As you have been working with you project, you may have come across a few issues when you decided to hang wallpaper. Most of these issues are fairly easy to fix. The largest problems come from people who refuse to take the proper amount of time necessary to ensure that they are doing quality work. It is true that wallpapering a room yourself is a time consuming process, but doing a rush job on it is going to leave you with a product that looks cheap.
Step 1 – Continuing after Your First Piece
Once you have your first piece in place, be sure that you have taken the time to go back and removed the excess adhesive and air bubbles from the wallpaper. Now you are going to move on to your second piece. Take a second to check that the piece will line up properly with the first piece. If you have a pattern, you are going to need to ensure that the pattern matches up. If not, take the time to measure and fold in your wallpaper to ensure the pattern matches. Wet the back of your wallpaper, or spread out the adhesive over the entire surface and then hang it from the ceiling.
Step 2 – Check the Alignment
These steps have to be done in a timely manner. Once you have the wallpaper up, ensure that it lines up properly and is flush with the previous piece. Start at the top of the piece with your smoothing blade or brush and begin to remove any excess adhesive from behind the wallpaper. If the excess gets onto the front of the wallpaper don't worry, just take a sponge and wipe the excess away. However, be sure that you do this quickly otherwise it will harden and ruin the wallpaper. This will result in you having to redo the pieces wasting both time and money.
Step 3 – Finishing Your Work
Now that you are reaching the end of the ceiling, you are going to come to your final piece of wallpaper that you have to handle. Odds are, you are going to have to cut the wallpaper in a smaller piece than the rest of the pieces, unless you happen to have a perfectly square room. This is not a problem. Check the measurements and then cut your piece, making sure to leave about an extra inch to allow for overlap. Hang the piece on the wall and use your tools to smooth it out. If you are up against a wall or a corner, you can take your smoothing blade to ensure that the wallpaper reaches all the way into the corner. Once you have all the wallpaper hung, you can go back and remove any excess pieces or trim up any areas to create a nice, smooth look. Using an exacto blade and a ruler, run the blade along the surface of the wallpaper. The blade is sharp enough that the pieces will easily be cut and fall away from the you wall.
Step 4 – An Important Tip
As with all the pieces, make sure that you have completely finished one piece before moving onto the next. This will ensure that you have the most professional looking work when all is said and done.