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Colourfast decorating paper hanging services for domestic,commercial and insurance work in the North East of England co.durham near darlington dl150dt.

A quick diy paper hanging guide:

First length of wallpaper

Make sure that you have all the equipment you need to hand, and suitably set up steps.

Take the first length of paper and unfold the top end.

Leave the bottom end folded for the moment.

Holding the paper in both hands, slightly away from the wall, line it up with your vertical mark on the wall.

Remembering to allow an overlap at the top for trimming, gently push the paper against the wall, making any slight adjustments to its position by gentle sliding.

Smoothing to remove air bubbles

Using your hanging brush, smooth down the centre of the paper to push out the air.

smooth downwards at an angle towards the outer edges either side of the centre.

By working in one direction only you will avoid the possibility of pushing an air bubble first one way, then the other.

You will, however, need to work upwards for the part nearest the ceiling and can use the tips of the brush to stipple the paper into this junction.

Unfold the bottom section of the paper and repeat the process for this end.


To mark the ends for trimming, use the back edge of your scissors to score a light line along the ceiling or skirting angle.

Lift the paper away from wall a little and trim to this line.

Brush the paper back down against the wall, expelling air from behind, particularly at the ends.

Try to avoid getting any paste onto the face of the paper - depending upon the paper you are hanging, it may discolour or damage it.

If you do get paste onto the face of the paper, remove it immediately with a damp sponge. Do not allow it to dry.

It is best to be methodical when hanging paper and to keep your tools clean all the time.

Trimming wallpaper with a straight edge and knife

As an alternative to this method you can do as many professional decorators do. They use a steel straight edge pushed firmly into the angle to be trimmed and slice through the paper with a craft knife. The knife must be kept sharp at all times, as a dull blade will pull the paper rather than cut it. If you want to use this method, practice using a couple of offcuts first. It works particularly well with contract vinyls and other heavy-duty papers.

Hanging the next length of paper

When the next drop is pasted and ready to hang, repeat the process.

Use the edge of the previous drop to line up with.




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