How to Install Wallpaper around a Window Part 4
Continuing on, you will find further tips about how to install wallpaper. When you are trying to figure out how to hang piece around windows, there are a few things that you are going to want to keep in mind. When you hang wallpaper around the window, it is a very simple task but there are several spots where you will run into problems if you are not careful and don't take the proper precautions to ensure success for yourself. It is important to know that when you are clearing out your room, make sure that you have patched up any holes that are in the wall. You can fix holes with a compound that can be purchased from the hardware store. Once the hole is filled, you can take a sander and smooth out the area so that the wallpaper sticks flush with the wall itself.
Step 1 – Short Pieces
When you are hanging pieces for the wall the is above the window, you have two options to choose from. The first is simply to hang a full piece of wallpaper, that stretches from the top to the bottom of the wall. Once you have this in place, you will simply cut out the window and remove all the extra wallpaper. Your second choice is to measure a piece and then cut it so that it is long enough to cover the portion of the wall above the window, as well as allow enough wallpaper so that you can wrap the piece into the recessed window frame. This will work the best in order to ensure that you have a seamless flow from the wall to the window. As well this will save you time from having to go back and cut brand new pieces that you will have to try to match up within the window.
Step 2 – Make All Preparations
As with any time that you are hanging the pieces, make sure that you have everything prepped and ready to go from the beginning. Once you have all your pieces laid out, it is important for you to make all of your measurements twice. This will prevent you from making unnecessary trips to the store to get more wallpaper. This also saves you money. Make sure that you have the wallpaper lined up and that you know exactly where the piece is going. Depending on the type of wallpaper that you purchased, this is going to affect the amount of time that you have to hang the piece itself. Take your time and ensure that you are lining up the pieces properly and ensuring that they are smoothed out with your brushes and blades.
Step 3 – Trim Your Windows
The other route that you can choose to go when you are doing your windows is to trim the window before hand. Take small pieces of the wallpaper and line the outside and the inside of the window. This method works well, you are you using a solid color. Because when you get to the window with your large pieces of wallpaper, you can easily hang them over top of the piece you already have hung, and then they will blend seamlessly together. However, if you are using a piece with a pattern, this is not the best method to choose to go with.