Wallpapering your room can be a fun project if you know what you're doing. While the process is known to be formidable, wallpaper adds life and personality to any plain room, and it can be an expression of your unique tastes.
Before Starting A Wallpaper Project
Contrary to popular belief, most wallpapers magnify, rather than hide, flaws in the walls. Most people have no problem understanding why a textured wall needs smoothing but tend to be skeptical when I tell them that the wall they plan to paper requires additional preparation.
Before you start a wallpaper project, it's best to do a thorough inspection of the walls for imperfections and anything that may later cause the adhesive or glue to react negatively and ruin your job. Contrary to popular belief, most wallpapers magnify, rather than hide, flaws in the walls, so be sure to inspect carefully and prepare wisely because there is nothing worse than finding yourself in a sticky situation in the middle of a wallpaper project.
When purchasing your wallpaper, take the measurements of your room and have them handy when placing your order. Remember that it's better to order too much paper than too little. Running out of paper in the middle of a wallpaper job can get ugly fast. Although it may be possible to order additional paper, you will sometimes run a risk of the lot numbers not matching, which will cause the colors or pattern not to match. To avoid that misfortune, purchase more wallpaper than you think you need.
With some planning, you can add value — both aesthetically and financially, to your home.
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