Tools and Tips for Your First Wallpaper Installation, Part 1

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Are you a wallpaper beginner looking to complete your first significant wallpaper purchase and installation? Parts of the process may seem complex or detailed to you, but it’s really a pretty straightforward area when you get down to it.

At Wallpaper Warehouse, we’re proud to offer not only a wide range of quality designer wallpaper in various colors, styles and formats, but also expertise on numerous related areas. We’ve assisted plenty of beginners with first sourcing the ideal wallpaper for their needs, then helping them with some basics for putting it in place properly and securely. This two-part blog will look into a few important areas here, from confirming order accuracy to some of the primary wallpaper tools you will need to complete this process.

Batch Checking Basics and Importance

One of the most common mistakes made by beginners when it comes to wallpaper: Failing to confirm the accuracy of the order. In particular, there’s a marking known as batch number that clients should be sure to confirm.

When ordering various wallpaper rolls for the same room or space, it’s important that they come from the same batch. This means they will be of the exact same length and proportions – if you mistakenly receive wallpaper from various batches, you might get slightly different colors, varied patterns or even improper dimensions for your different rolls.

Luckily, this is an easy check for clients, plus something reputable retailers like ours will also cover on their end. The batch number can be easily found on the product label in the form of a letter or number.

Plumb Lines

As we get into tools and items that will play a major role in your wallpaper installation, one broad type stands out: Plumb lines, which really refer to any item that helps you keep your wallpaper application lines straight and flush. While true plumb lines refer to items on a string that can be held taut, you can also use a tape measure, leveling tool or something similar.

Firstly, measure the length of the wallpaper along the top of the wall and mark it. From the top of the wall, pin your plumb line or other device and let it hand straight, then mark the line directly down.

Cutting Edge

Once your walls have been properly measured, something many do well before they ever order wallpaper to begin with, it’s time to cut various strips to size. This will involve cutting a bit longer than your actual dimensions, leaving strips at the bottom that will allow you to create a perfect seam.

One of the top tools available here is a cutting edge tool. It allows you to trim a straight edge right where the wallpaper touches the ceiling or skirting board. Plus, most such tools will have a measuring scale printed onto the blade, which helps you be more precise while you trim.

For more on the measures and tools to check and have in place for your first wallpaper installation, or to learn about any of our discounted wallpaper options, speak to the staff at Wallpaper Warehouse today.

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