I am wallpapering a window recess and have hung the first piece (left side)
and cut the flap and fit in to the recess.OK so far. If I now paper to the
right over and under the window, I get to the other side needing the same
technique in to the reveal, but the paper dosn't work out to the window size
to allow this. This must happen a lot. I can't really cut (vertically) a
patterned paper with a drop pattern repeat or I won't get a match. Don't
seem to be able to win, any ideas ?
Not sure if I understand what you are saying, but I have just papered a room
and this is how I always do windows,
1. Hang paper on left hand side.
2. Cut flap so you stick it to the vertical part of the reveal. If the flap
is not wide enough to get to the back of the reveal, cut a strip to fit.
3. Cut a piece of wallpaper to fit the horizontal part of the reveal
(allowing 10mm or so to go back up the wall)
4. Stick the wallpaper on the wall OVER the 10mm bit going up the wall.
5. Repeat for the other side.
If your window is so wide it cannot be papered with two strips of wallpaper
(most are) then paper the 'middle bit' by papering the wall above and go
round the reveal corner in one piece and trim at the window frame. Paper the
wall below the window with short lengths of paper and then do the other side
of the window as above.
Hope that makes sense, it does to me but I know what I mean.
This may be of use, it has a picture!
Yes it makes sense, this is hard to write in an email isn't it ?
OK, we have papered both left and right sides of the reveal and now have a
gap needing papering in the middle both above and below the radiator. Lets
say the paper width is 525mm and the gap is 900mm. Two drops are too much
and if you cut vertically you lose the pattern.
Maybe there isn't a solution and you have to have a bad join somewhere, or
maybe I am too picky!!
have a good weekend
That's the problem, you shouldn't paper both ends first and then fill in the
gap! The chances of the gap being the same as a multiple of paper widths is
rarer than rocking horse poo! Can you not strip off one end and do as I
mentioned, or have you put more papaer up beyond that end? If the latter I
don't know what to suggest as your gap is 1 and 3/4 widths and I think you
will struggle to get a match as you have already realised.
I haven't actually fit the rights side yet, I was weighing up which way to
do it best. I am not sure what you meant before, what is the solution to
this assuming that I have fit only the left side reveal piece. Do I carry on
from this left piece fitting to the right ?
In a word, Yes. Filling in the wudth of the window top and bottom until you
get to the other side. Then paper the right hand side of the window as you
did the left, full strip, cut flap to fit vertical face of the reveal and
then fit a piece into the top of the reveal as shown on that link,
http://www.diyfixit.co.uk/nflash/wallpapering/Trim/trim2.htm . Sometimes it
can be a PITA to get the top of your 'right side' to match with the paper
above and below the window, but persevere and you will get there!
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