What’s the next best thing since sliced bread? Removable wallpaper! Today I’m going to show you how to install peel and stick wallpaper, which is what I like to call a gift from the design gods. I’ll provide you with all the necessary steps to take on the task solo and in your very own home.
Keep on reading or give this quick DIY video tutorial a looksee…
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Measuring tape
- X-acto blade
- A fabulous wallpaper
MEASURE YOUR WALLSPACE
Measure the width and height of the area you seek to apply peel and stick wallpaper. For old home dwellers like me, measure the height in a few places to account for any discrepancies from the house settling.
Make sure to account for 10% waste when placing your order. ‘Cause things happen and ya neva know.
BEST PRACTICES FOR PREPPING
Remove any hardware and existing removable wallpaper. If the wall is bare, give it a quick wipe down with a wet rag and dry.
PRO TIP: For freshly painted walls, wait at least 20 days until hanging peel and stick wallpaper.
THE FIRST PANEL IS EVERYTHING
Peel off the backing about 10 inches and lay the first panel at the highest point. This old plaster wall is shockingly even, so I chose the corner to overlap the adjoining wall, which is noticeably on a slant.
PRO TIP: The beautiful thing about peel and stick wallpaper is adjustments are a breeze. If the panel’s off, grab your level, peel up and lay back down until plumb.
Use your hands to smooth the panel from the center outward to remove any air bubbles. Press down firmly in joints for ease when cutting.
Word to the wise: if you get the first panel up perfectly, it’s smooth sailing from there. Take your time.
Once all the panels are up, make your corner joints cut and voila! Ju dun.
HANGING AROUND WINDOWS + DOORWAYS
When you arrive at a window or doorway, lay the panel as far as you can go and make an x-acto cut to the first joint right away. Cut away the excess with a scissor and this will make the panel much more manageable to lay flat.
Peel and stick wallpaper is a great way to gussy up the vibe of any space. Then, when you’re ready for a change, just g’ahead girl and take ‘er right down. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 🍋
Are you ready to tackle the task
of installing peel and stick wallpaper?!
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