Get ready for International Wallpaper Week

We are aware that life could be busy, and the everyday can take over, thus we wish to make it easy for you to get those renovations .

With 81% of us agreeing that our interiors affect our moods, now is the best time to get stuck to these decorating projects. If your house is looking it’s best, you will be feeling your best, which explains why a staggering 86 percent of us undertook a DIY project during lockdown.

International Wallpaper Week is the best opportunity to embrace your distance. With a massive range of styles so that you can really put your character into every area. We have tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you make your home the perfect place to create more memories.

In this guide we will walk you through how to:

  • Measure and cut background to the correct lengths
  • Apply adhesive to the wall
  • Hang the lengths to achieve a smooth and straight finish on walls and around corners
  • Tackle awkward areas such as knots, windows, light switches, plug sockets and door frames
  • Hang background to make a feature wall

There are some tasks which you might have to do before hanging your own wallpaper. Check our listing to ensure your walls are totally ready for wallpaper. With this guide you’ll find the best finish possible and avoid any nasty surprises further in the project.

Have you ever eliminated any existing wallpaper?

Doing this will give you a smooth finish and prevent air bubbles and creases appearing when you hang on the new background. Our guide on the best way to get rid of background will help you through this task.

Are your walls freshly painted?

If so, have you sealed them with wall sealer? It also assists the slip of this background, useful once you’re matching patterns or hanging it in awkward areas like window recesses.

Have you lined the walls with lining paper?

Hanging lining paper averts the new background from shrinking when it’s hung, which contributes to gaps between the spans of paper. You may also need to hang liner paper if your walls have any stains or tiny imperfections in the surface, since it will help to disguise this.

Have you got enough background?

Our Wallpaper Calculator can help to estimate the amount of background you’ll want for your project. When you measure the height and length of the walls you want to wallpaper, additionally measure the windows and doors – that the calculator can perform the calculations for you. Allow extra for wastage. Additionally, allow for extra when using paper with a large repeat pattern — the pattern repeat is usually stated on the roll label or product information.

Are all the rolls of wallpaper exactly the same batch number?

Be certain all the rolls have the same batch number printed on the tag, as the colours and in some cases, the end, can vary between batches.

Have you planned how you are going to hang the background?

We recommend hanging background vertically unless the pattern requires it to be hung horizontally. If hanging lining paper, then hanging it in the opposite direction to the liner paper signifies the tiles will not fall at precisely the same place and create ridges.

Have you got some fixings on the walls?

If this is so, unscrew the fixings before papering, leaving the wall sockets in place. Mark the position of each one by pushing a matchstick (with the head broken off) to the plug. Leave it somewhat proud so that you are able to find the hole and reuse it later.