Mistakes to Avoid When Putting Up Wallpaper in your King City, Thornhill, Maple, Woodbridge or Vaughan home

Wallpaper has the ability to transform the interior of any room and enhance its appearance. It’s available in a wide range of different colours and patterns, can be hung in most rooms and is relatively affordable. However, these benefits can only be experienced if it is hung to a high standard in the first place, which as anyone that has ever completed a DIY wallpaper installation will tell you, is easier said than done. We get asked for advice about wallpaper installation all the time in our paint store and we’ve always found that by knowing what you definitely shouldn’t do, you have a much greater chance of success. For that reason we’re going to talk you through some of the most common mistakes that have been made by homeowners in Vaughan, Maple, Thornhill and King City over the years.

Avoid a DIY Wallpaper Installation Nightmare in Your Home

Hanging wallpaper yourself can be an incredibly frustrating experience if you have never done it before and errors can result in wasted money and a lot of lost time. Ensure your attempted installation runs much more smoothly by avoiding the following mistakes:

  • Forgetting to Prime the Walls – Many people see wallpaper as a great way to “cover up” imperfections on the walls in their home, but unless the walls are properly prepared and primed before the wallpaper is applied, these imperfections will often show through the paper. The wall should always be level and clean before you start wallpapering.
  • Wallpapering in High Temperatures – It’s best to avoid installing wallpaper in the middle of summer if you can avoid it, since the high temperatures may dry the adhesive out, leading to a range of different problems, such as paper that curls or that just won’t seem to sit right.
  • Going in an Upward Direction – To get best results don’t start at the bottom of the wall with your wallpaper. Start by attaching your wallpaper at the top of the wall and work your way downwards. This reduces the likelihood of you creasing the paper or causing air bubbles.
  • Not Having All Tools to Hand – This is a rookie error and one that can often have some potentially serious consequences. In the heat of the moment, if you can’t quite reach something or can’t find it, you could damage the wallpaper unintentionally and cause wastage. One of the most important tools to have is a good sharp blade that is capable of making clean cuts in the paper.

Wallpapering is a minefield and whether you’re looking for some DIY advice or you’re looking for a professional that can take care of the job for you, Centro Paint & Decor is always willing to help!