How To Hang Wallpaper – HomeServe Video Guide



http://www.homeserve.com – A DIY novice’s guide to hanging wall paper. Depending on the size of the wall you are papering, it shouldn’t take you more than a few hours to do

Step 1: You will need
Scissors
1 Tape Measure
1 Large soft wall brush
1 Fold-up pasting table
1 bucket
1 Plumb line
1 pencil
1 paper hanging brush
Wall paper paste
Wall paper
Step 2: Measure
Carefully measure the length required which is normally the height of the wall and cut from the roll. Make sure that you allow an extra 50 mm at both the top and bottom for final trimming. Always make sure that the pattern is the right way up and never, ever assume that the outside of the roll is the top. This could lead to all sorts of trouble and hilarity from others! Before cutting the next lengths ensure that the pattern matches up with previous ones.

Step 3: TOP TIP
After you’ve cut it, mark the back of the paper with a T at the top. This will avoid any confusion later on. Always keep offcuts – they may come in useful for small areas, such as above doors or around windows.

Step 4: Plan
Before you start the messy job of pasting, work out where you are planning to hang the wallpaper. For boldly patterned wallpapers choose a focal point such as a chimney breast for symmetry. If you have a plainer design start in a corner, usually behind the door.

Step 5: Plumb/Spirit Level
The last thing you want is wonky wallpaper so mark a vertical pencil line against a plum line or spirit level. The plumb line should be about 25mm less than the width of the roll away from the starting point so you end up papering over it and there’s no chance of it being seen through the seam later on.

Step 6: Pasting
Now you get to the messy bit. Spread a length of wallpaper face down on the table and start to brush the paste down the length and out towards the edges. Don’t pull the brush back across the edge of the paper as it will leave paste on the front of the paper. If you do manage to get paste on the front – don’t panic, just dab it off with a wet sponge.

Step 7: Soaking
Once pasted, fold the paper inwards, bottom to middle and top to middle. Then put the paper to one side to ‘soak’. Check the instructions to see how long it needs to be soaked for. Don’t try and skip this step to save time as by allowing it to soak, it minimises blisters on the hung wallpaper.

Step 8: Hang
Once the paper has soaked, pick up the top of the paper and lightly stick the top half of the length to the wall. Allowing the 50mm for trimming, slide the paper into position. Smooth down the middle with a paperhanger’s brush and then work out towards the edge, removing air bubbles as you go.

Step 9: Trim
Take the scissors and carefully run the back of them along the angle of the ceiling and the top of the wall and the skirting at the bottom. Gently pull the paper away from the wall and trim the excess and brush pack into place so it looks nice and neat.

Step 10: Tidy
Now all you need to do is tidy it up and make sure it looks like a professional has done it. Wipe the surplus paste from the surface of the paper and the ceiling and skirting with a damp sponge.

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33 thoughts on “How To Hang Wallpaper – HomeServe Video Guide

  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    its really easy this video is just an insane way of doing it i been a painter and decorator for 8 years and never used half of them methods best way to get bubbles out is to use a clean dry tea towel brushed tend to leave stress marks eye ball to see if level and every wall paper iv used to start of the roll is the top

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    Just wanted to ask,if you put the plum line just inside where the first length is going, how can you line up the wallpaper?

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    why havent u put your first piece of paper int the middle of the wall as though u wer doin a chimney breast omg as stated below LEAVE TO THE PROPFESIONALS U CLOWN

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    Leave wallpapering to the professionals, first of all, do not fold into the middle from both ends, you 1/3 fold it so you know where the top is without having to peel back to see where the pencil mark is… Lol, and also, ready mixed paste is not only quicker to use, it is better quality and much stronger than cellulose (powder), so use it for all good quality paper(heavier)

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    my plumb line is normally ' hello, would you like a plumb '

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    also leaving a gap gives u wonky wallpaper and u look like an idiot so do it
    flush to the line

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    If you put your plumbline 25mm distance shorter than the first piece of wallpaper then you cant paper to your plumbline which defeats the object of marking a plumbline.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    you dont past the paper that way your wrong sort it out but other wisw its all goood

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    i know the wallpapers she's using and, man, i hate them

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    LOL, Good call, I was just thinking that myself. It's amazing how they 4got 2 mention that part.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    How did that socket magic itself into that roll of paper?

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  • September 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    That is ok if your walls are flat and have no irregularities but all walls are different.

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