Message to Our Customers

Hanging Borders

 
 
Like any wallpapering project, you're most likely to be successful if the surfaces are clean and smooth. If you're installing a wallpaper border over an existing paper, you'll get the best results using a vinyl-to-vinyl adhesive.

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Step 1: Using the width of your border as a guide, prime the wall or surface area where you plan to install your border

Mark the right level of the border across the room Plan your starting point so that if there is a mismatched seam, it'll fall in an inconspicuous place. If you're going to be hanging a border as a chair rail, use a level and draw a light pencil line around the room at the right height.
  

Step 2: You'll begin hanging your first strip at a corner, overlapping the border onto the adjacent wall about ¼-inch

After hanging the border, run a smoothing brush over it Have a helper hold the border while you hang it and smooth it with the smoothing brush.
  

Step 3: Sometimes, you can't help it and your seams fall in the middle of walls

When borders overlap over a seam, cut through both layers If that happens, overlap the border strips so that the patterns match, then cut through both layers with a utility knife. Remove the cut ends and then press the border flat with the smoothing brush.
  

Step 4: To make your border flush with the surrounding wallpaper, first overlap the border onto the wallpaper

Cut through the surrounding wallpaper along the border Use a straightedge and razor knife to cut through the underlying wallpaper along the border's edge.
  

Step 5: Pull up the border and remove the cut wallpaper

Remove the cut wallpaper by pulling up the border Press the border flat with your hand and finish it with a smoothing brush.