Wallpaper Wisdom

Wallpapers have been a staple in home décor for centuries, and with good reason. They can transform a room from bland to bold, add depth and personality, and…
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Tips for wallpapering around radiators…
Heat from a radiator can cause wallpaper to peel away from the wall if it’s not appropriately installed. This is because the heat tends to dry out and shrink the wallpaper, creating peeling or bubbling. This effect is particularly noticeable when the wallpaper is only tucked part of the way down behind the radiator. To prevent this issue, it is important to remove radiators when installing wallpaper. By doing so, you can ensure that the wallpaper extends all the way down to the skirting, providing a uniform surface that is less likely to be affected by the radiator’s heat.
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Wallpapering the ceiling
Most people are used to seeing plain, white ceilings, so a wallpapered ceiling can be a delightful surprise that draws the eye upwards. Whether you opt for a subtle pattern that complements your walls or a bold design that stands out, the added layer of texture can make your room feel more dynamic and engaging.
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The benefits of lining paper
Reasons why you hang lining paper before wallpapering… 1. Lining paper helps to conceal imperfections on the wall surface such as bumps, cracks, or uneven textures. Without this layer, these imperfections can become more noticeable once the wallpaper is applied, detracting from the overall appearance. 2. Lining paper can improve adhesion, ensuring your wallpaper sticks properly. By using lining paper, you're ensuring that your wallpaper will be secure and look great for years to come.
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Prepping walls prior to wallpapering
Proper preparation is essential when it comes to wallpapering. Taking the necessary time to prepare your walls will not only guarantee a smooth application of the wallpaper but also ensure its durability in the long run. The first step is to meticulously remove any existing wallpaper. Next, carefully fill in any dents or holes, and delicately sand the walls to eliminate any imperfections or bumps.
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Measuring for wallpaper
When measuring your space for wallpaper, it's important not to overlook windows and doors. Including these areas in your measurements may result in having extra wallpaper, but don't worry, it won't go to waste. We all know that mistakes happen during and after the decorating process. By having a reserve roll of wallpaper, you can easily replace any damaged sections by splicing in another drop. And the best part is, if done well, you'll never see the difference!