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Perfect Preparation

Perfect Preparation

Are your walls & ceiling ready for wallpaper?

It is important to properly prepare your walls to ensure the best results from your wallcovering!

We recommend hanging wallpaper on smooth, clean & dry walls that have been primed. Take the time to repair any defects on the walls or ceiling surface (patch & sand) before putting up your new wallpaper.

Highly recommend not installing wallpaper over old wallpaper – for information on removing wallpaper please see How to Remove Wallpaper section.

For heavily textured or damaged walls, hanging a wallpaper liner may be the key to your success. Heavy duty lining paper is available in most paint and wallpaper stores. It evens the wall imperfections, providing a smooth surface for your wallpaper.

Installer Tip: Using a color primer will eliminate visible seams when installing wallcovering

How to cut the wallpaper

  1. Measure the height of your wall and add four (4) inches before you cut the first strip. You will need an extra two (2) inches at the top and bottom for trimming.
  2. ALWAYS use a sharp knife or blade for every cut. Try not to lift the knife when making long cuts. We suggest that you move the hard edge and then follow with the knife.
See the section on pattern match before cutting additional strips! Depending on the "match" of your wallpaper pattern, you may need to account for the repeat to make sure that your wallpaper matches up horizontally and vertically.
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