Looking for the perfect wall decor for home? Wallcovering might be your answer.
Nowadays, wallcovering have an enormous number of patterns, styles and colors. They simulate different painting techniques like sponging, spattering, ragging; or they reproduce nineteenth and early twentieth century designs.And let’s not forget all the patterns designed especially for kids.
The new generation of wallcoverings features natural and renewable materials; the hottest one on the market is bamboo wallpaper.
- Many wallcoverings are prepasted and don’t need additional adhesive. The paste on this kind of wallcoverings is activated by dipping it in water.
Tip: Check with the store you bought your wallpaper.Some wallcoverings require a special activator to guarantee they’ll stick to the wall.
- If you like a pattern, but the wallpaper is unpasted, don’t panic. It will take a little longer to apply it, but the stores will have pre-mixed paste for you.
Tip: Use the paste type that’s recommended in the instructions or by the store.
- Make sure all the rolls have the same lot number. Color might vary between lots. Save the lot number in case you decide to buy matching wallpaper in the future.
Tip: In case you chose a big pattern, buy an extra roll to be on the safe side.
- Regular and/or textured wallpaper won’t show as much “bumpy” walls.
Tip: For a kitchen/ bathroom choose a washable paper, and make sure is resistent enough in damp conditions.
- If you want your room to appear bigger, choose a light color and a small print.
Tip: If you have a big room, and you want it to appear cozier, choose a bigger pattern.
- Usually a standard roll measures 20 inches wide by 33 ft. long.
- If you don’t want to hire a professional, you might want to ask a second person to help you. One can work on pasting, while the other can hang the paper.
- Most wallpapers are pretrimmed, so the edges are perfectly cut and all ready for hanging. Don’t drop pretrimmed papers on the ends because you’ll mar the edges. Untrimmed papers will require a good straightedge and more experience to cut. If you didn’t hang wallpaper before, might be better to stick with a pretrimmed paper.
- Ask the store about vertical repeat. The repeat is the length of the image before it comes up again. Repeats can range from none – if there is no pattern in the paper, to more than 36″. Buy more rolls if your vertical repeat is more then 23-24″ – you will need it when matching the pattern.
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