Wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper is not only a stylish choice for your walls but also durable and easy to clean. Wallpaer is a great addition to any home however it can be a daunting task which we will be happy to help with. 

What is needed to hang wallpaper

The most important part which is also the most neglected part of hanging wallpaper is the surface preparaton.

Ensure your walls are clean, smooth, and free of any dust or debris. Repair any cracks or imperfections and allow them to dry completely before proceeding. Use a primer if necessary, especially on porous surfaces, to promote better adhesion. We use Romans pigmented primer 24 hours prior to hanging any paper which provides a better surface for the paper to adhere to. Any bumps on the wall are sanded smooth and on some walls and with some papers you may want to consider preparing your wall to a class 5 for best results.

Measure the height of your walls and add a few inches to allow for trimming at the top and bottom. Roll out the vinyl wallpaper on a clean, flat surface, pattern side down. Use a sharp utility knife or wallpaper cutter to cut the wallpaper to the desired length, keeping in mind any pattern repeats.

It is critical to follow the manufacturer's instructions to prepare the wallpaper adhesive. Use a paint roller or brush to apply a thin, even coat of adhesive to the back of the wallpaper. Be careful not to oversaturate the paper, as excessive moisture can cause wrinkles or bubbles and it can cause the paper to become too soft to work with.

We will review the pattern and your walls taking into consideration the pattern and how it will when the job is finished. Starting from the top corner of the wall, carefully position the first strip of wallpaper against the wall, leaving a slight overlap at the ceiling and adjacent wall. Use a level to ensure the strip is straight, adjusting as necessary. Once aligned, use a wallpaper smoothing tool or squeegee to remove any air bubbles and smooth out the surface.

Use a sharp utility knife or wallpaper cutter to trim the excess wallpaper at the top and bottom of the wall. Take your time and work carefully to achieve clean, straight cuts. Repeat the process for each subsequent strip of wallpaper, taking care to match the pattern and maintain a consistent overlap.

Clean Up and Finishing Touches

Once all the wallpaper is hung and trimmed, use a damp sponge to gently wipe away any excess adhesive from the surface of the wallpaper. Allow the wallpaper to dry completely before replacing any furniture or decor. 

Conclusion

Hanging vinyl wallpaper can be a value adding project with the right tools and techniques. Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different patterns and textures to make a statement in any room!