Customers often ask us for advice on how to paste up wallpaper and we thought it would be fun to show you a video we spotted on the website of the English brand, House of Hackney.
The video is really well done and shows how you can paste up patterned wallpaper with a few simple tools and a lot of enthusiasm.
House of Hackney have a real talent for producing bold patterned wallpaper and fabrics for the home and also for clothing. They’ve just launched a range of patterned floral wallpaper for children that’s really pretty – who knows, perhaps we’ll be selling some at the Collection soon!
So if you want some encouragement to transform your walls with a couple of rolls of patterned wallpaper, take a look at this first!
- Roll out the paper and cut each piece to the 3m drop mark. Arrange the rolls in order, the sheets are numbered 1-4.
- Draw a vertical straight line approximately 40cm in from the far left of the wall with a 5cm overhang.
- Roll the wallpaper paste on the wall. Use a brush to apply the wallpaper paste to the edges of the wall.
- Start with a 5-10cm top overhang to allow for a drop or height in the ceiling.
- Add the first drop of paper and wipe down with a firm, damp sponge.
- Align the top of sheet number 2 next to the first and apply to the wall. Allow the roll to drop down and then side match the pattern repeat next to the other sheet.
- Repeat this step with all four sheets, using as many rolls as required.
- Cut off any access paper along the top and bottom.
- 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. Brush and smooth down the paper before reattaching the front cover of the socket.
Discover our full range of patterned wallpapers here!