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wallpaper tips and tricks

With these wallpaper tips and tricks from ESTAhome.nl your wallpaper job will become a piece of cake. Here you will find tips for applying (non-woven) wallpaper and some simple tricks for getting the most out of your home with wallpaper!

 

How do I place ESTAhome.nl wallpaper on my wall?

 

Apply the paste on the wallpaper, let it rest and hang it on the wall (paper backed wallpaper)

 

  • 1. Cut the wallpaper strips to the correct length and take an additional margin of 5 to 10 cm at the top and bottom. For wallcoverings with a pattern, place the strips exactly against one another and cut them one by one so that the pattern matches well. When you cut all strips at once to size, mark the strips with a number (thin with a pencil) so that you know the sequence of all wallpaper strips.
  • 2. Lay out a wallpaper strip on a long table, with the backside facing up.
  • 3. Apply wallpaper paste, from the middle, evenly over the entire surface. Don't forget the edges and corners.
  • 4. Then pick up one edge of the paper and fold it over to the center, without creasing the paper. Do the same thing with the other edge. Slightly roll the folded strip and let it rest/soak, depending on the type of wallpaper, for five to ten minutes (following the guidelines on the role of the label).
  • 5. Start hanging the wallpaper on the side of the main light source/window.
  • 6. Take the first folded strip and unfold the top half. Grasp the top with both hands and stick it (with a little overlap (3cm) with the ceiling) against the wall.
  • 7. Use a wallpaper brush to gently rub the wallpaper strip against the wall. If rubbed too hard, the paper will be extra stretched which will result in open seams which will provide a less good end result.
  • 8. Remove possible glue residues on the front of the wallpaper directly with a sponge and tepid water.
  • 9. (if necessary) Use a seam roller for smoothing out wallpaper seams/joins (only with smooth wallpapers).
  • 10. Cut off excess wallpaper on the top and bottom with a utility knife. Hold a wallpaper spatula against the bottom of the wall or along a baseboard so that the utility knife can cut away the excess paper neat and tight.
  • 11. Paste the following wallpaper strip in the same way and make sure the pattern fits well on the wallpaper strip you just pasted on the wall.

 

How to hang wallpaper

Paste the wall and place the wallpaper or paste as normal wallpaper (non-woven wallpaper)

 

  • 1. Apply the paste for non-woven wallpaper evenly on the wall.
  • 2. Start hanging the wallcovering on the side of the main light source/window.
  • 3. Apply the wallpaper directly on the wall. If desired, you can also cut wallpaper strips beforehand but you can also apply the wallpaper straight from the roll.
  • 4. Grasp the top of the first strip with both hands and stick it (with a little overlap (3cm) with the ceiling) against the wall. Work from top to bottom and gently smooth the complete (cut to size) wallpaper strip against the wall.
  • 5. Use a wallpaper brush to gently rub the wallpaper strip against the wall. If rubbed too hard, the paper will be extra stretched which will result in open seams which will provide a less good end result.
  • 6. (if necessary) Use a seam roller for smoothing out wallpaper seams/joins (only with smooth wallpapers).
  • 7. Cut off excess wallpaper on the top and bottom with a utility knife. Hold a wallpaper spatula against the bottom of the wall or along a baseboard so that the utility knife can cut away the excess paper neat and tight.
  • 8. Paste the following wallpaper strip in the same way and make sure the pattern fits well on the previously pasted strip.

 

Make walls different to create a spacious room

When you increase the contrast between walls in a room, the room will appear bigger. You can do this very easily by combining light and dark colours. Also, the combination of bold and calm patterns can create this effect.

 wallpaper tips

 

What do I hang where?

You create the most natural and harmonious effect when you hang the boldest/darkest wallpaper on the wall that catches most light.

 

Stripes

With stripes you can create many different effects in your home interior:

When you paste wallpaper with stripes vertical, the room will seem higher.

When you paste wallpaper with stripes horizontal, the room will seem wider.

Wallpaper with stripes is available in many shapes, colours and styles.

Tip: You can also use different types of plain wallpaper to create a bold striped wall. Alternately hang a strip uni wallpaper on the wall. Use different colours to maximize the effect.

 Wallpaper tips stripes

 

Equal = not equal

Light may be reflected differently by different materials. Therefore the same wallpaper can look completely different on one wall, compared to another wall in the same space. In addition, there can be hue differences between different wallpaper productions. A light blue wallpaper with star from ESTAhome.nl can therefore still (slightly) differ in colour with the same light blue colour on a plain wallpaper from ESTAhome.nl. In practice, you will always see a hue difference and this can be very disturbing. Therefore when you want to combine different wallpapers in one room, our advice is to choose wallpaper from which the difference in colour is clearly visible.

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