Wallpaper Does Wonders – How to Hang Wallpaper

How to Hang Wallpaper


I am so in love with my new wallpaper! It revamped my bedroom, giving it a modern and classy look. This project costed me $28 for the wallpaper and around $10 for the supplies. My hubby and I hung it together and took 2.5 hours to cover our wall around 10ft high and 10ft wide.  Here’s a quick tutorial on how to hang wallpaper.


How to Hang Wallpaper – Supplies

(3)Exacto Knife
(4)Adhesive Brush
& at least 2 people

How to hang wallpaper – Advice

The adhesive I bought was the type that was clear and required no mixing with water. It was a lot cleaner to work with and this amount was just enough for  10ft by 10ft wall. It was around $6.99 CAD at Home Depot.
Adhesive brush was used to apply the adhesive to the wall. We had to make sure we applied a thick layer to the wall as thin layers dries up too fast. This was around $3.95 CAD at Home Depot. The only thing to make sure for next time is to get a brush that fits the size of the adhesive container.
I purchased 2 types of smoothers. The top one with felt was around $4 CAD and the yellow flat smoother was less than $2 CAD at Home Depot. In my opinion the yellow flat smoother was the better one to work with as it was easiest to use and make creases for the ends.

How to hang wallpaper – Advice

The wallpaper I purchased was a design from Grahamandbrown.com however, I purchased them from HOMESENSE. I was able to get a good deal on them because the packaging was open and some of the paper at the end was damaged so I asked for a discount at HOMESENSE. (1 roll at $9 and 1 roll at $16) Original price of these rolls are $49.99 CAD from Grahamandbrown.com and priced regularly at $24.99 CAD at HOMESENSE. They had many other types of patterns but it IS difficult to find the same pattern from the same store.
**TIP ** Choose wallpapers with a pattern as they will look better and creases between strips will be less noticeable.


How to Hang Wallpaper – Step-By-Step

***It is recommended to have 2 people to work on this project.***


Using a ladder we placed the wallpaper at the top and measured accordingly to what we needed. We had to ensure we left extra space at the top and bottom in case. Then we cut the wallpaper to the estimated amount so we do not have to work with the entire roll. Ensure you match up the pattern from strip to strip.


We applied the adhesive by brushing the glue from the top to the bottom in a thick even layer.


From the top downwards, hang the wallpaper and use the smoother to brush out the bubbles. The hardest part is matching up the patterns to ensure there are no creases in between the strips. For some of them it took a few tries for us to match up the pattern correctly.
STEP4: Lastly, use an exacto knife to cut off the ends from the ceiling and floor.


Take the cover off and cut a hole in the wallpaper where the output/lightswitch is. The edges do not have to be too neat as the covers will hide them.

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