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Installing wallpaper over previously painted walls.

Icon Written by [email protected] on November 5, 2009 – 10:59 PM

Start by checking for good paint adhesion and moisture sensitivity. This is important because if the paint on the surface is chalking or flaking the wallcovering will have a poor base and probably will not adhere well. There are four tests that can be incorporated into surface preparation: 1. The Rub Test: Use a soft […]


Hanging over old wallpaper or paneling.

Icon Written by [email protected] on November 5, 2009 – 3:50 PM

Priming   – If hanging over old wallpaper, priming is a must. Use a primer that seals the paper to a hard, impermeable finish. Test your old paper first by wetting the surface in a small test area. If it bubbles easily, then you would be better off to remove it. Hiding Old Wallpaper Seams […]

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How to calculate rollage of wallpaper

Icon Written by [email protected] on November 5, 2009 – 3:39 PM

To figure your wall area in square feet, measureĀ  the width of the walls and multiply by the height. Divide your total square footage by 50 to determine the number of double rolls you will need for your job. A standard roll of wallpaper covers approximately 56 square feet. The suggested divider of 50 square […]

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