How do I prepare my walls for applying wallpaper?

Harlequin wallpaperLooking for an alternative way to paint your walls? Installing wallpaper is your best choice. Wallpaper comes in numerous colours and designs – we even have unique patterns! It helps you create the design and feel you are looking for inside your home. Take advantage of your walls and use it to transform your home!

DIY wallpaper installation

Do you have lots of free time? Maybe you have considered doing the wallpaper installation yourself. It could be very satisfying, and you’ll feel like your space has your very own personal touch. Before you start installing the wallpaper, you must ensure that you prepare your walls.

Preparing your walls

Sanderson wallpaperTo have a good foundation for your new wall covering, remove all wall fixtures such as nails, screws and electrical sockets. Remove any old wall coverings and make sure your wall surface is free from any grease, mildew and stains. If there is any loose paint, scrape it. Keep your walls clear and clean to make sure you get the best result.

For new walls

Apply a high quality primer/sealer. You can choose any colour, but white is the best as it can give your wall covering an even and clear surface for better adhesion. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to hang your new wallpaper. Give it plenty of time to dry.

For previously papered walls

Remove all the old wall coverings and clean the wall surface using a detergent or with an adhesive remover. Rinse with clean water and let it dry. Apply sizing to the walls and hang your new wallpaper!

Scandi-inspired wallpaperHow to remove old wallpaper

Finding it impossible to remove old wallpaper? Make sure it is secure and stable and sand the seams. To completely seal the surface, use an oil based primer. Apply the sizing to your walls before applying your new wallpaper.

How do I prepare my walls for applying wallpaper?

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