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How to Hang Wallpaper

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Do you have a room in need of a complete refresh? The easiest way to dramatically update and add character to a space is with one of our luxury printed wallpapers. Made from a quality wood pulp and textile fibre mix, our robust rolls are incredibly simple to hang yourself, especially when combined with Solvite paste-the-wall adhesive – no decorator necessary. Watch our video guide to see for yourself and follow our step-by-step plan, below, for flawless results.

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You will Need:

  • Wallpaper
  • A plumb line
  • Pencil
  • Ready made paste
  • Brush & Tray
  • Wallpaper brush
  • Firm sponge
  • Roller
  • Water kettle
  • Knife
  • Edge cutter
  • Ladder
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Step-by-step

  1. Roll out the paper and cut each piece to the 3m drop mark. Arrange the rolls in order, the sheets are numbered 1-4.
  2. Draw a vertical straight line approximately 40cm in from the far left of the wall with a 5cm overhang.
  3. Roll the paste onto the wall, using a brush for the edges. Be careful to use the paste sparingly.
  4. Start with a 5-10cm top overhang to allow for a drop or height in the ceiling.
  5. Add the first drop of paper and, using circular motions, smooth down with a firm, damp sponge. Be very careful not to stretch the paper as it becomes very pliable when wet with paste.
  6. Align the top of sheet number 2 next to the first and apply to the wall. Next, side match the pattern repeat next to the other sheet.
  7. Repeat this step with all four sheets, using as many rolls as required.
  8. Cut off any excess paper along the top and bottom.
  9. For plug sockets and switches, unscrew and remove the outer casing. Apply the sheet of wallpaper as normal and let it hang over the socket area. Using a knife, cut a cross shaped opening diagonally from corner to corner across the socket area and cut away the excess. Using a brush or sponge, smooth down the paper before reattaching the front cover of the socket.
  10. Never use a spatula to smooth wallpaper as this can scratch the design.
  11. Ensure central heating is turned off during drying time, otherwise the paper will shrink, leaving gaps visible between the panels.

BESPOKE CURTAIN ESTIMATE FORM

House of Hackney now offers an exceptional in-house bespoke curtain and blind-making service tailor-made to our customer's requirements.

Our service offers you a wide choice of headings, fabrics and styles to create a truly bespoke window dress. All you need to do is supply your window measurements and follow the easy instructions on screen.

To receive a quotation simply follow the 4 steps below and a member of the team will respond with a quotation within 24 hours:

  • Step 1

    Choose your fabric

  • Step 2

    Select your heading type

  • Step 3

    Enter your measurements

  • Step 4

    Choose your lining

For any queries or if you would like to talk through your needs with the team please contact the customer services team on + 44 (0) 207 739 3901 e-mail : bespoke@houseofhackney.com.


STEP 1 Choose your fabric

FOR ALL FABRIC OPTIONS PLEASE SEE HERE

STEP 2 Select your heading type

  • Pencil
  • Double Pinch
  • Triple Pinch

STEP 3 Enter your measurements (cm)

STEP 4 Choose your lining

BESPOKE BLIND ESTIMATE FORM

House of Hackney now offers an exceptional in-house bespoke curtain and blind-making service tailor-made to our customer's requirements.

Our service offers you a wide choice of headings, fabrics and styles to create a truly bespoke window dress. All you need to do is supply your window measurements and follow the easy instructions on screen.

To receive a quotation simply follow the 5 steps below and a member of the team will respond with a quotation within 24 hours:

  • Step 1

    Choose your fabric

  • Step 2

    Select your
    mechanism type

  • Step 3

    Enter your
    mechanism pully

  • Step 4

    Enter your blind size

  • Step 5

    Enter your lining type

For any queries or if you would like to talk through your needs with the team please contact the customer services team on + 44 (0) 207 739 3901 e-mail : bespoke@houseofhackney.com.


STEP 1 Choose your fabric

FOR ALL FABRIC OPTIONS PLEASE SEE HERE

STEP 2 Select your mechanism type

  • Casset
  • Clean Batten

STEP 3 Enter your mechanism pully

STEP 4 Enter your blind size (cm)

STEP 5 Enter your lining type

Wallpaper Calculator

In order to help you with your wallpaper calculations simply measure your walls and enter your measurements below to estimate how many standard rolls of wallpaper you will need. For larger pattern repeats and complex room shapes please Contact Us for further assistance

Please note that each wallpaper has its own individual attributes so please ensure you have the correct wallpaper selected.

WALL AREA

WALLPAPER TYPE
0.52 m
10.05 m
0.52 m

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