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How To Repair Damaged Wallpaper

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.

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How to Hang Grasscloth Wallpaper

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.

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How to Fix Wallpaper Bubbles: 6 Steps for a Seamless Repair

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.

Can I Use the Paste-the-Wall Technique to Hang Wallpaper?

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.

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How to Remove Wallpaper Glue from Walls

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. 

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Can You Wallpaper Over Wood Paneling?

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.

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How to Choose the Right Wallpaper for Your Interiors

The right wallpaper sets a room’s mood, energizing the space with a bold, eye-catching accent wall or soothing the area with a muted backdrop wall. Today’s homeowners also use wallpaper for out-of-the-box ideas, like providing a colorful backing for cabinets and closets, covering a tabletop, or even placing it on the ceiling to add excitement and dimension to their rooms. Wallpaper is an excellent way to help homeowners upgrade and enhance a home’s decor, with the use of the right tools and materials. 

Woman painting over wallpaper.

Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?

Perhaps the most dreaded home improvement project is stripping wallpaper off of a wall. You have some great design ideas for the house but they all involve paint, and you really don’t want to spend days on end with a putty knife and hand steamer trying to get 20-year old wallpaper off the wall.  In fact, you are looking for any option that doesn’t involve removing the wallpaper. Can you paint over it?

14 Essential Wallpaper Tools for Flawless Installations

Whether you are just starting out in the wallpaper hanging business or you are a homeowner and DIYer, you need to have the best wallpaper tools available to create a beautifully finished installation. When you have the right tools, the process of transforming walls from blah to beautiful can be uncomplicated and time-efficient. This guide will introduce you to top-of-the-line tools needed to remove old wallpaper, repair any damage found, and install new wallpaper.

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Choosing the Best Wallpaper Removal Tools

No matter how badly you want to replace the wallpaper in the bathroom, you know you have to remove the old paper first, and taking down the old wallpaper can seem like a daunting task. Attacking the old wallpaper with just a sponge and putty knife will make you wish you never started the project. Without the right wallpaper removal tools, the job can become overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be.

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Paste the Paper vs. Paste the Wall

You have your wallpaper, you’ve gathered your tools and adhesive, and you’re ready to start hanging. Should you paste the wall or paste the paper itself? Does it matter? Will your installation fail if you opt for one method instead of the other?

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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