Summary: Learn how to make wallpaper repairs, repair peeling wallpaper, repair torn wallpaper, remove bubbles in wallpaper, remove creases in wallpaper, repair peeling seams in wallpaper, repair gaps between wallpaper joins, repair corner edges of lining wallpaper and gaps in lining wallpaper.
The problem of peeling wallpaper generally occurs where it meets the skirting board.
If you get a tear in the wallpaper it is easily repaired.
Bubbles in the wallpaper are usually caused by poor application. If there are lots of bubbles it may be best to replace the section of paper. But if you only have one or a few they can be removed using the following method:
Smooth the flaps of paper back down with a sponge, wiping away any excess paste.
Treat small creases in the same way as you would bubbles.
To prevent uneven walls creasing the paper, create a smooth surface by applying a skimming coat plaster to the wall before papering.
Peeling seams are generally caused through the paper not being applied properly, although the problem can also result from overlapping.
Gaps between two sections of wallpaper can be easily disguised by painting the area of wall where the join will occur. This tip is particularly useful if you are papering very uneven walls.
If the sections of lining paper should meet exactly in a corner the following tip will achieve a superior finish.
The problem of gaps between sections of lining paper can easily be remedied with filler or ready-mixed fine surface filler.
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