In order to match the pattern, place this first piece alongside the next length of wallpaper,
Unrolling the wallpaper along the wall around a foot at a time, smooth the wallpaper from the top down with your hands to start with and then if any bubbles start to form, gently push these out to the edges of the paper with the smoothing brush.
Continue to unroll, stick down and smooth out as you go.
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Which wall will you choose? Consider the wall that is first visible when you walk into the room or the wall that you want to draw the most attention to – so perhaps the chimney breast to highlight the fireplace or the wall behind your bed.
Your wallpaper will be making a lot of noise in the room – in a good way! So be sure it focuses on the main feature in the space.
Place the top of the first piece along the top of the wall, allowing for the 10cm trimming margin. Slide the paper into position so that it hangs straight along the previously drawn line. Unfold the concertinaed paper as you are attaching it. Using a paper hanger’s brush, smooth the paper on to the wall, starting at the top and brushing from the middle using gentle strokes. Use the brush to push the paper into the join with the ceiling. Run the tip of the scissors along the join, pull the excess wallpaper away from the wall and trim it off with the scissors. Continue unfolding the paper and brushing into place, making sure that the edge of the paper follows the plumb line. Repeat the trimming procedure at the bottom.
Wallpaper is often overlooked as a key part in any attractive home or office. The right wallpaper will add character to any room and will allow a person to quickly change it’s look or feel. From a brightly coloured nursery, or a soft bedroom background, to a funky boardroom, or even a feature wall art work.
Wallpaper can create the right tone in any room and gives the individual the opportunity to express their decorating talents. We also supply you with the wallpaper of your choice. As there are so many wallpapers available, with us you are sure to find the one best suited to your specific requirements.
We can also print high resolution photos onto wallpaper – select an image from www.shutterstock.com to print. Remember wallpaper can be easily removed if you feel the need to change the feel or mood of a room at a later stage.
You may not want to trim away any excess until after the paper dries a little as the knife may drag or rip the paper while it is still very damp.
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Once the paper is trimmed, go over the entire surface with a damp clean sponge to remove any excess glue, rinsing the sponge as you go. If your wallpaper is flocked, however, be sure not to get any paste on the flock itself as you will be unable to remove the wallpaper paste easily.
Mix some paste following the manufacturer’s instructions in a plastic bucket. Lay the first piece patternside down on a pasting table or other large, flat surface, with one edge of the paper flush with the edge of the table. Apply paste to the centre and brush out towards the flush edge of the table, making sure it is spread evenly. Slide the wallpaper across so that the unpasted edge is flush with the other side of the table and apply more paste, again brushing it out towards the table edge. Loosely fold the pasted side of the paper on to itself, slide it along the table and repeat this method of pasting until the whole piece is coated. You should end up with an evenly pleated sheet.
Now using the level, create a plumb line to intersect with this second mark. This will be where you will want to align the edge of your wallpaper, ensuring it is straight as well as centred on the wall.
Hang all the full-width pieces before measuring the width of the spaces left at either side of the wall. Cut these final pieces to size, allowing an additional 10cm for fitting and trimming. Apply as above and trim to fit.
Work out the wallpaper drop (the length from ceiling to skirting board) and add 10cm to both the top and the bottom for trimming. Cut the first piece.
Mix a little wallpaper paste and carefully coat the offending edges (a small artists’ paintbrush is ideal for this). Restick the paper and use a clean cloth to smooth it down. Wipe off any excess paste with a clean, dry cloth.
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Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, it’s time to get started on wallpapering. If you’ve never hung wallpaper before, however, it can be a bit of a daunting prospect. How exactly do you wallpaper a feature wall? Well, the good news is that it’s much easier to wallpaper only one wall rather than an entire room but you will need to ensure you have the right tools and your wall is properly prepped before you get started.
Posters or wall charts: great in a kid’s room or to decorate a small bathroom. Work out the design beforehand and draw guidelines on the wall to keep things straight.
Portrait gallery: blow up your best family portraits. Take large images to a printer, or use your computer to create giant portraits by printing in sections on separate sheets of A4. Black and white works well.
Using your roller, apply a generous amount of wallpaper paste to the area where the paper will go. Don’t be tempted to apply to the entire wall as the glue will start to dry before you are able to hang it so it’s best to work in segments of one drop at a time.
Ensure that section of the wall is completely covered with paste and be sure to go a little over where the wallpaper will hang so that the entire drop will be pasted down properly.
Overlap the top of the roll to the top of your wall by a couple of inches. This ensures that if the wall isn’t entirely straight (and they seldom are!), you will not have any issues as you continue to hang the wallpaper along the wall.
With our paste-the-wall technology, hanging wallpaper has never been easier. This means the wallpaper does not need to be pre-soaked with the wallpaper paste prior to hanging. It doesn’t expand with the glue and therefore, the whole job is much quicker.
First find the centre of your wall as this will be where the first drop of wallpaper will be placed. Divide the width of the wallpaper in half and mark that point to the left or right of your centre mark.
Ensure your walls are clean by using a damp sponge to gently wash off any dust or dirt. If you have grease or wax on the walls, you’ll want to wash these with a sugar soap or vinegar solution. Once the walls are sufficiently clean and dry it’s time to start.
If bubbles appear while you are applying the wallpaper, try to brush them out, taking care not to let the pattern get out of alignment. If this doesn’t work, cut two slits with a scalpel, peel back the sections and brush flat, working from the outside towards the middle of the bubble.
Once you have reached one side of the wall, you can then continue on the other side until the entire wall is wallpapered.
Newspapers: preferably pink and foreign to make a statement.
Wallpapering one wall, chimney breast or alcove provides an opportunity to indulge in a lavish design that you wouldn’t want covering an entire room.
If you want to add a bit of colour, style and pattern to a room, a feature wall is a great start. When choosing feature wallpaper, be sure to choose something that’s bold and eye-catching. Using a very soft or muted palette or pattern will create a lovely backdrop but will always look it’s best if used on all four walls.
So when choosing feature wallpaper, ensure that one wall really makes a statement and creates a focal point in your space.
Identify an area that matches the pattern in the torn area then tear a new piece large enough to cover the area, plus 1.5cm all round. Position this paper on the wall, taking care to match the pattern accurately. Secure with masking tape. Use a craft knife to cut a square through both pieces of wallpaper. Remove the damaged piece from the wall, then paste on the new piece you have just cut. Smooth down with a damp cloth.
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Continue to work your way down to the bottom of the wall and trim the paper when it reaches the bottom of the wall.
Different gift wrap: don’t try to match the pattern – it will be too hard. Instead, allow the squares or rectangles to form part of the design. Use different colours to make stripes on a wall.
line up the pattern, add trimming allowances to the top and bottom, and cut the next piece. With large patterns there can be quite a lot of waste. Cut as many full-widths as required
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For bubbles on wallpaper that has dried, make two cuts across the bubble with a scalpel or craft knife, peel back the sections, apply a wallpaper paste with a small artists’ brush and press gently with a clean, soft cloth.
Continue with this method, hanging each drop until the wallpaper reaches the end of the wall. At the end, be sure to overlap the wallpaper again with the wall to the side of it and then using a sharp knife, cut the paper along the corner so that you have a nice sharp edge.
Art collage: cover one wall with a huge collage using cuttings from magazines and catalogues, photographs, artworks, postcards and found objects.
You don’t have to buy wallpaper: apply your own decorative covering using the wallpapering instructions and finish with a coat of water-based decorator’s glaze.
And that’s it! You now are the proud owner of a fabulous feature wall! That wasn’t so hard, was it?
For the next roll, you want to ensure that the pattern lines up so it may mean there will be a bit you may need to cut off from the top of the roll. Butting it against the previous drop, ensure the pattern is straight and is lined up perfectly with the paper to the side of it.
Again, once it’s in place, you’ll want to smooth out any bubbles as you go as before. Repeat the steps above until you reach the bottom of the wall.
Before you start, clean walls and fill any holes or cracks. For just one feature wall, especially on a chimney breast, place the first piece of wallpaper in the centre. Use a plumb line or spirit level to draw a line where the edge of the first piece of paper will be hung.
If any glue gets on the front of the paper itself, use a damp sponge to remove the excess from the paper before it dries.