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Can I Cover Brick and Stone with Wallpaper?

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

Of all the wall surfaces, brick, stone and cement are the most difficult to cover with wallpaper, and it's not recommended by manufacturers or professionals. In MOST cases it is better for you in the short and long term to stay away from attempting to do it. It's not worth the trouble and will not work.  You might find some people saying that wall liner is the best solution to cover up walls... [more]

The Purpose of Wallpaper Primer

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

Primer instructions are included with every type of wallpaper sold. The instructions range from saying primer is not needed to detailed steps on how to apply it. Should you encounter problems with your wallpaper later, companies will usually ask first about the type of primer you used before applying the wallpaper. If you did not follow the instructions, you will probably be out of luck. What It ... [more]

Recommendations for Wallpaper in the Bathroom

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

The bathroom is among the most punishing spaces on wallpaper. When you shower, the steam fills the room and can damage fragile wallpaper. It is easy to get the walls wet when you finish a shower or when you dry your hands. Then there are spills and other issues that can destroy wallpaper. Ventilation can help, but ultimately what you need is durable wallpaper that can withstand the water and abus... [more]

When Wallpaper Shrinks and How to Minimize the Problem

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

After you finish applying wallpaper, it is easy to sit back and feel that it was a job well done. Then you return in a few days to find that the wallpaper has gaps between each strip, and you are baffled because it did not look like that when you finished. What it means is that the wallpaper shrank. It is a common problem that you can avoid with proper planning. Type Most Likely to Shrink Wallpa... [more]

Wallpaper Recommendations for Large, Uneven Areas – Hallways, Foyers, and Stairs

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

Wallpapering can be a challenge when the walls are smooth and have the same length. When you add things like stairs and differing heights, the job can seem almost impossible. The strips can seem too long, the cutting too difficult, and the strips are not the same width as the stairs. You really have two choices: Hire a professional Spend some time planning how to do it. If you take the sec... [more]

How To Shop For Wallpaper?

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

This is for people who are relatively new to wallpaper or haven't purchased wallpaper in a long time. Consider this a quick a refresher course that will save you a lot of time and aggravation! It will take you less than three minutes to read and make your experience, whether you buy from us or someone else, a whole lot easier.  DECIDE YOUR BUDGET First, you need to determine t... [more]

Wallpaper Dye Lots, Runs, and Batches? Why Do they Matter?

Posted on: November 29, 2016 by admin

When selecting the right wallpaper, you already have numerous considerations to contend with. Worrying about dye lots and other aspects of the manufacturing process seem completely irrelevant. Then you find out that you are one roll short of completing the project, and when you go to get another one, the color is just a little different than what you have already installed. The end result is that ... [more]

Difference Between Pre-pasted and Non-prepasted Wallpaper

Posted on: November 29, 2016 by admin

The easy answer to this question is that pre-pasted wallpaper has paste applied to the back of it. You can wet the back and begin to apply the wallpaper to the wall once the paste is sticky. Unpasted wallpaper requires you to add the paste to the back in order to paper to the wall. Why People Like Pre-pasted Wallpaper and What to Know There are several obvious benefits to purchasing wallpaper th... [more]

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Wallpaper Repeat

Posted on: November 29, 2016 by admin

Wallpapering can be a very time consuming and frustrating endeavor, depending on your skill level and the size of the room you are wallpapering. The longer it takes to paper a room, the more careless most people become. The problem is that for the duration of the process, you must pay attention to the wallpaper repeat, otherwise you may make some very obvious mistakes, resulting in having to redo ... [more]

The Grasscloth Wallpaper Guide

Posted on: December 07, 2016 by admin

Grasscloth is one of the most natural and beautiful wallpaper designs. It can create a sense of peace and relaxation that is nearly unrivaled by other designs. You can sit in a room that has grasscloth wallpaper on the walls and feel a connection to nature that puts you at ease. Materials and Process Part of its charm and what makes it so distinctly different from other wallpaper designs is the ... [more]