Painting & Decorating Question

Wallpapering advice please

I am currently attempting to wallpaper a small wall as a feature wall. However failing! It's paste the wall paper and everytime I try to put it up it sticks to the wall and gets in a mess and ripped! Also how do you cut the edges as it keeps ripping and my coving and wall edges are uneven.
Many thanks from a frustrated female!

2 Answers

Paste a little wider than the width of the paper usualy 21"so go 24" paste one drop at a time. to trim top and bottom push paper to be trimed with paperhaning brush to ceiling hold fermly with a broad pallett blade and with a sharp stanley knife cut long stroke along ceiling same process for skirtings.wash seams, ceiling ,skirtings. Wall edges make straight as possible with powder filla rubbing down to a straight edge, or you can use decorators chalk to create straight edge.Ihope this is helpfull.

Answered 21st Aug 2017

Adrian Bone

Member since 31 Jul 2017

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I find that also pasting the paper helps giving you a little more time in moving the paper.
Also you can use a sharp Stanley blade but this can rip .
Using your thumb as a guide draw a line with a pencil ,slightly more than were you would want the cut line ,then peal back paper ,top first and cut to the lower side of the pencil line with sharp scissors.
Same at the bottom.
I hope this helps.

Answered 13th Sep 2017

Chestnutt Decorators

Member since 5 Jun 2017

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