The Essentials of Hanging Wallpaper

Hanging new wallpaper can dramatically change the look of your home, and it's a great DIY home-improvement project. The key to putting up wallpaper successfully lies in good planning and knowing the tricks for achieving smooth seams, working on corners, and cutting and trimming the wallcovering. These articles will help you attain a professional-looking job!

What to Plan Before Hanging Wallpaper

If you’re hanging wallpaper, careful planning will improve your chances for success. Before you hang the first strip, determine where you want the seams to be and figure out to to deal with uneven ceilings [more…]

How to Cut Strips of Wallpaper

Cutting wallpaper into strips involves two steps: First, you rough-cut the wallpaper and then trim the wallpaper in place for a precise fit. When you rough-cut, first draw the paper, design side up, onto [more…]

How to Activate Wallpaper Paste

After you cut the first drop of your wallpaper, it’s time to activate the paste on a prepasted wallcovering or apply paste to an unpasted wallcovering. The procedures are generally quite straightforward [more…]

How to Hang Wallpaper

After you have planned how to hang the paper and activated the wallpaper paste, it’s time to get to the actual wallpaper hanging. To hang the prepared wallpaper, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Trim Wallpaper

After you hang your wallpaper, you need to trim it to add a professional look to those awkward spots around the edges. Trim the wallpaper allowance at the ceiling and baseboard by using a breakaway razor [more…]

How to Wallpaper Corners

Hanging wallpaper is a good do-it-yourself project, but wallpapering corners to make them look perfect can be a challenge. Get great results on wallpapering inside and outside corners by following these [more…]

How to Make Wallpaper Seams and Corners Look Perfect

When you're hanging wallpaper, the seams and corners can present problems. Don’t despair. If you follow these tips, you can have seams and corners that look professional. For a perfect seam, the seaming [more…]

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