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Member Name: Amanda_Fowler1
Date: 28/02/01, updated on 28/02/01 (128 review reads)
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I have just wallpapered my boyfriend’s room and I must admit it is hard work. Unless you are really up for it, I suggest waiting for a time when you are really relaxed, as I found it rather stressing.
First, if there is paper on the walls already, it must come off! We used a sponge, and scraped it all off. Don’t do what the previous paperers did and overlap the paper, as it peels off and goes horrible.
Second, fill in cracks and holes in the wall. Wait till dry and sand down.
Size the walls, this can be done with SIZE, a product made for making wallpapering easier, or with normal paste. Allow wall to dry.
Measure first piece of paper; mark a straight line down the wall, using a piece of string and a weight. The wallpaper must line up with this line, or it will be squint.
Carry on like this, trimming paper before starting the next sheet, hang about a millimetre apart, and smooth out, making sure there are no bubbles.
At corners, snip the paper vertically, this stops it from creasing!!!
Once finished, sit back and enjoy!