Borders

Wallpapering with borders

Borders provide an easy means of enhancing the overall look of a room and can be hung in lots of different ways, e.g. along the ceiling or floor, around windows or across the middle of the wall.

ALONG SKIRTING BOARDS

  1. Use a brush to apply paste to the back of the border. Fold the border in a concertina fashion and leave to soak for about 5 minutes. This will make it easier to hang.
  2. Starting at the corner of the room, let the border overlap a few centimetres on one wall and continue along the next, gently pressing the border onto the wall with a brush or wallpapering tool.
  3. Set the next border exactly in the corner. Make sure the pattern is aligned.
  4. If you are using the border to make a frame, cut the corners at 45 degrees to get the best results. Align the pattern and cut the lengths as normal. Then mark the cutting angle from the right side of the border and cut using a sharp knife.

DIVIDED WALL

  1. Decide how far up the wall to set the border. This might be level with a window-sill, an edge, the headboard of the bed or an item of furniture that you want the border to be visible above.
  2. Measure the height that you decide on and draw a pencil line along the wall where the two wallpapers will join. Hang the upper wallpaper first. Paste the wall down to the pencil line.
  3. In the following steps, you paste the lower part of the wall when it’s time to hang the lower wallpaper. (EasyUp wallpaper)
  4. We recommend you shift the wallpaper length by half a width when hanging the lower wallpaper. (It is often difficult to get the upper and lower lengths exactly aligned.)
  5. In the seam between the upper and lower wallpapers – hang them edge-to-edge. It’s better to leave a gap than to overlap them. A gap can easily be smoothed over with filler.
  6. Now draw a few pencil marks on the wall at the lower edge of where the border will be.
  7. Now follow the instructions for “Hanging wallpaper borders”.
Borders

Borders

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2.1 rounded up to 3 rolls