ESSENTIAL TIPS - HOME DECORATING

 

SIZING SURFACES | MIXING PASTE | MEASURING & CUTTING LINING PAPER

 

SIZING SURFACES

 

APPLY SIZE TO A PREPARED SURFACE

 

Before hanging wallpaper, prepare the wall surface with a coat of size. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you buy a size that is compatible with the type of wallpaper you have chosen. Apply with a large, clean decorating brush to a dry wall. If any size splashes onto the woodwork, quickly wipe it off with a damp cloth.

 

MIXING PASTE

 

MIX PASTE THOROUGHLY

 

The paper manufacturer will specify the type of paste you should use. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fill a bucket with cold water and add the paste powder. Mix the paste and water with a piece of wooden doweling. Some types of paste should be left to stand awhile.

 

 

 

MEASURING & CUTTING LINING PAPER

The first preparatory task is to measure and cut the lining paper for the ceiling. It is essential to take accurate measurements and cut carefully. You will need a chalk line to align the lengths properly. An assistant will make the task easier. You should use a ruler or straightedge for marking the measurements onto the lining paper.

 

 

1. Measure the paper width and subtract 3/8 in (1 cm). Mark this at each end of the ceiling. String the chalk line taut between the two points. Snap the chalk line against the ceiling to make a mark.

 

 

2. Measure the length of the ceiling along the chalk line. On a length of lining paper, near one edge of the paper, mark the length of the ceiling, adding 2 in (5 cm) on each end for the overhang.

 

 

3. Using a ruler or a straightedge, mark a cutting line across the whole width of the lining paper. Carefully cut along this guideline with a pair of long-bladed wallpaper scissors.

 

 

4. If the length of the ceiling remains constant along its width, use the first length as a measure for the remaining lengths of paper. If not, take separate measurements and number each length.

 

 

 

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