8 FAQs About Wallpaper Installation

Posted on June 22, 2016 By

Wallpaper InstallationHome decor matters a lot these days because every homeowner wants their house to look different from anything in their neighbourhood, not the exterior but the interiors as well. Precisely for this reason, the business of interior decoration is experiencing such a boom right now. People have embraced the fact that it’s all about presentation these days which is why new and unique techniques are being invented to make home decor more appealing.

Wallpapers, for instance, are not a new concept by any means but in the last decade or so, have acquired immense popularity. Sure, painting your walls has its merits but it’s still conventional and people these days are looking for that something which is completely out of the box. With such designs available today, it seems only natural that people are more attracted towards it rather than sticking to painting. But unlike painting, this kind of wall decor is a lot trickier to employ. More often than not, people have several confusions regarding wallpapers. Some of these frequently asked questions are:

What sort of tools do I need?

  • Measuring Tape
  • Primer Sealer
  • Water Tray
  • Sponge for cleaning
  • Smoother
  • Knife and Blades
  • Table or a working platform

Do I need to overlap them?

No, you don’t need to overlap the seams. Instead, they should be butted tightly together and smoothed down. If you do it properly, they will not shrink which is why overlapping it is necessary.

Why can’t I remove my wallpapers from the wall?

Most of you make the mistake of not wetting the back of the wallpaper before removing it. The adhesive used is meant to hold them together. If you want to remove them, you’ve got to put some water over the adhesive and wait until the paste loosens up.

Should I use additional paste?

The primer used on the wall is enough to hold the decors together. Putting extra glue will be especially problematic if after a few months you want to remove them. But yes, if it’s for the bathroom, you can put extra glue because this is the area that will often be subjected to moisture frequently which the hamper the adhesive.

Do I need a steamer to remove them?

Renting a steamer is an unnecessary that you can easily avoid. Usually, a perforation tool and removal chemicals are enough to remove them

Can I put one over another?

It’s not at all recommended to put up wallpaper over other because it can cause tension between the layers resulting in them falling off or create bubbles from its sides.

Can I repair a tear?

If you do it properly, you can repair the tear over them. Just apply some adhesive over the torn portion and place over the wall and smooth it out.

Do I have to match the patterns?

There are certain kinds where you have to follow the patterns while pasting them on your walls; you can’t just do it randomly. To avoid such hassle, you can always use designs that are random.

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