Category Archives for Preparation

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: 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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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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