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History of Wallpaper: What You Need to Know

Wallpaper is a timeless design element. But, until recently, it has had a difficult time escaping the stigma of being outdated. Now it’s making a huge comeback. Interior designers and DIYers are rediscovering how wallpaper can help uplift and define the style of a room—without necessarily overpowering it.

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What Wallpaper Primer Should I Use for My Project?

One of the most important aspects of a wallpaper project is using the correct primer or sealer. This selection can vary depending on the surface you plan to hang wallpaper on. For glass and tile, you may opt for an adhesion-promoting primer that improves bonding on sealed walls. For painted walls and drywall, a high-quality pigmented primer provides a durable base for new wallpaper.

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What Adhesive Should I Use for My Wallcovering Projects?

When you start a new wallcovering project, you’ll need to choose the best wallpaper adhesive for the job. With so many options available, it can be challenging to know which product to select. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you decide!

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Why Use a More Expensive Wallpaper Primer vs a Less Expensive One?

A wallcovering primer is the foundation of a great installation. Using a quality wallpaper primer instead of a cheaper universal primer can prevent hanging issues and allow for a faster, easier installation process. We explain the differences between primer types and how quality wallpaper primers can protect your walls, improve adhesion, and make future removal more easy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Types of Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become more popular in recent years and the trend looks to continue far into the future. Since there are so many types of designs, materials to choose from and different applications to consider, this article is written as a guide to help you through the process. 

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How to Get Wrinkles out of Wallpaper

Even in the most careful installation, you may encounter trouble spots likes blisters, bubbles, and wrinkles. We’ll explain what causes wrinkles in wallpaper, techniques to prevent them, and how to fix them if you run into any on your next project.

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How to Trim and Cut Wallpaper: Tools, Approach, and Tips

If you want great looking wallpaper, you can’t forget the finish work. It may seem straight forward but getting perfect cuts along your ceilings and floors can be tricky depending on the type of wallpaper being hung. We cover the tips, techniques, and tools you need to achieve crisp, clean lines along your cuts.

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How to Hang Mural Wallpaper: 6 Critical Steps

Wallpaper murals are a great way to add interest to a room. They create a focal point that can be used in homes or businesses to make a statement and change the mood of the space. The options are unlimited and can include maps, landscape scenes and even photos.

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How to Remove Wallpaper Without a Steamer

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?

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How to Remove Multiple Layers of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a wonderful design element for a home, and as with paint, at some point it will be time to give your home a fresh look. You will need to either paper over your existing wallpaper, or remove it completely before hanging new paper.

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How to Remove Wallpaper from Plaster Walls

Regardless of how beautiful the old wallpaper is in your home; at some point you will 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 can requires 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.

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How to Hang Textured, Paintable Wallpaper

Have an older home with damaged walls but want a fresh, modern look? Textured, paintable wallpaper can help you achieve a beautiful new finish without the need to replace walls. We explore how the different types of textured wallpaper, and how best to prep for and install it.

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Get Your Home Ready for the Holiday Season

The end-of-year holidays are a busy time for most people. It’s not just because we’re all spending much of our disposable income on gifts for friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else we think is deserving of a visit from Santa Claus—there are usually a number of social get-togethers on the calendar as well. Some of these holiday festivities take place at our own homes.

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How to Install Wallpaper on Glass and Mirrors

Wallpaper has a wider range of uses than many people realize. It’s not just for walls; for instance, it can be installed in the rear of a kitchen cabinet to give the space a stylistic boost. Another area suitable for wallpaper is a mirror or glass surface in the home.

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How to Hang Wallpaper on a Ceiling

Wallpapering a ceiling sounds like a strange idea to some, but in fact this is a common home improvement option. By extending the wall designs across the ceiling, you can create a harmonious