There can never be too many tips & tricks to learn when it comes to wallpapering, especially if planning for the first DIY wallpapering project to ensure a smooth process and a perfect result to be proud of. To help you better prepare for your next wallpapering project, we contacted some of the well known wallpapering professionals to kindly share some of the most important tips based on the experience to help the fellow wallpaper installers. Here will be the top tips from lovely ladies - Katie and Dina.
Katie's Wallpapering Tips
Katie is a professional wallpaper installer from Katie's Wallpaper Installation who has experience installing wallpaper in different spaces and bringing her clients wallpaper interior visions to life. In the photo above we can see a beautiful powder room design with our Modern Delicate Herringbone Removable Wallpaper. For more simple and minimalistic wallpaper designs for your own home interiors, make sure to visit our Scandi & Japandi Wallpaper Collection. Here will be the top wallpapering tips, Katie has kindly shared with us.
1. Ordering The Correct Amount Of Wallpaper
The first tip from Katie is - ordering the correct amount of wallpaper. Katie suggests that when measuring the walls, it is best to ensure to add 4” to both the width and height, to allow for trimming, when determining the number of wallpaper panels which will be required. If you are looking for more information on measuring a wall to calculate the correct amount of wallpaper panels needed, visit our How To Measure Wall For Removable Wallpaper blog post.
2. Doing The Right Prep Work
The second tip Katie gives is making sure to do the right preparations before the wallpaper installment. Katie says: "For example, if you are installing a wallpaper with a light background, the wall should be painted a white color in advance. As well, ensure to sand the wall, so that it is smooth." If you are looking for more information on how to prepare a wall before wallpaper installment for the best result, visit our How To Prepare Walls For Wallpaper? blog post.
3. Make Sure You Have All The Right Tools And Wallpaper Adhesive
- Paint roller and brush
- Plastic wallpaper smoother
- Tape measure - to confirm wall size
- Trimming snap-off blade - for trimming wallpaper
- Step ladder and drop cloth
- Microfibre cloth and clean warm water - to wipe wallpaper
Here is a summary of Katie's top 3 wallpaper tips for first time installers:
- Ordering the correct amount of wallpaper.
- Doing the right prep work.
- Make sure you have all the right tools.
Dina's Wallpapering Tips
Dina's wallpapering tips for wallpaper installers:
- Keep your blades and your mind sharp!
- Always remember to take a couple steps back and look at the work you’ve done.
- Always keep ibuprofen in your tool bag!
We hope this blog post with tips from wallpapering professionals will provide help in any future wallpapering projects. Thank you to Katie and Dina for sharing with these wallpapering top tips from their professional experience. In case you are looking for more information on wallpaper installation, visit our How-To Wallpaper Installation Videos for our both - traditional and self-adhesive wallpaper material installation.