wallpaper window recess


Hi
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 ?
MTIA Steve
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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! http://www.diyfixit.co.uk/nflash/wallpapering/Trim/trim2.htm
HTH
John
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cheers for the link to that site John, good source of info.
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Hi John
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
Steve

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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.
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John
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Hi John
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 ?
Cheers Steve

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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!
HTH
John
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OK, cheers thanks

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