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How to Hang Wide-Width Wallpaper

Correctly hanging and caring for Voyage Maison's wall coverings is paramount and the following instructions will help you to hang our wide-width wallpaper the correct way. Our wide-width wallpaper is almost three times the width of standard wallpaper which means you will get so much value for money with our fabulous range of designs.

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The tools you need for wallpapering

Before you begin wallpapering your room, make sure you have all your tools to hand:

  • Your choice of Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper Paste/ Adhesive - Ready-made adhesive/wallpaper paste
  • Wallpaper Brush - inc smaller brush for corners
  • Clean cloth or two - Used to smooth out air bubbles and wrinkles
  • Sharp Stripping Knife - remove any scraps of old wallpaper 
  • Sharp Scissors - to trim wallpaper edges
  • Filler - to repair any holes or gaps in the wall prior to wallpapering
  • Sandpaper - to sand down any bumpy areas of the wall
  • Plumb line measuring tool - makes sure your lines are straight 
  • Tape measure & pencil - to work out where to trim & measure your walls
  • Stepladder - to reach the heights and areas you cant normally reach
  • Protective dust sheets - to protect your flooring  and furniture
  • Protective mask & safety glasses - to protect your eyes from dust/lungs rom paste fumes

Prepare your wall for wallpapering

Once you’ve got all the tools collected and ready to use, follow these preparation steps to get your walls ready for wallpapering:

  • Remove any existing wallpaper with your stripping knife, but make sure you do not damage the plaster behind it
  • Inspect your walls for any cracks or gaps. Get rid of any holes with filler and sandpaper down for an even finish
  • Unscrew any fixtures and fittings on the wall
  • Scrub your walls with warm soapy water and a clean sponge to get rid of any grase or grime. Dirt can prevent wallpaper from sticking to the wall and it can lead to a bumpy look and feel
  • Leave to dry overnight before hanging wallpaper

Wide Width Wallpaper Hanging Instructions

Prepare walls in the normal way - no need to cross line walls.

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Decide on the starting point in the room and draw a faint vertical guide line.

Measure the length of the first drop adding sufficient excess to top and bottom to allow for the trimming.

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Wallpaper has printed edge protectors to avoid damage. These are required to be removed with apair of scissors along the dotted line as they are there to protect the paper. Do not worry about being too precise at the time as we have provided a 2cm overlap.

Cut and number the drops required.

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Paste the wall on the area to be covered by the first drops.

To hang the first drop, press it on to the pasted wall along the top. Keeping the rest of the paper off the wall, align the edge of the paper to the vertical guide line. Once in position use a plastic spatula to smoot paper and remove air bubbles.

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Trim top and bottom.

To hang the second drop, paste the required area and hang the drop overlapping the edge of the first drop and match the pattern exactly. Secure the rest of the paper as before.

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Cut through the centre of the overlap and the underlap using a new and very sharp blade, with a precision metal edge as a guide.

Pull away the strip underneath first then the second strip. Flap back the edges and re-paste. Press edges back into position to form a perfect join. Trim top and bottom.

Hermione Dawn Wide Width Wallpaper

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