Step by Step
3Strike out the first part
4Cross out the second part
To get a stable corner that won’t crack, the wallpaper needs to overlap the corner by 1 cm. Start by measuring the distance from the corner to the previous strip. Measure both up and down. If the measurements are different, use the largest measurement.
If you have a pattern on your wallpaper, you’ll also need to match the pattern with the previous one to see where the wallpaper needs to be trimmed.
Tip!Mark the direction of the wallpaper with an arrow, so that all wallpaper strips are in the same direction.
Fold the cut wallpaper double on the wallpaper table to make cutting easier. Measure the largest dimension of the wallpaper and add one centimetre for the wallpaper to reach around the corner. Make a mark on the wallpaper.
Cut the wave that will overlap the corner with a paperhanging block and a paperhanging ruler. Save the remaining part for the next step.
Strike out the first part
Apply adhesive to the wall with a roller suitable for wallpaper glue and attach the wallpaper strip that will go over the corner, edge to edge with the previous strip. Use the paperhanging tool to attach and smooth out the wallpaper from air bubbles. Press it firmly into the corner.
Cross out the second part
Now measure the width of the part left over from the previous step. Then mark out the measurement on the wall and draw a plumb line.
Use a pencilDon't use an ink pen when making marks on the wall. It bleeds through the wallpaper.
Fix the wallpaper so that it overlaps the corner wall, as close to the corner as possible. Check that the scales are straight and that the pattern fit is correct.
Cut the wallpaper with a paperhanging knife along the skirting and cornice. Remember to use sharp blades to avoid tearing the wallpaper. Continue in the same way with the other corners of the room.