How To Hang Wallpaper Like A Pro

How To Hang Wallpaper Like A Pro

Hanging wallpaper like a pro requires careful preparation, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re tackling a small accent wall or redecorating an entire room, following these steps will help you achieve a flawless and professional-looking wallpaper Abu Dhabi:

Gather necessary supplies:

Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • Wallpaper rolls (make sure you have enough for the entire project)
  • Wallpaper adhesive or paste (pre-mixed or powder form)
  • Wallpaper smoother or brush
  • Utility knife or razor blade
  • Measuring tape and pencil
  • Level and plumb line
  • Sponge and clean water (for cleaning excess paste)
  • Drop cloths or old towels to protect floors and furniture

Prepare the walls:

Ensure your walls are clean, smooth, and free of dust or debris. Fill any holes or cracks with spackling compound, and sand smooth once dry. Prime the walls with a wallpaper primer to improve adhesion and ensure an even surface.

Measure and cut the wallpaper:

Measure the height of your walls and add a few inches to allow for trimming at the top and bottom. Roll out the wallpaper on a clean, flat surface and use a sharp utility knife or razor blade to cut each strip to the appropriate length. Match patterns if necessary, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Apply the adhesive:

Depending on the type of wallpaper you have (pre-pasted or unpasted), follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying adhesive. Use a paint roller or brush to apply the adhesive evenly to the back of the wallpaper. Be careful not to oversaturate, as excessive moisture can cause the wallpaper to stretch or warp.

Hang the wallpaper:

Start in a corner and use a plumb line or level to ensure your first strip is straight. Carefully press the wallpaper against the wall, smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles with wallpaper smoother or brush as you go. Work from top to bottom and from the center outward to eliminate trapped air.

Trim excess wallpaper:

Once the wallpaper is hung and smoothed, use a sharp utility knife or razor blade to trim excess paper at the top and bottom. Use a straight edge or wallpaper smoother as a guide for clean, precise cuts. Take care around edges and corners to ensure a smooth finish.