Wallpapering around windows, doors and wall sockets
Here we describe step by step how to wallpapering around windows, doors and wall sockets.
Step 1 – apply paste
When you come to a window or door, start by applying paste to the wall to the equivalent of 1.5–2.5 strip widths, as normal. Use a brush around the window or door frame.
Step 2 – align the pattern
Pull up the strip in the normal way, align the pattern against that of the previous strip and fix it in place at the top against the ceiling/cornice.
Step 3 – mark out the window
Feel and mark where the top corner of the window or door frame is with your finger and pull back the part of the wallpaper that is covering it. Make an incision from the top of the corner moving diagonally downwards towards the edge of the strip.
Step 4 – trim to fit the upper edge
Now you can press the wallpaper down next to the upper edge of the window or door frame and cut the edge. Use the wallpapering tool to press down the wallpaper. Don’t forget to have a sharp blade in your craft knife!
Step 5 – trim to fit the remaining edges
Do exactly the same along the side of the window/door frame: press the wallpaper in place using the wallpapering tool and cut the edge. Repeat below the window frame (doors have only three edges to fit and cut around). Make the incision here from the bottom moving upwards, otherwise you may risk ripping the wallpaper.
Step 6 – wipe away any residual paste
So there you have it! Now that wasn’t so hard, was it? Just make sure to change your blade regularly, and don’t forget to wipe the surfaces with a damp sponge afterwards to get rid of any paste residue.
Wallpapering around wall sockets and switches
Step 1 – switch off the power
Switch off the power and remove the external parts of the plug socket/switch (the cover).
Step 2 – wallpaper over and cut off the extra wallpaper
Wallpaper straight over the plug connector or socket and cut off any wallpaper that would lie under the socket or switch cover (the visible part). Then replace the cover of the wall socket/switch.
Borders are an easy way of enhancing the overall impact of a space. These can be hung in many different ways, including next to skirting boards or cornices, around windows or even in the middle of a wall. Here we describe step by step how to wallpaper borders.Wallpapering borders
One reason why you should not wrap a full strip of wallpaper over or around a corner is that often the corners themselves are slightly uneven. This can cause the corner to “curl”. There are of course a number of techniques available for wallpapering corners. Here we will show you one of them.Wallpapering corners