Get ready for International Wallpaper Week

We are aware that life can be busy, and the regular can take over, thus we want to make it easy for you to get those renovations underway.

With 81 percent people agreeing that our insides affect our moods, now is the best time to get stuck to these decorating projects. When your home is looking it’s best, you’ll be feeling your best, which explains why a staggering 86 percent of us undertook a DIY project during lockdown.

International Wallpaper Week is the perfect opportunity to embrace your distance. With a huge range of styles so you can really put your personality into every room. We have tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you make your house the ideal place to make more memories.

In this guide we’ll walk you through how to:

There are a number of tasks which you might have to do before hanging your wallpaper. Check our listing to make sure your walls are totally prepared for background. With this guide you’ll find the best finish possible and avoid any nasty surprises further into the project.

Have you ever removed any existing wallpaper?

Doing so will give you a smooth finish and avoid air bubbles and creases appearing when you hang on the new background. Our guide on the best way best to remove background will walk you through this undertaking.

Are your walls freshly plastered?

If so, have you ever sealed them with wall sealer? Applying wall sealer, also known as wall dimensions, seals the porous surface of the wall and improves the adhesion of the wallpaper glue. Additionally, it assists the slide of this background, useful once you’re fitting patterns or dangling it in awkward areas like window recesses.

Perhaps you have lined the walls with liner paper?

Hanging lining paper prevents the new wallpaper from shrinking when it’s hung, which contributes to gaps between the spans of paper. You might also want to hang liner paper if your walls have some stains or tiny imperfections in the surface, since it will help to disguise this.

Do you have enough wallpaper?

Our Wallpaper Calculator helps to gauge the amount of wallpaper you’ll want to your project. When you assess the height and length of these walls you want to background, also measure the doors and windows – the calculator can perform the calculations for you. We urge 10% extra, and any unopened rolls can be returned (see terms and conditions). Also, allow for extra when using paper using a large repeat pattern — the pattern repeat is generally stated on the roster label or product information.

Are the rolls of background exactly the identical batch number?

Be sure all the rolls have the identical batch number printed on the label, as the colours and in certain cases, the end, can differ between batches.

Have you planned how you’re going to hang the wallpaper?

We recommend hanging background unless the pattern needs it to be hung horizontally. If hanging over lining paper, then hanging it in the contrary direction to the lining paper means the tiles will not fall at the exact same area and create ridges.

Do you have any fixings on the walls?

Mark the position of each one by pushing a matchstick (with all the head broken off) to the plug. Leave it somewhat proud so that you can find the hole and reuse it later.