Bought a new set of wallpapers but don’t know how to hang them? Are you afraid of ruining the whole ambiance if you do it by yourself? Don’t worry, the whole process of installing wallpapers is way much easier than you think. Today, we will discuss in detail about how to do wallpapering. Wallpapers are one of my favorite ways to glam up any space. You can even use them on your furniture and accessories to match the overall theme of your room. Whether you have vinyl, washable, or any other types of wallpapers, this step by step guide will help you to apply your favorite wallpaper to your walls.
So add a pinch of glamour to your bare walls without thinking much. Follow these pro tips on how to install wallpapers and give an instant and seamless makeover to your walls. So, keep reading and don’t skip any instruction for wallpapering. let’s start.
How to Hang Wallpaper in 5 Simple Steps!
You probably have measured your wall size before ordering the wallpaper and if not, then measure them now. By doing this, you’ll know how much wallpaper you need for your room. Below is the list of everything that you’ll need to do to get gorgeous wallpapered walls.
Tools and Materials:
- wallpaper sponge
- putty knife
- wallpaper brush
- drop cloth
- measuring tape
- utility knife
- soft seam roller
- long-nap paint roller
The prep work includes cleaning of walls and removal of any dust, dirt, and cobwebs. Just make sure that walls are clean then only they’re ready for applying wallpapers. If there are nails, hooks, or screws, remove them with pliers. Also, it is advised to fill all the holes and gaps with a filler. There are many cheap ready-mixed tubes available at the DIY stores; you can use them. Don’t forget to sand down all the holes before putting up the wallpaper.
Instruction For Wallpapering
Step 1: Prime the Walls
Once you’re done smoothening your walls, it’s time to apply a base color. It is advised to use paint or primer that matches your wallpaper. In that way, it won’t look noticeable in case any seams are visible. Some people do use an oil-based primer or an acrylic primer to seal the walls, followed by a coat of wallpaper primer. Actually, this whole process ensures that the installation and removal of the wallpaper go as smoothly as possible.
Step 2: Cut the Wallpaper to Size
Now your walls are finally clean, you can move on to further steps. The next step is to cut out the wallpaper in the right measurement. For that, first, measure your wall and open the roll of the wallpaper on the floor. With the help of a utility knife, start cutting it according to the measurement but make sure you leave an extra six inches for trimming. We all have rooms with different layouts, so it’s better to determine the layout first and cut the wallpaper into small pieces accordingly.
Step 3: Mark a Guidelines & Hang the First Piece
Some wallpaper comes with a peelable back known as pre-pasted wallpaper, whereas in some, you have to apply the paste. Also, look at the manufacturer’s directions to hang them properly. For accurate installation, it is advised to draw lines on the wall. Use a pencil and mark a plumb line or guidelines on the wall. After this, use the heels of your hands, and start sliding the wallpaper against the wall until the edge lines match up with the plumb line. Apply each section carefully so that each piece is hung straight and level. You can also use a 6-foot level to get accurate measurements. Remember, you’ll have to repeat this process for each new wall.
Step 4: Smooth the Surface and Continue
After your wallpaper is up on the wallpaper, take a roller or soft-bristle wallpaper brush and start smoothening. Be very careful not to push too hard and squeeze out the glue or adhesive underneath. Keep doing the same procedure to hang the other remaining pieces.
Step 5: Trim Away and Seal the Wall Covering
Don’t worry about the outlets and switches, apply the wallpaper directly on them. Later cut all the excess material, and trim the sides to expose them. (make sure that power is turned off). For embossed wall coverings, you have to properly seal it and for that use a satin or semi-gloss paint. With the help of a long-napped roller spread paint into all of the textured areas as this will hide the seam lines and give the wall a smooth appearance.
Glam Up Your Home
Follow the above instruction for wallpapering because when you installed your wallpaper correctly, it will last for years.
Some wallpapers are washable and scrubbable but the ones made with linen, silk, and grasscloth can’t be cleaned by wet cloth. Similarly, vinyl wallpapers are super durable and come in a variety of styles and designs. You can select some really cool wall covering for your home from Wallpaperfromthe70s.