger.

Use the smoothing tool to help you cut cleanly.

Now you know how to hang patterned wallpaper.


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