Summary: Learn how to hang wallpaper, calculate how much wallpaper you will need, master the basic wallpapering techniques, wallpaper around a window, wallpaper around a door, wallpaper behind a radiator, wallpaper around a socket and switch, wallpaper around an external corner and paper around a ceiling light.
Before you start wallpapering, you need to plan how you are going to approach the task. This will allow you to successfully negotiate the room in terms of windows, doors and corners.
Use a brush to smooth the paper whilst checking it against the vertical guide.
Trim the top and bottom of the paper along your pencil lines.
Use a seam roller along the joins for a neat finish.
Use wallpaper scissors to make a neat horizontal cut in line with the top edge of the recess and another in line with the top edge of the windowsill.
After smooting the paper into position, trim the paper where it meets the window frame.
Cut a diagonal slit in the excess paper up towards the top corner of the doorframe.
Radiators can be removed (see replacing a radiator), but you can also paper behind them while they are in place.
Cut the paper at least 50mm below the top of the radiator.
Mark the corners of the socket plate on the paper.
After bending the paper back from the edges of the socket, cut off the excess with scissors.
One of the more common difficulties can be external corners.
Hang a second sheet so there is an overlap around the corner and brush flat.
After cutting through both layers of the overlap close to the corner, you can remove the excess paper below the top sheet, and the excess top sheet overlap that folded around the corner leaving a neat join.
Before papering around a ceiling light turn off the electricity.
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