Having read in depth the procedure to not only hang wallpaper but also to strip away coverings, here are a few handy tricks to help you do the job better.
- Always start from the least conspicuous place. Perhaps from the bedroom, or from behind a door. This is more likely to leave you more room for errors than starting at an interesting wall.
- Get the glue right! Different wallpapers require adhesives of different strength. So check to make sure you got the paste right. Usually the heavier a wallpaper is, the more stronger the adhesive should be.
- If the plaster on your wall is new, apply a considerable helping of size. This is to prevent the paste from being absorbed into the plaster.
- Placing the pasting table near a window or under a light source will help you identify areas where you have pasted without much difficulty.
- Allow a time gap after rubbing paste on to the covering before hanging it. This is to allow the paste to be absorbed by the paper.
- If there are still bubbles after the paste has dried, then pop them with a pin, or use a hair dryer to shrink it.
- If the seams curl, use a scraper to lift it and apply paste with a cotton swab.
- Using heavy embossed or lincrusta wallpaper on ceilings could be a disaster, as they will have a hard time sticking to the top.
Now you know all there is to know about wallpapers. Have fun covering your room in patterns!