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INSTALLING WALLPAPER

Tips for Success:​

The success of hanging your wallpaper, as well as the ease of taking it down are totally dependent on how well you prepare your walls!​

  • SMOOTH.Make sure you fill all cracks and holes using spackle. Sand until you have a smooth surface with a medium grit sandpaper.​
  • CLEAN.Wash and rinse walls to remove grease and dirt. The surface must be clean and free of mildew, grease and stains.​
  • PRIME.For best results, prime all wall surfaces with a high quality primer-sealer before installing wallcovering. Priming properly is key to easy removal later.
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  • 1.Turn off power to switches and outlets.​
  • 2.Draw a vertical guideline (plumb line). Put this approximately 19” away ​from the corner.​
  • 3.Follow label instructions for soaking the rolled strips.​
  • 4.Slowly draw out the ​soaked strip.​
  • 5.“Book” the strip by folding ​the ends towards the center, paste side to paste side.​
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  • 6.Apply the first strip with its edge against your vertical guideline (plumb line). ​
  • 7.Smooth each strip with a smoother or sponge.
  • 8.Apply remaining strips in the same manner.​
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  • 9.Clean as you go with sponge and clean water.​
  • 12.Trim the excess with guide and knife.​
  • 10.Paper over doors and windows, cut excess ​with scissors.​
  • 11.Cut diagonally through the waste portion towards the corner of the door or window.
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  • 13.Trim excess at top and bottom with metal edge and knife.
  • 14.Make sure that power to switches and outlets is off. Paper over them, then cut paper clear of wires and ​fixture box.​
  • 15.Start by making a small slit ​in the paper at the center of ​the outlet. Cut diagonally towards the corners, then carefully trim around the ​outlet so that when you replace the cover plate, no ​cut edges will be visible.​

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