How to hang Peel and Stick Wallpaper in a Corner
Are you looking to Transform a place in your home without hurting your pocket to a permanent change? Peel and stick wallpaper may be a better option! This easy-to-use material is a popular choice for those who want to add colour, pattern, or texture to their walls without the mess and expense of traditional wallpaper.
But what happens when you need to apply the wallpaper in a corner? Fear not; with our step-by-step guide, you can learn to hang peel and stick wallpaper in a corner like a pro!
1. Preparing for Wallpaper Installation
Before diving into the installation process, preparing the wall and gathering the necessary tools and supplies is essential.
2. Choosing the Right Wallpaper
Peel and stick wallpaper comes in various colours, patterns, and textures, so take the time to choose one that matches your room style. Next, measure the wall and purchase enough wallpaper to cover the area, plus a little extra for mistakes.
3. Measuring the Wall
Use a measuring tape to measure the wall dimension, considering obstacles like windows, doors, or electrical outlets.
4. Gathering the Necessary Tools and Supplies
In addition to the wallpaper, you'll need a few tools and supplies to make the installation smoother. These may include a utility knife, a level, a straight edge, a pencil, a squeegee or smoothing tool, and a wallpaper brush.
5. Preparing the Wall
Clean the entire wall and ensure it is smooth and free of bumps or imperfections. If the wall has been painted recently, wait at least 2-3 weeks before applying the wallpaper.
6. Applying Peel and Stick Wallpaper in a Corner
Now that you've prepared the wall and gathered your tools, it's time to hang the wallpaper in the corner.
7. Starting in the corner
Begin by starting in the corner of the wall that is least visible. This will allow you to practice and make mistakes without being too noticeable.
8. Aligning the First Strip
Align the first strip of wallpaper with the corner of the wall, ensuring it is level and straight. Use a level and straight edge to guide you.
9. Cutting the Wallpaper
Measure the length of the wall and cut the wallpaper accordingly, leaving a little extra at the top and bottom for trimming.
10. Applying the Wallpaper
Peel off the backside of the wallpaper and carefully apply it to the wall, smoothing out any air bubbles as you go.
11. Overlapping wallpaper
When applying the next strip of wallpaper, overlap it slightly over the first strip, making sure to align the pattern correctly. This will create a seamless look and prevent gaps or seams from showing.
12. Dealing with Difficult Corners
Sometimes, corners can be tricky to work with. Here are some tips for dealing with angled corners, uneven or rough walls, baseboards and crown moulding.
13. Cutting Wallpaper for Angled Corners
If you have an angled corner, measure the angle and cut the wallpaper accordingly. Again, use a level and straight edge to guide you.
14. Addressing Uneven or Rough Walls
If your wall is uneven or rough, use a sanding block or spackling paste to smooth it out before applying the wallpaper. This will make sure a smooth surface for the wallpaper to adhere to.
15. Working with Baseboards and Crown Molding
When working with baseboards and crown moulding, use a utility knife to cut excess the wallpaper to fit around them. Then, use a wallpaper brush to smooth out air bubbles or wrinkles.
16. Finishing the Job
Once you have applied all the wallpaper, it's time to finish the job with some final touches.
17. Trimming Excess Wallpaper
Use a straight edge and utility knife to remove any excess wallpaper at the top and bottom of the wall. Use a light touch and take your time to avoid cutting too much.
18. Smoothing Out Air Bubbles
Use a squeegee or smoothing tool to smooth out any wrinkles in the wallpaper. Start from the center of the strip and work your way outwards.
19. Cleaning Up
Clean up any excess adhesive or debris with a damp sponge or cloth. Wallpaper needs some time to dry, so move any stuff back into the room.
Hanging peel and stick wallpaper in a corner may seem daunting at first. Still, it can be a fun and rewarding DIY project with some preparation and patience. Remember to measure carefully, use the right tools and supplies, and take your time to ensure a smooth and seamless look.
Common questions asked by customers
How do I remove peel and stick wallpaper?
To remove peel and stick wallpaper:
- Gently pull the edge of the wallpaper away from the wall at a 45-degree angle.
- Use a hairdryer with a low heat setting to soften the adhesive.
- Start slowly and be careful to avoid damaging the wall.
It depends on the texture of the wall. Peel and stick wallpaper works best on smooth, flat surfaces. If your wall is textured, applying the wallpaper may be more challenging and may not adhere.
How long will peel and stick wallpaper last?
Peel and stick wallpaper can last up to many years, depending on the quality of the wallpaper and the conditions it's exposed to. Proper installation, maintenance, and care can help extend the lifespan of the wallpaper.
Can I install peel and stick wallpaper on a bathroom wall?
Yes, you can install peel and stick wallpaper in a bathroom as long as the wallpaper is water-resistant and can withstand high humidity. Look for vinyl or PVC-based wallpaper that is specifically designed for use in bathrooms or other high-moisture areas.
Can I reuse peel and stick wallpaper?
Reusing peel and stick wallpaper is possible, but it may adhere better the second time. Store the wallpaper carefully and avoid stretching or tearing it during removal to increase the chances of successful reuse.
How do I repair a tear in peel and stick wallpaper?
To repair a tear in peel and stick wallpaper:
- Use a small piece of matching wallpaper to patch the rip.
- Apply some adhesive to the backside of the wallpaper patch and press it firmly onto the incision.
- Use a smoothing tool to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles.
How do I cut, peel and stick wallpaper around outlets?
To cut peel and stick wallpaper around outlets:
- Use a utility knife to make a small hole in the center of the outlet.
- Cut straight lines from the center to the edges of the outlet, then fold the wallpaper back and smooth it out around the outlet.
- Use a smoothing tool to ensure a seamless look.