Learning how to hang wallpaper

Before you start any DIY project you have to do your homework or you will end up spending more money than if you used a tradesman. For example, with wallpapering, the walls have to be prepared properly, any blemishes will need to be dealt with and the walls may need priming. Correct preparation is vital.


Hints and tips on wallpapering

Firstly consider whether you want to wallpaper the whole room, part of the room, such as one or two walls or maybe just under the chair rail. Does your wallpaper need to match paint work or fabric in your current furnishings? You will obviously need to measure up but before you do anything at all you might like to look at these websites for lots of hints and know-how.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS - Covers everything wallpaper-related

DECORATE - REDECORATE - Stripping old wallpaper

ASK THE BUILDER - Advice on priming the walls before you start, relaxing the paper and more

WALLPAPER INSTALLER - Covers the wallpaper prep work in great detail

HELP WITH DIY - Wallpaper calculator

WALLPAPER DIRECT - English wallpaper company gives you tips

HOW STUFF WORKS - Tells you how to repair damaged wallpaper

Find tips here on other projects you may be able to handle yourself