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Mitering Border Corners

 
 
If you're making your wallpaper border into a frame around a door or window, you'll need to deal with some right angles. That means mitering your border so the corners look good. The key is to get your border nice and flat before you make your miter cuts. That way, the cut ends should meet perfectly.

 

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Step 1

Step 1: Apply the vertical border strips along the side casings Apply the horizontal border strips so that they run past the corners with an overlap greater than the border width. Apply the vertical border strips along the side casings, overlapping the top and bottom border strips.
  

Step 2

Step 2: Remove and adjust the strip Check the position of the border strip to make sure any important patterns won't be ruined by the diagonal cuts. Remove and adjust the strips if necessary.
  

Step 3

Step 3: Using knife cut wallpaper from casing corner Holding a straightedge at a 45-degree angle from the casing corner, double-cut both wallpaper layers with a utility knife.
  

Step 4

Step 4: Peel the border end and remove cut pieces Peel back the ends of the border, and remove the cut pieces.
  

Step 5

Step 5: Press the border back in place Press the border back in place, and let it stand for half an hour. Lightly roll the seams, and rinse the border with damp sponge.