Wallpapering Instructions

Instructions to hang

Wallpapering Instructions

Hanging Wallpaper

Preparing The Wall
for wallpapering

Check the wall for imperfections,
shine a flashlight along the wall,
the light casts shadows where
the imperfections need repair.

The key steps to preparing a
wall for wallpapering, the
wall must be clean, dry
and flat for the best results.


Preparation is one of the
secrets, of a good-looking
wallpapering project.

The approximate time to
prepare a room for
wallpapering will be at
least half a day, including
filling and smoothing of
old plaster.

Wallpapering requires patience
and careful measuring, measure
twice - cut once.

Make sure you have enough
sharp razor blades on hand
before you start the job.

Start with new blades, and
replace them as they dull.

Dull blades rip the paper.

When you work with wallpaper,
the glue is messy.
Always have a pail of clean
water handy to wash your
hands and any glue on
baseboards, floor, window,
and doorframes.

Have a towel handy to dry
your hands, and a bucket
to throw scrapes into

Best Advise

The best advice for wallpapering
is to use a sizing, a
pre-adhesion on the wall.

Use a product such as Shur-Stik.
This product allows you to
remove and reposition the
wallpaper a number of times
and still retain an adhesion

Sizing also seals new walls,
keeping porous surfaces from
totally absorbing the adhesive.

This small container of 57 grams
when mixed with water will
produce 7 liters of adhesion.

The correct procedure in mixing
and applying Shur-Stik to a
wall is as follow:

Take 1 liter of WARM water and
add Shur-Stik, mixing it to a
slurry thick cream.

Add 6 liters of WARM water.
Mix toughly and LET STAND
for 30-45 minutes.

Stir again and apply to wall
using a brush or roller.
before hanging wallpaper.

7 liters will cover 400-600 sq. ft.

Choosing The Wallpaper

Choose your wallpaper wisely.
If the walls lean, choose a
wallpaper without vertical lines,
stay with patterns that will
not emphasize the crookedness,
at the corners of the room.

Carefully plumb the first strip
of wallpaper (use a plumb line),
as all the other wallpaper
strips will follow the first.

Hang the wallpaper, start
working with a damp cloth,
from the center of the
wallpaper outward, and push
all the air bubbles out.

Work out wrinkles and humps
by wall imperfections.

You can also remove the air
from bubbles, by poking
them with a pin.

By going over the complete
wallpaper with a damp cloth
helps the wallpaper bond to
the wall.

Do not worry about small
creases that will not work out.
Creases will reduce significantly
as the wallpaper dries.

Work alternately with two rolls,
when working with patterns,
this will reduce waste.

When the last wallpaper strip
meets the first, any mismatch
in pattern, will show.

For a successful papering job,
choose the spot where the
mismatch will take place.
Choose a spot adjacent to a
door or window frame.

This way only a short section
of wallpaper will be revealed.
The ideal point is often above
the entry door into the room.


Avoid getting any glue into a
telephone jacks.
If the water and glue mixture
get into any telephone jack,
it will cause corrosion which will
destroy the jack.

The electric current, present
in the telephone jack will
corrode the tiny contacts
and short out the telephone line.

Corroded contacts cause a hum,
no ring or no telephone service
in the house at all!

Cover all telephone jack plug
in with masking tape before
wall papering!

Step Saver

Wear a carpenter's apron when
wallpapering, this saves you
needless trips up and down
step ladders. Store all the small
wallpapering tools in the pouches.

Finding Covered Nail Holes

To find nail holes that held
pictures later, place tooth picks
into the holes and allow
them to stick out beyond the
wall about half an inch.

As you wall paper over the
holes allow the tooth picks to
stick through.
After the wall paper has dried
remove the tooth picks and
re-hang the pictures.

Striping Wallpaper

To easily strip wallpaper, paint on
straight fabric softener with a

Place a drop cloth on the floor
to catch any drips.
Use the least expensive brand of
fabric softener.

Paint on and scrape wallpaper
off with a putty knife.

An added benefit is the room will smell
wonderful, and the walls wash up so well,
removing all the gunk and stuff.


Place some fabric softener
in your wash water when
washing walls.

Types of Wallpaper

Lining wallpaper

Used to cover imperfections,
before painting or applying
decorative wallpaper.

If lining wallpaper is applied before
decorative wallpaper, the lining
is applied horizontally and the
decorative vertically.

Pulp wallpapers

Pulps are basic printed patterns
over basic paper.

Washable wallpapers

This wallpaper has a thin
transparent plastic coating,
which covers the printed

Washable wallpapers can be
cleaned with a damp cloth.

Vinyl coated wallpapers

The pattern is printed onto a
thin plastic skin, which is
bonded to a paper backing.

Vinyl wallpapers is totally

Anaglypta wallpapers

The wallpaper pattern is embossed
into the paper.

Embossed wallpapers

Like the anaglypta, but
with color.

Blown vinyl wallpapers

Embossed and finished with
vinyl plastic.

Flocks wallpapers

This wallpaper has fibers, which
makes it feel like velvet.


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