Preparations for hanging wallpaper

What tools will I need?

1. Bucket of clean water and sponge
2. Spirit level or plumb line
3. Brush
4. Wallpapering tool
5. Scissors
6. Seam roller
7. Folding rule
8. Roller
9. Wallpaper knife 

Preparation

1. The main thing to remember is that the surface should always be dry, flat and stable.

2. Switch off all power to the room and take down any wall sockets or switches.

Can I wallpaper over old paper?
It is fine to wallpaper over old paper. Just make sure to sand down any uneven areas such as damage or old wallpaper seams, and fill and sand the walls smooth so that no nicks or surface differences can be felt when brushing your hand along the wall.

All EasyUp wallpapers have very good opacity – at least 99% – which means that patterns and colours from previous layers of wallpaper will not be visible. 

 

Other surfaces to wallpaper

Glass fibre or other painted woven fabrics
Clean the surface with sugar soap and then rinse. Skim fill, sand or hang Easy Liner before wallpapering.

Textile, hessian, natural fibre wallpapers or similar
Take down the wallpaper. Use a wallpaper stripper if it is difficult to remove. Fill and sand the surface so that it is smooth.

Painted surfaces
Clean with sugar soap or similar and rinse carefully. Scrape out any cracks and scratch off flakes. Fill and sand down.

Concrete and plastered surfaces
Fill any uneven areas and seams. Skim fill the entire surface and sand down. Dust off the surface.

Plasterboard, chipboard and fibreboard
Fill nail and screw holes. Fill the panel joints using jointing tape or glue them using a textile adhesive. All filling should be done with sand filler. Sand the surface. Chipboard joints should be primed using alkyd paint to prevent curling at the edges.