The Art Of Hanging Wallpaper Successful wallpaper installation is the product of meticulous wall preparation and the employment of the right tools for the job, as well as following the proper application guidelines. Though developments have already given rise to innovative changes in wallpaper, (pre-pasted and strip wallpaper and borders, etc.), some homeowners still use traditional wallpaper, which of course, takes some time to hang.
Here’s what you are going to need (usage detailed in the instructions below):
- Steel tape measure
- Plumb Bob or 48″ Level
- Water tray
- Seam roller
- Wallpaper smoothing brush
- Razor knife with lots of blades
- Broad knife
- Large sponge
Before you start hanging your wallpaper, make sure you have turned off the electricity, removed all sockets, switches, and plates. Also make sure to prep the walls. A clean and smooth wall is critical to the successful application of your wall covering.
- The first thing to do is to create a plumb line and mark the wall with the width of the wallpaper minus ? inch. You must then draw a straight vertical line at the mark. This is where the first two strips must meet.
- Partially unroll the wallpaper and press