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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great wallpapering job starts with proper wall preparation. You can hang the paper perfectly straight and cut-in your corners without an error, but if the walls have not been properly prepared to hold the wallpaper paste, the paper can start to loosen and all of your hard work will have been for naught.