Textured Wallpaper Prep, Installation and Storage, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the preparation tips associated with installing textured wallpaper. This wallpaper format, which is ideal for primary aesthetics, depth and covering imperfections in walls, requires just a few particular preparation and installation themes be carried out properly.

At Wallpaper Warehouse, we offer a wide selection of textured wallpaper materials and styles, from woven textures to geometric themes and many others. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over the final preparation steps, installation tips and some final words on how to store extra textured wallpaper for the future.

Markings and Lighting

Your final preparation steps ahead of the actual installation involve a few marking, lighting and wall areas:

  • For any markings you need to make on the wall ahead of installation, always use pencil. Pencil will not bleed through, which markers or pens may in some situations.
  • Ensure you have the proper lighting set up to check color uniformity and make cuts.
  • If you can, check your wall’s moisture content – it should be no higher than 5% before installation.
  • If you have old wallpaper on the surface in question, it must be removed prior to new installation. This is for everything from proper fire ratings and warranty adherence to aesthetics and ease of installation.
  • We also do not recommend textured wallpaper installed over painted wall coverings.

Installation Steps

Once all your prep is done, installation will actually feel like a breeze in comparison. The basic steps involved here:

  • Move top to bottom, then bottom to top, or side match to side match. This is called a reverse or side-by-side pattern, which helps you ensure color uniformity throughout the design.
  • Use about an eighth-inch amount of glue adhesive for each sheet of textured wallpaper, evenly spread across the sheet – but with the seam edges dry. Allow for two inches of overlap at the ceiling and baseboard.
  • Use a roller to smooth each strip after installation.
  • Check progress every hour or two to ensure you have not gotten off-track.

Concealing Seams

As we noted above, seam edges should be left dry from adhesive. You will have multiple options for concealing these seams, from the double-cut method to using a butting seam – speak to our pros about which option is best for you given your situation.

Storage Themes

Finally, properly storing textured wallpaper will keep it good for years while saving money and benefitting the environment. Generally speaking, at least 10% of the amount you use for new wall coverings should be set aside as extra. Our pros will recommend basic storage tips for your textured wallpaper to ensure it’s in good shape in case it’s needed in the future.

For more on textured wallpaper installation, or to learn about any of our discounted or contemporary wallpaper options, speak to the staff at Wallpaper Warehouse today.

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