With the Right Tolls, It is a Piece of Cake
You can find how to wallpaper around a window in our blog and you will never need to pay for a professional again. Here is how,
What you need are:
- Plumb line or spirit level
- Sharp craft knife/wallpaper scissors
- Wallpaper paste
- Tape Measure
- Sugar soap solution & sponge
- Clean damp cloth
- Seam Roller
- Wallpaper Brush
- Paintbrush/paint roller and roller tray
1 - Walls Are Ready?
In order to get the best outcome, you need to take some steps. You should fill the gaps and imperfections in your walls. If you are going to use One-Piece Textile Fabric material then you won't need to worry about small gaps or most of the imperfections of your wall. If you like to know more about One-Piece Textile Fabric material and then please Click Here.
For in-dept instructions on preparing your wall for wallpapering, then read How to Hang Wallpaper
2 - HANG THE WALLPAPER THAT NEEDS TO GO INTO THE WINDOW RECESS
Start from the right-hand side of the window and hang your first ‘drop’ of wallpaper, beginning at the top of the wall and letting the length of paper fall in front of the window.
Then, use your wallpaper scissors to cut horizontally at the top and bottom of the recess, so that you’re left with a flap of paper that can be folded inwards.
Brush this in with wallpaper paste, and trim the paper where it meets the window frame. If your window has a particularly deep recess, you might need to use another piece of paper. On the other hand, if your window doesn’t have a recess, make the same horizontal cuts at the top and bottom of the window and cut off the excess flap, rather than folding it in.
3 - HANG THE SECOND PIECE OF PAPER ABOVE THE WINDOW
Making sure that the pattern aligns, hang the second ‘drop’ of wallpaper next to the first, above the window.
Then, fold the overhanging paper into the top part of the recess, and brush it in with the paste. As in step 1, trim the paper where it meets the window. This will leave you with an unwallpapered space in the recess, between the right-hand side and the second ‘drop’. To fill this in, follow the next step.
4 - USE AN OFFCUT TO FILL IN THE GAP
Take an offcut with a 10-15cm overlap, and paste it over the paper above the recess, making sure to align the pattern. Then, fold it into the recess to fill the gap. To make sure everything is flush and neat, use your craft knife to slice horizontally across the middle of the overlapping paper.
Then, peel away the top of the overlapping piece and the underneath of the original piece, leaving a single layer of paper with no ridges or bumps. Trim any excess paper where it meets the window frame.
5 - CONTINUE TO WALLPAPER AROUND THE WINDOW
Depending on the width of your window, you may need to repeat step 3 several times, until you reach the left-hand side. At this point, repeat step 2, to make sure all parts of the recess have been wallpapered.
6 - WALLPAPER UNDERNEATH THE WINDOW
Once you have finished wallpapering above the window and in the window recess, it's time to complete the job by applying wallpaper from beneath the window down to the skirting board. Then you can continue wallpapering as normal, making sure that the next ‘drop’ after the window aligns correctly.