Wallpaper the Right Way
Installed correctly, this wall covering should last a lifetime and come off easily once it has worn out its welcome.
Synopsis: With wallpaper experiencing a resurgence, it’s a good time for a guide to paperhanging. John Clift, a professional paperhanger, shares his techniques for every step of the process: preparing the room, estimating and planning, hanging and smoothing the paper, dealing with out-of-plumb walls, handling inside and outside corners, and cutting around trim and junction boxes.
Wallpaper is trendy again, both with designers, who are speccing it more often, and with homeowners, who are drawn to the ever-growing range of designs, colors, and types popping up on home-improvement shows and social media. But hanging wallpaper isn’t a quick and easy job, and because today’s wallpapers are more expensive than the DIY products of decades past, making mistakes is costly. Too often, homeowners call me only after their project has gone south.
This isn’t to say that hanging wallpaper is out of the average person’s reach; it’s just…