Wallpaper installation is not the easiest of home improvement projects because you do have to be exact with the process. If you fail to place the paper on evenly, or straight, this will be obvious to anyone who looks at it. The good news is that you can easily do this process by simply investing in a little time and practice before taking on large scale wallpapering projects. The following are a few tips and tricks to help you to improve the professional look of your projects.
Are you having trouble aligning the wallpaper? This is one of the most difficult of aspects when you are installing wallpaper. It is critical that you take your time to align the wallpaper pattern by butting the sides together according to the paper. In addition, you also need to ensure that the paper is level. Otherwise, the patterns will match but only for two sheets.
Are you having difficulty with keeping the wallpaper from sliding while you are installing it? If so, the biggest reason for this is that the paper is too wet. If it is possible to do so, apply less water to the wallpaper or allow it to drain better before applying it. You want there to be a good amount of tack to the wallpaper when you are putting it in place. That will keep it there as it dries and permanently.
Are you struggling when getting around doors? When you are wallpapering around doors, windows, outlets or other objects on the wall, remove anything you can, such as the boarders and frames or the wall plates. Wallpaper under these since this will add the professionalism that you need. Otherwise, you will be able to see the cuts you make from trimming which just looks bad.
Are you having trouble going around corners? This is a problem in most situations but the best route to take is to simply ensure that the wallpaper sheet is able to wrap around the corner. If the wallpaper will be stopping in this location, such as at a doorway without any type of framing, it is best to cut as straight of a line as possible and ensure that extra adhesive is applied to these areas, since they are most likely to come loose.
If you still need some help with your wallpaper installation, you may want to get some friends involved. Often, the biggest problem that people have is that they cannot do everything all at one time. This is not a job for a single person to do but a job for at least two people.
Keep in mind that the best way to improve the look of the wallpaper is through practice. Give yourself some time to get it right and be sure to have a bit of extra wallpaper to make up for it.