Having made the choice to continue on with your decision to install wallpaper in your home, you will find that there are still more things to look at when you are wanting to create a perfect look in your home. The most important thing about doing the wallpapering yourself is that you are trying to save yourself some money. At the same time, you want to ensure that the job that you do is good enough that you are satisfied with the look at the end of the day. Following are further tips and tricks that you can use in order to make sure that the work you do will appear as professional as possible.
Step 1 – Overlap Pieces
If you are using regular wallpaper, than you will find that this task is very easy to do. Regular wallpaper is a great benefit to you because it easily adheres to itself. One of the best things that you can do, to ensure that you don't miss any of the wall underneath, is to overlap your pieces. This is easily done. After you have your first piece down, and you have taken the time to ensure that the whole thing has been smoothed out and is properly pasted down, you can prep your second piece. Again, if you are using regular wallpaper, this is going to be easily done. Now simply overlap your next piece of wallpaper by about a half an inch if you want to be safe, and then continue on repeating the same process for the next piece.
Step 2 – Match Your Pattern
When it comes to overlapping your pieces, the task is going to be a bit difficult if you are picking a wallpaper design that has a pattern on it. Now you are going to have to take the time and ensure that you align your pieces properly. In some instance, you may be required to fold in your wallpaper a bit, to make sure that the pattern on the paper continues seamlessly. If you are using pre-pasted wallpaper, you can do this by using a damp sponge to run along the edge of the paper. Now you can fold the edge of the wallpaper over and paste it to itself. Now take a smoothing blade to create a flat crease that runs the full length of the wallpaper. Now when you put the new piece next to the already hung piece, there will not be any problems with it.
Step 3 – Overlap Your Windows
When you hang the wallpaper, simply hang it like you would normally do over the opening of the window. Then you can measure and make either diagonal or horizontal cuts, in order to be sure that your wallpaper covers the full depth of the recessed window. Use your smoothing blade to smooth out the wallpaper and be sure that it doesn't crease. You will notice that there is going to be a bit of excess that extends out from behind the wallpaper. By using a damp sponge, you can wipe down the front of the wallpaper to remove any and all excess adhesive that works its way free.