Get ready for International Wallpaper Week

We know that life could be occupied, along with the regular can take over, so we wish to make it easy for you to find those renovations .

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

International Wallpaper Week is the perfect chance to adopt your distance. With a huge range of styles so that you can really put your character into each area. We’ve got tips, tricks, and inspiration that will help you make your home the ideal place to make more memories.

  • Measure and cut wallpaper into the proper lengths
  • Apply adhesive to the wall
  • Hang the lengths to achieve a smooth and straight finish on walls and around corners
  • Tackle awkward places like radiators, windows, light switches, plug sockets and door frames
  • Hang background to make a feature wall

There are some tasks which you might need to do before hanging your own wallpaper. Check our list to make sure your walls are fully ready for background. With this guide you will find the best finish possible and avoid any nasty surprises further into the project.

Have you ever eliminated any existing background?

Doing so will give you a smooth finish and prevent air bubbles and creases appearing when you hang the new background. Our guide on how to get rid of wallpaper will walk you through this undertaking.

Are your walls freshly plastered?

In that case, have you ever sealed them together with wall sealer? Applying wall sealer, also called wall dimensions, seals the porous surface of the wall and improves the adhesion of the wallpaper paste. Additionally, it aids the slip of this wallpaper, useful when you’re matching patterns or dangling it in awkward areas like window recesses.

Perhaps you have lined the walls with lining paper?

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

Have you got sufficient wallpaper?

Our Wallpaper Calculator can help to estimate the sum of background you’ll want to your project. When you assess the height and length of these walls you wish to background, additionally measure the doors and windows – the calculator can perform the calculations for you. We recommend 10% additional, and any unopened rolls could be returned (see terms and conditions). Also, allow for additional when using paper with a large repeat pattern — the pattern repeat is usually stated on the roll label or product info.

Are all the rolls of wallpaper the same batch number?

Be certain all the rolls have the same batch number printed on the label, as the colors and in certain instances, the end, can differ between batches.

Have you planned how you’re going to hang the wallpaper?

We recommend hanging background unless the pattern requires it to be hung horizontally. If hanging over lining paper, hanging it in the opposite direction to the liner paper means that the seams will not collapse in the exact same area and make ridges.

Have you got any fixings on the walls?

Mark the position of each by pushing a matchstick (with the head broken off) into the plug. Leave it slightly proud so you can find the hole and then reuse it later.