Wallpapering is expensive, time-consuming, and infuriating.
You can always watch a YouTube video or two or twenty if you want to know on which wall to start or how to hang an inside corner.
I thought I could give a few tips that the are usually glossed over or missed totally.
- Keep utensils and water impeccably clean and glue free.
- Mark the top of the paper on the back to indicate which way is up.
- Don’t walk away from the project while working on it. (I walked into the kitchen and a piece of wallpaper — not the last one I had hung — fell off the wall.)
- While measuring and leveling, look at the ruler or level bubble straight on — even a small sideways sighting makes a difference.
- Don’t throw away the trimmings until the project is finished. Using the gooey glue remaining on a cutaway piece is often just enough to tack down a seam or corner.
- Change your cutting blade OFTEN. Don’t make “just one more” cut with a dulling blade; it will tear your paper.
Do you have any more wallpapering tips?