Double-Cut Wallpaper for Perfect Overlap Seams
In this video, professional paperhanger John Clift demonstrates how to make tight, back-to-back cuts at wallpaper joints.
We took the footer of one sheet of wallpaper and extended it past the window. Now we are going to come back and double cut. We overlapped the two adjacent sheets, and now we will cut both of them to make our new seam here. Basically, double cutting is overlapping the paper and then cutting through both layers at the same time to perfectly match the edges. Try and stay as straight as you can. It’s going to be a seamless look, so it might not stand out as much as the other ones. We are trimming it as one so that it doesn’t have any irregularities. It’s a perfect seam. You probably won’t even see it when it’s set and dry, which is nice.
More on Wallpapering
- Wallpaper the Right Way
- Fitting Wallpaper Around Trim
- How to Apply Wallpaper Over Cover Plates
- Make Your Own Wallpaper-Hanging Tools