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Easy2 Technologies - Wallpapering Corners & Obstacles Product Demo

Wallpapering Corners & Obstacles Instructions

  • Wallpapering Corners & Obstacles

    Rounding corners and dealing with door and window openings is more complicated than simply laying strips across a flat wall. However, your wallpaper project will look professional by using the "Double Cutting" system. Using this technique will allow you to deal with the non-square corners, which are especially common in older homes.

  • Overview

    When rounding corners, you will need to measure and cut a length of wallpaper that would just round the corner and once you have laid out the paper on the opposing wall, you will ‘double cut” through both pieces. When dealing with obstacles such as windows, you will need to overlap the paper so that it extends beyond the edge of the window, and then cut it close to the edge.

  • Rounding Corners

    Before rounding the corner with your wallpaper, you will need to measure the distance from your last strip of wallpaper to the next corner. Be sure to measure in two or three places to be sure your measurement is accurate. Next, cut your next strip an inch wider than this measurement using your utility knife and a straight edge.

  • Rounding Corners

    Lay the wallpaper strip down just as your previous strips and press the paper into the corner carefully so as not to tear the paper as you are pressing it. Make sure that the paper is tight into the corner without any creases to ensure a professional finish. Then roll the seam with your seam roller so that the paper has no curled edges.

  • Rounding Corners

    Snap a plumb line on the next wall a distance of one inch short of the wallpaper width from the corner. So for 32” wide wallpaper, the line will be snapped 31” from the corner. Lay your strip of wallpaper along this new plumb line. Again, tap the paper into the corner over the previous strip of wallpaper so that it has no creases.

    Now you will “double cut” through the wall paper. Cut through both thicknesses of wallpaper about a 1/4 inch from the corner. Next, pull off the outer piece of "extra" paper, which called the selvage.

  • Rounding Corners

    Next, carefully lift up the outer paper just enough to get at the inside selvage. Pull this piece out from the wall and lay the outer piece back onto the wall and smooth with your hands. Smooth and roll the seam with your seam roller as you have done with the paper meetings on your flat wall. Be sure that there are no bubbles or curled edges after you have rolled this seam. You can use the same “double cutting” technique for the outside corners to keep you wallpaper plum.

  • Papering Around Obstacles

    You will use many of the skills you have learned above to wallpaper around these openings. The basic gist is to line up an oversized strip as you have in your previous hangings. As shown, the strip of wallpaper should overlap the casing of your door or window. Cut diagonally from the corner of the casing so that you can then tap the wallpaper into the corner of the casing and crease it using a taping knife. Cut the paper where the paper meets the casing to the window or door with your utility knife.

  • Papering Around Obstacles

    Finally, trim your outlets and switches by cutting an X over them and trim to the edge of the outlet opening. Don’t worry about the perfect cut here as your outlet or switch plate will hide any rough edges here. Allow all paper to dry before turning your electricity, and you’re done!

 

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