Removing wallpaper can be a difficult task at best and most people avoid it if at all possible. What comes to mind is endless hours of peeling tiny bits of paper off the wall with a paint scraper while trying not to destroy your walls in the process. Is there a better way?
Regardless of how beautiful old wallpaper is in your home, at some point you may want to give your walls a new look. The thought of removing old wallpaper can give some folks nightmares, and stripping wallpaper from plaster walls may call for extra care. If you use the techniques suggested in this article, the old paper will come off easily and you’ll be ready to hang your new wallpaper in no time.
Wallpaper has long been a favorite design element to bring elegance to a room and grab your attention. Unfortunately, as it gets older, damage can occur and what was once beautiful has now become an eyesore. We’ll show you how to repair the most common types of wallpaper damage, like curling corners, bubbles, and opening seams.
Grasscloth wallpaper is a natural product that evokes a feeling of peace and calm in any room it adorns. Available in a variety of colors as well as different natural fibers such as hemp, jute, rushcloth and sisal, grasscloth can be a part of almost any design scheme. It is truly distinct because it is all natural with a texture that invites you to touch it to see if it’s real.
The finished wallpaper project in your home looks beautiful and everyone loves it, but later you notice some loose spots. Your wallpaper has bubbles. If you’ve just hung the wallpaper and the glue is still moist, you may be able to lift it off the wall and smooth out the bubble as you reapply it, or, if the wallpaper is peel and stick, you can usually just reposition the panel and remove the bubble. If the wallpaper has been up for a while, you will need to repair it.
You have your wallpaper, you’ve prepped your materials, and you’re ready to hang – but your not sure if you should paste the wall or paste the paper. Which method is right? Will it cause problems if you choose wrong? We explain the differences between the methods and how you can figure out which is right for your project.
You’ve finally decided to update your home, starting with tearing out the wallpaper that you’ve had for over 30 years. You also need to remove the wallpaper glue ﹘ a tedious task that takes time and energy in order to achieve a smooth, clean wall. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you work, stubborn wallpaper glue often remains, which can be a problem if you plan to paint or wallpaper the wall.
During the mid-twentieth century, wood paneling dominated the decor in many homes, creating a cozy atmosphere that families loved. Those days are long gone, but the paneling remains, much to the current homeowners’ dismay. For those who do not want the hassle of removing the panels, putting wallpaper over the wood is a simple solution.