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How to Hang Wallpaper

How to Hang Wallpaper

Wallpaper adds a stunning finish to the walls of any room, whether it’s a bold, colourful patterned wallpaper or a subtle, neutral wallpaper. With wallpaper comes the flexibility of wallpapering a whole room or an individual feature wall.  We’ll take you through the steps and equipment you need to cut the wallpaper to size, apply the paste and the best way to make sure the wallpaper is on straight.

  • Paper Hanging Brush
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Table
  • Lining Paper
  • Dust Sheets
  • Step Ladder
  • Plumb Line
  • Pencil
  • Wallpaper Scissors
  • Dry Cloth
  • Paint Roller

These are the basic materials for the wallpaper decor project.

  • Wallpaper
  • PVA Glue

Project Expertise Level Required: Medium/Advanced Skills

A professional interior desiger can help you to quickly achieve a great look, some professionals charge by the hour and they are affordable, if you consider then recommendations that can save you lots of time and money. If you are not sure about your DIY skills and complexity of the project or repairs, we strongly recommend you to hire a trusted local tradesmen. They not only have the skills, experience, tools and discounts on materials, they also have their own insurance. If you make a mistake during a DIY project, you may end up damaging other property as well. If you are worried about how to pay for a tradesmen, check out the tab about “Ways to Pay”. and also our section about DIY disasters.

Find a local Tradesmen:

  • Interior Designer
  • Decorator
  • Handymen
  • Carpenter
  • Painters
  • Light Designers
  • Kitchen Fitters 

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In general, a refurbishment or home improvement project, will considerably increase the value of your property, it will also extend the life of certain parts of your home, giving you the peace of mind you need.  The following highlights the correlation between investing and the value of your property.

Small Project Cost vs Value Increase

Medium Project Cost vs Value Increase

Big Project Cost vs Value Increase

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Read about it to obtain financing and how to pay for your project:

  • Kitchen Refurbishment Loans
  • Home Insurance Services
  • Home Equity Loans
  • Low Interest Personal Loans
  • Low Interest Credit Cards
  • Repair Assistance Grants

If the wall or room needs painting, do all of this before applying the wallpaper.

First, pick a wall that has no doors or windows. It is easier for measuring and gauging whether your first piece of wallpaper is exactly straight or not.

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