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Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by omegdeluxe(f): 2:05pm On Jan 11, 2015
Installing wallpapers is not as difficult as it looks, it is quite fun. i remember then in school when we use starch to install wallpapers in the hostel and it always did come out beautiful.

This is a step to step guide on how to install wallpapers in your homes, offices or shops.

Step 1
Spackle and sandpaper the wall to smooth any imperfections (imperfections are more visible through wallpaper than paint) , then apply a coat of wallpaper primer. While it dries, cover a long worktable or the floor with a clean plastic painter's tarp (this is basically to protect the floor from glues and grease and to give you a clean surface to spread out the wallpaper). Make sure your hands are clean, too.




Step 2
If you're papering a whole wall, cut vertical strips 4 inches longer than the wall height; once the paper is up, you'll trim the excess. Arrange wallpaper strips side by side on the floor to ensure that the pattern lines up correctly, gently taping them together with painter's tape to temporarily secure them. If you're making a shape (as with the headboard or sconce backing plates), cut it out on a cutting mat with a utility knife.


Step 3
Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark where on the wall the paper will be placed. For example, mark the top edge of a chair rail or sides of a rectangle.


Step 4

Pour premixed clear wallpaper glue into a paint roller tray. Use a small paint roller to apply it quickly and evenly to the back of the paper. (Some wallpaper comes prepasted, so you can just dampen it according to the manufacturer's instructions.)


Step 5
Now apply the paper one strip at a time, smoothing each onto the wall from the center outward using an 8-inch plastic smoother. For long strips, use a stepladder and work from the top down; have someone hold the other end as you position it (use this same method for wide chair-rail strips). The seams of side-by-side strips should butt against one another, not overlap; make sure these seams lie flat by using a seam-roller.

Step 6
Once a piece is up, you have about 10 to 15 minutes to perfect its placement. Carefully push any bubbles out toward the borders.


Step 7
Wash off excess glue with a damp natural sponge, continuing to smooth the wallpaper as you go.

There you have it lovelies. Simple step by step guide to installing wallpapers



Visit http://omegdeluxeinteriors..com/2015/01/do-it-yourself-how-to-install-wallpapers.html for the steps in pictures and more posts on interior decoration
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by omegdeluxe(f): 3:20pm On Jan 11, 2015
thanks to powers that be for unbanning me
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by mufutau55(m): 4:14pm On Jan 11, 2015
omegdeluxe:
thanks to powers that be for unbanning me

Any time.. The "antispambot" makes mistakes sometime.

Hajji M.
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by omegdeluxe(f): 5:28pm On Jan 11, 2015
ok smiley
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by ddooskie(m): 12:31am On Aug 29, 2018
Nice.
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by samcomicz(m): 5:47pm On Feb 04, 2019
Thanks for the tip. grin
Re: Do It Yourself - How To Install Wallpapers by Andersonandycole: 10:00am On Feb 12, 2019
Thanks anyway, but can i get videos on that.....

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