Ready to use your new wallpaper but need some tips? Look no further!
Browse our selection of how to guides, from pasting the wall to cutting around corners.
In our step-by-step video’s we will show you
1. How to hang and put-up wallpaper
2. The tools to use when you apply your wallpaper
3. How to hang paste the wall wallpaper and paste the paper wallpaper
4. How to hang wallpaper without the seams showing
5. How to cut wallpaper
6. How to hang patterned wallpaper
To start with you will need the correct wallpaper tools.
Wallpaper paste brush, spirit level or plumb line, sharp decorators’ scissors, bucket of water, clean sponge, pencil, pasting table, tape measure, smoother brush, sanding paper/block, scraper, seam roller and a sharp Stanley knife.
Now this is most important step and is essential – Check all your batch number match
Now you have all your tools to use to hang your wallpaper its time to prep your walls. So he is a simple step by step
- Watch the video on how to prepare your walls for hanging wallpaper. Scan your walls for any cracks and dents and fill them.
- Any painted walls should be sanded and roughened.
- Sponge the wall to remove any dirt and dust.
- Cut your wallpaper to size leaving a margin
- Use a spirit level to ensure the position of the first piece of wallpaper.
- Generously paste the paper or the wall depending on what type of wallpaper you are using.
- Avoid getting any paste on the patterned side as it can ruin the wallpaper
- Line the wallpaper up where you have marked the first position
- Trim the top and bottom wallpaper edges
- Match the pattern up with the second piece of wallpaper by sliding it together.
- Carefully wipe off any excess paste with a sponge and water.
- Use a wallpaper smoother and seam roller to apply the finishing touches
Watch our step-by-step video guide on how to prepare your walls for wallpapering.
- Remove any old wallpaper with a scraper
- Fill any cracks or holes
- Wash any painted surfaces to remove any dirt, dust or grease.
- Painted walls should be roughened with sandpaper
- Absorbent surfaces such as new plastered walls should be primed and sealed and fully dried out before applying any new wallpaper.
- We recommend fully cross lining your walls
A great tip before your start to hang your wallpaper around a corner is to be prepared to overlap the seam up to 12mm if the corner is uneven.
The step-by-step video guide will show you
- To check that internal / external corner is square and true.
- Check that surfaces are upright and vertical
- Press the paper into and around the corner
If possible before you start this stage try, if possible, isolate the water, drain the radiator and remove. This will help wallpapering around the radiators so much easier. If you are not able to remove the radiator then follow this step by step.
- Cut the wallpaper around the radiator
- Allow at least 5cm to go behind the radiator
- Don’t forget to paper underneath the radiator
Our guide here will show you how to wallpaper behind sockets.
PLEASE NOTE – Before you even consider working around anything electrical ISOLATE THE POWER AT THE MAINS.
- Loosen the plate screws
- You your thumb and forefinger to crease wallpaper around the plate
- Cut corner to corner
- Cut 6mm inside the crease lines
- Push excess wallpaper behind the socket plate and then straighten and flatten
- Retighten the socket plate screws
Learn how to paper around a window with our how to video guide.
- Paper around the upright corner into the window frame
- Splice match above the window frame
- Paper around the horizontal corner into the window frame
Air bubbles and wallpaper can be an annoying combination. But here at Wallpapershop.co.uk we know how to remove air bubbles from wallpaper.
Most bubbles are simply caused by air being trapped underneath the wallpaper.
- Use a wallpaper smoother, decorator’s brush to push the air bubble from the centre to the edge.
- Take care not to crease the paper