JEANNE d' ARC LIVING
WHAT YOU NEED:
Wallpaper • Wallpaper paste • Paste brush or a wide brush • Plastic sheeting • Wallpaper brush • Scissors • Sharp knife • Metal ruler
WHAT TO DO:
Using the wallpaper on a smooth surface gets you the best result. If you place the wallpaper on top of an old layer of wallpaper, there’s a risk of rough spots showing on the surface of the new layer. The wallpaper has patterns that need to fit to each other. It has to put up using the alignment method, meaning that the lengths are carefully placed right next to each other without overlapping. Vintage Wallpaper is of a strong quality and needs to absorb longer than thinner wallpaper.
Proper preparation work ensures that the lengths are put up straight. Place a mark on the wall by using a bubble level and draw a vertical line from floor to ceiling as a guide for putting up the first length. Cover a table or the floor with plastic sheeting. Make the lengths at least 4 inches too long to have some extra material in case the wall is not straight. Use a wide brush or a paste brush to add wallpaper paste to your wallpaper. Make sure to cover the entire length, including the edges. Fold the length in half towards the middle and allow them to absorb for approximately 10 minutes. When putting up wallpaper with patterns it’s a good idea to do one length at a time to make sure that the pattern fits before cutting the next length.
Start by attaching the top of the length without unfolding the bottom half. Align the length with the ceiling and the line on the wall. Once the length has been aligned correctly, use the wallpaper brush to smooth the length completely and remove any air trapped beneath the wallpaper. Then unfold the bottom half of the length and smooth it down the middle and then towards the edges all the way down. Use a metal ruler or a wallpapering tool to draw a sharp edge at the bottom and cut off any excess wallpaper using a sharp knife. If you want to wallpaper the back of a cupboard, shelves or glass doors, you can use double adhesive tape.