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Posts Tagged ‘Wallpaper’

Astek Jelly Beans Wallpaper

Jelly Beans is a fun sophisticated children’s wallpaper book that features candy and wonderland oriented prints and murals with a cute and modern children’s themed wallpaper collection from Astek Wallcoverings. It has everything from cupcakes to sailboats to tree leaf patterns that your son or daughter will fall in love with. The patterns themselves not […]

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How to Shop for Wallpaper

Unless you have a background in interior design or are a paperhanger, shopping for new wallpaper can be an overwhelming experience. There are endless possibilities with the various patterns and selections of designs to choose from. It can be quite the challenge for the average person to pick out the perfect wallpaper that will complete […]

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Drywall Damage

Drywall Damage   Most drywall damage occurs when wallcovering is dry-stripped from the all or when mirrors and paneling glued directly to bare drywall are pulled away, taking the face paper with them.  The brown backing paper that remains is highly absorbent and will bubble and blister if water-base paint, joint compound or spackling are […]

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How to get started wallpapering

CALCULATING HOW MUCH PAPER YOU WILL NEED * Click Here to use the Wallpaper Calculator * To figure your wall area in square feet, measure 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. […]

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Creating With Color

Step 1: Finding a Color Scheme Step 2: Choosing Color Step 3: Factors that Influence the Use of Color Step 4: Three Basic Elements to Color Step 5: General Categories of Color Step 1: Finding a Color Scheme If you feel helpless when it comes to picking and blending colors, your answer could be as far away as your nearest […]

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BASIC WALLPAPER CATEGORIES The most popular types of wallpaper you will find are: * Vinyl Coated Paper – this wallpaper has a paper substrate on which the decorative surface has been sprayed or coated with an acrylic type vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These wallpapers are classified as scrubbable and strippable, and are suitable in […]

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Listing of the most important or common characteristics and definitions for wallpaper: * Scrubbable means that the wallpaper can withstand scrubbing with a brush and a prescribed detergent solution. (An attribute that would be useful for wallpaper used in a kitchen, bath or laundry room, for example.) Washable means that the wallpaper can withstand occasional […]

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Decorating with Borders

Wallpaper Borders can provide an extremely sophisticated and elegant look to your home. They have the unique ability to give your room that personal touch. The actual process of applying the borders has never been easier, as almost all borders sold today are prepasted and can be applied on painted walls or directly over coordinated […]

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How to Protect and Clean Wallpaper

Things You’ll Need: Liquid Dish Soap Clean Rags Sponges Stain Removers Wallpaper Clean Rags Sponges Step 1 Note, when you buy the wallpaper, what the store and the manufacturer recommend for both cleaning and protection. Step 2 Use a sponge or rag to lightly apply soapy water to vinyl-coated paper. Step 3 Apply a special […]

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How to repair wallpaper

To re-paste wallpaper. 1. Lift loose wallpaper carefully. It may be necessary to wet with water. 2. Spread thin wallpaper paste underneath. 3. Smooth down with a clean, damp cloth. Note: For newer plastic-coated papers, ask wallpaper store for correct paste. To remove a blister in wallpaper. 1. Cut across blister with a very sharp […]

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