How to Use Prepasted Wallpaper

What You'll Need
Wallpaper smoother
Utility knife

Prepasted wallpaper is a type of wallpaper that has the added advantage of not requiring any application of adhesive paste in order to stick to the wall. The process involved in assembling this type of wallpaper can be summarized in the following few steps.

Step 1 - Purchase the Wallpaper

Visit stores which supply high quality wallpaper and which can provide you with a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from. Purchase the required amount of wallpaper depending on the measurements of the walls you will be fixing it to.

Step 2 - Cut the Wallpaper

Cut the wallpaper in the right dimensions. Make sure to be as accurate as possible and to leave a few inches extra as allowance.

Step 3 - Dip the Wallpaper into the Water

Dip the wallpaper into a container filled with water. The water will act as a sort of stimulant to release the sticking effect and enable you to stick it to the wall. During this point make sure not to keep the wallpaper immersed into the water for a prolonged time. A few seconds should be enough to do the job. Otherwise you may end up with the adhesive being washed off.

Step 4 - Wipe off the Excess Water

Remove the wallpaper and place it with the back side facing you on a flat surface. Use a sponge to soak off the excess water from the wallpaper.

Step 5 - Fold the Wallpaper Upwards

Fold the wallpaper upwards, starting from one side and do the same on the other side until they meet in the middle area. In this phase, technically called as booking, you will be rolling the strip up. Leave it rolled up in this way for around 10 minutes.

Step 6 - Mark Lines on the Wall as a Guide

You may wish to draw lines on the wall from one side to another to serve as a guide for when you are attaching the wallpaper to the wall. This will help you be more accurate.

Step 7 - Attach the Strips One By One

Start to attach the strips onto the wall. Line it up to the markings you drew in the previous step and use a wallpaper smoother to remove any wrinkles that may develop while sticking it. Make sure that each strip is well aligned when fixed one next to the other and any patterns match as accurately as possible.

Step 8 - Cut Away the Extra Material

By using a utility knife, carefully cut off any excess edges from the top and bottom of the strips. Throughout the whole process, make sure to be as precise as possible, no matter how time consuming the whole task might be.

Step 9 - Smooth All the Parts

Finally use the wallpaper smoother and run it along all the strips of wallpaper you attached in order to smooth any bumps and other uneven areas. It is very difficult to successfully stick wallpaper which is 100 percent smooth and even.