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Re: Wall Papering
Reply #5 - Jan 16th, 2012, 11:06pm
 
If you suffered creases and bubbles, Lec, you probably didn't let the paper soak for long enough.

Paste a length and let it soak until it is nice and pliable. If you feel comfortable with it paste a couple of lengths at a time so one is soaking while you are hanging the other one.
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Re: Wall Papering
Reply #4 - Dec 11th, 2011, 7:53pm
 
size the wall first (and let it soak in, )

paste the paper, then just prior to hanging each piece, apply with a roller another coat of size/paste, not to thickly, just enough to moisten the surface....
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Re: Wall Papering
Reply #3 - Dec 11th, 2011, 8:40am
 
TIMBA-WOLF wrote on Dec 11th, 2011, 3:30am:
What type of surface is it going on to??


The wall is block, scratch coat, skimmed.  The wall isn't in too bad a condition.

The misses has offered to strip the old paper Shocked  I can imagine the carnage, so expect I will do that myself too  Grin
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Re: Wall Papering
Reply #2 - Dec 11th, 2011, 8:35am
 
Get the wife to hang it on the principle that if she thinks it's easy to hang, then get on with it.  Roll Eyes
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Re: Wall Papering
Reply #1 - Dec 11th, 2011, 3:30am
 
What type of surface is it going on to??
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Wall Papering
Dec 10th, 2011, 8:21pm
 
I am pretty good at papering, but have always gone for decent paper - the type that feels a little stretchy, has an almost silky feel to the backing paper etc.

The misses has chosen some paper for one wall in the bedroom which has a really rough feel to the back of it.  I have had issues with paper like this before - bubbles, creases etc, and generally a real pig to hang.

What is the best way to hang paper like this?  Any top tips?
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