Category Archives for Wallpapering

Guide to Making Good Walls and Ceilings Ready for Decorating

If you’re making a lot of alterations to your house, you’ll probably pull out cupboards, partitions, remove fixings and strip off old wallcoverings. Don’t worry if you cause some damage, since you can quite easily put it right. No matter … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Paper Hanging: Hanging Borders and Papering Ceilings

Borders: Patterned wallpaper borders are sold by the yard and usually they are supplied in the form of a sheet on which the pattern is repeated and it will be necessary to cut the sheet into strips before pasting and … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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Wallpaper Hanging: Guide to Putting Up Wallpaper

While the paper is soaking the hanging tools and steps can be placed in position for hanging the first roll. The tools required for this part of the job are the smoothing brush, paper-scissors and a clean sponge or dry … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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Paper Hanging: Preparation of Surfaces and Wallpaper

Preparation of Surfaces: Distempered walls and ceilings should be washed and any loose or scaly distemper removed. Old wallpaper should be cleaned off, cracks and holes filled as previously described, and the walls lightly rubbed down with glass-paper before sizing … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by admin
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How to Paste and Fold Wallpaper for Hanging

The paste should be mixed according to container instructions and it may be applied with a brush or roller to the back of the paper. It will be found best to work with one end of the papering table near … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by admin
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Paper Hanging Advice: Tools, Equipment and Estimating

Of the wide variety of jobs that come within the scope of the home handyman, wallpaper hanging is one of the most interesting and one that gives gratifying results for the time taken. Paper hanging is not a difficult job … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by admin
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Repairing Damaged Wallpaper

Paper on walls and ceilings may be kept clean by dusting it with a long-handled feather duster. If this is not done at frequent Intervals, dust on the paper may become rubbed in. Dirty marks on wallpaper may he removed … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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Hessian, Felt, Anaglypta and Novamura Wall Coverings

  Hessian Hessian can be bought either specially prepared for hanging on walls or as ordinary furnishing hessian. Prepared hessian is backed, usually with paper, latex or foam, and is easier to handle than furnishing hessian. It is sold in … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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How to Hang Wallpaper: Matching, Aligning and Pasting

Matching, aligning and pasting 1. Cut the paper into lengths about 100 mm (4 in) longer than the height of the wall to allow for trimming later. Patterned papers must be matched as the lengths are cut. In set patterns, … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Wallpapering: Preparation before Papering

Previously papered surfaces Strip the wall completely before repapering. Soak the paper several times with warm water or a stripping solution such as Polypeel. Apply the solution liberally, with an old distemper brush or cloth, until the paste is soft. … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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