Hi all ;)
Is this the full procedure?
1: Painted the skirtings and the ceiling moulding / architrave.
2: Lined the walls horizontally with 1200 grade lining paper; good strong
paste mix and no air bubbles (so far;p)
3: Took ages lining and keeping edges well butted up to each other, so no
filling, n1 God ;))
5: Hang "proper" wallpaper.
6: Enjoy a tin or three of Stella as I admire my beautiful paper ;ppp
Is there another step /hot tip (4:???) I should be considering / aware of,
or am I just killing time with a couple of Stellas as I write this;))
TIA & Cheers ! ! !
(Please don't someone tell me I got to unibond the lining paper, or it's off
to the pub and I *got* to get this done tonight as tomorrow is my last
shopping day for SWMBO.)
Step 4. Go and buy yourself a Swan and Morton scaple set and a couple of
packs of baldes. In my experiance you can never have a sharp enough blade
when cutting this stuff. Stanley's are useless as are sissors.
I have a number 3, and love it! You will end up using it for everything,
wrapping pressents, removing things off your body you shouldn't do
yourself... the lot!
well, if you want to avoid gaps without spending a long time butting paper
up against the last drop, overlapping can be a very effective and quick
However, immediately run down the centre of the overlap with a straight edge
and a _very_ sharp knife, peel away the offcuts and flatten down.
Works a treat.
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
Don't bother hanging lining paper horizontally, it's completely unnecessary
(that's why it's a different width to normal paper).
If you have nervese of steel and a steady hand, do the glossing last and get
a nice line. Otherwise, paste comes off gloss better than gloss comes of
If the wallpaper is patterned, make sure the pieces soak well and for the
same length of time before hanging. They will stretch and you want them to
stretch the same amount to match the patterns.
You should be able to butt join all seams to a good enough standard. Use
overlaps in corners and reveals with the raised edge away from the light if
(anti-spam is as easy as 1-2-3 - not)
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