Garage Wallpaper Ideas
Ready-pasted and foamed vinyls
Ready-pasted vinyl is probably the best paper for an inexperienced decorator, as its tough surface means that it is less likely to tear and stretch as you work. Half-fill a wallpaper trough with water and place it next to the part of the wall where you intend to start
papering. Measure and cut the paper. Roll up the length, with the pattern facing inwards, and immerse the paper fully in the trough.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on soaking time, then lift up the paper by its top edge with both hands, carefully allowing the water to drain back into the trough.
Position the first length on the wall, making sure that it is straight against your vertical guideline ( 8283), and then smooth it with a clean sponge rather than a brush; it helps to absorb some of the excess water.
Some papers and borders are not only ready-pasted, but they do not require soaking either. Their self-adhesive coating becomes exposed as you pull it from the roll and you can stick them directly onto the wall. Further to its advantage, the adhesive takes a while to form a strong bond, so if you make a mistake in hanging, the paper can be repositioned quickly, without a problem.
Hanging ready-pasted vinyls
1 Roll ready-pasted vinyl pattern-side inwards and soak in a wallpaper trough.
Unroll and apply directly to the wall.
2 Position the paper so that the patterns are matched and smooth it down with a clean sponge.
Hanging standard lengths
Hanging paper along a smooth run of wall is fairly straightforward, but ensure that you have the paper the right way up. This sounds obvious, but it is easy to make this mistake when dealing with lots of large drops.
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