Wallpaper is an option that has begun to regain lost ground in wall decoration. The variety of colors, patterns and textures that one can find in the wallpapers far exceeds the possibilities of oil painting. Wallpaper installation can add a special aesthetic to your space and make it stand out quickly and quite economically!

1. Surface Preparation

In the installation of wallpaper, the surface of the wall plays an important role. It should be dry, statically strong, smooth and clean. If there is already wallpaper on the wall it should be removed. Also, old dismantled paints should be examined and removed.

Finally, you need to check the moisture content and absorbency of the wall. If there is moisture that has not dried then the wallpaper will fill with blisters in a very short time. For this reason it would be wise for a professional to undertake the preparation of the wall, which he is sure to do in the right way.

2. Electrical Sockets & Switches

A basic condition is to turn off the electricity supply to the room where the wallpaper will be installed. Where the sockets and switches are located, draw an “X” on the wallpaper or anything else that will help you delimit the area and then cut with a cutter in the same shape. Carefully clean any glue on the switch mechanism. Then, after the wallpaper is completely dry, use the cutter for anything that protrudes as well as for the excess wallpaper material.

3. Drying the Wallpaper

As you wait for the wallpaper to dry you should avoid using heating in the room as well as open windows and doors so as not to create air currents. Otherwise, the wallpaper due to forced drying can open and create cracks in the joints. The optimum room temperature should be around 18 degrees.

4. Additional Material

A fairly common mistake in wallpaper installation is not the process but the wrong preparation and calculation.

Round up the materials you will be sourcing to be prepared in case something goes wrong. Even the most experienced craftsmen know and provide in such cases, as if something goes wrong you will need more glue and up to 2 meters of extra paper.