History Of Wallpaper
In prehistoric times around the 16th century, wallpaper was installed in the cupboard and small rooms or houses rather than big houses. The historical methods used were woodblock paintings, stencilling, and handmade paintings. The method of printing gained attention in Europe lead to the continuation of the trend by using tapestries on the wall which were quite expensive and only rich people could afford them. These tapestries added colour to the room and consist of an insulating layer to protect the room from heat.
In early times, sometimes people use loose papers and hung them on walls to make walls attractive and sometimes they pasted it like today. During the 20th century, it was being used everywhere in bathrooms, reception halls, kitchens, and hallways and was popular in both the wealthiest and poorest houses.
In old times, these wallpapers were made from rice but now it’s printed on paper. You have to peel it off and stick it onto the wall. They are DIY friendly and don’t require messy paste and if you can’t stick accurately while applying, you can simply pull it off and start over. Applying impermanent wallpaper isn’t as simple as peeling it off, you require some preparation work to make sure it sticks properly on the wall.
Want to know how to install stick and peel wallpaper that can be removed and stick easily? A few tools and tricks will help you get the flattest result possible.
Usage of these instructions stepwise will give you long-lasting results.
To make sure you buy the accurate amount of wallpapers for the area you are planning to cover with wallpapers, first measure the length and width of the wall accurately. Buy more than you think you need to accommodate mistakes.
Sponge or fabric, Mild detergent, Measuring tape, Straightedge, Pencil, Peel-and-stick wallpaper, Plastic flattening tool, Effective blade, and ladder.
Start preparing your wall one month before, start filling the patches in the wall and clean the entire surface area of the wall.
Mark the lines
Decide the corner where you want to start and start marking the length of wallpaper on your wall, start trimming the excess wallpaper and keep it aside. Once you are done with marking, measure the length of the leftover pieces and compare them with leftover areas of your wall to use them there and not wasting them.
Install the first strip
Peel the back of the paper, start adhering it onto the wall and start from the ceiling
Smoothening and trimming
Use that plastic smoother tool when you start sticking wallpaper onto the wall and you will have to move from top to bottom to make sure no air bubbles are left in them. Once you got done, start trimming the ends and go over the entire strip to make sure no air bubbles are left in them.
Apply more strips
Follow the same steps as you did for previous strips and continue it until you finish with your walls wallpaper.
If you’re going to renovate your home, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.