Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in the appearance of any room and if you learn to hang wallpaper the right way, you'll be ready to transform your home. It is relatively easy to learn how to hang wallpaper but it takes patience and attention to detail, especially if you are hanging patterned wallpaper , which requires matching at the seams. Difficulty: Average. Time required: Varies, but plan on several days for a whole room. If you're hanging wallpaper on new drywall, prime the wall first with wallpaper primer to seal the drywall and help the paper adhere to the wall.
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Wallpapering - hanging the paper
All wallpapers, except some textures and murals, have a pattern repeat. The repeat is the vertical distance between one point on the pattern to the identical point vertically. This pattern repeat is an integral part of the design.
The usual starting point for vertical hanging is on a wall adjacent to a window and the wallpapering should progress from this starting point in both directions around the room to finish somewhere opposite the window - so any overlap between adjoining lengths will not cast a shadow. Patterns are unlikely to fit horizontally around a room so the finish point should be in some corner where any mismatch will not be noticed. When using paper with a large pattern, it is a good idea to centre the pattern on the chimney-breast and any other main feature of the room. This may mean that you have two or more mismatched seams to hide but it is worth the effort. A vertical starting line needs to be established at the start of every wall where you turn a corner.