Tips for horizontally applying wallpaper.
The project can get started once the perfect wallpaper has been chosen. Our suggestion is that you find a second person to help with the project, especially when it comes to tackling the higher areas. First, prepare the room and the surface. The subsequent steps are as follows:
Measuring and cutting the wallpaper
- Measure the height of the wall.
- Divide the height of the wall by the width of the wallpaper and round up - this will result in the number of lengths or strips of wallpaper needed.
- Choose the position of the first strip. Decide how to distribute the strips along the wall, ensuring that there are no seams at eye level.
- Start the second strip from the top (ceiling).
- The first position should be the width of the strip minus 2 cm. Now draw a horizontal plumb line along the entire width of the wall. Use a spirit level to make sure that the line is 100% straight.
- Measure the width of the wall and add about 2 - 3 cm.
- Now cut the strips according to the length measurements and roll up the strip from left to right.
Putting up lengths of wallpaper
- Apply wallpapering paste to the wall.
- Set the first length along the plumb line with an overlap towards the adjacent wall surface.
- Now unroll the length slowly along the plumb line and carefully press it against the wall. Then use a wallpaper roller to prevent blisters and creases.
- Cut off the overlap in the corners.
- Now put up the top length in the same manner. Make sure you create straight seams and use a seam roller to finish.
- Now cut off the surplus wallpaper at the ceiling.
- Then add another length under the first one.
- After you have put up three lengths, you should check the overall impression. Stand a few meters away from the wall and check the lengths that are already in place. If it all looks straight, you can continue putting up the remaining lengths.
- If the last strip of wallpaper at the bottom is too long, you can shorten it, but remember to include the overlap towards the floor.
- Finally, remove the overlap - and voilà, you've made it!
- Quick, simple, and breathtaking.