I am an experienced wallpaper installer and here is a look at some of the wall covering projects I have been asked to do.
These tools will cover 90% of the day to day wall coverings from Brain Yates to Graham & Brown papers.
The scissors are due to be replaced with some new Axus shears that are new on the market. The olfa wallpaper knife top left is a recent development and whats interesting about it, is that its manufactured in Japan its super sharp, a lot thinner in width than all other knives which help create invisible splices. I still use the wooden rule as i just feel it can give better accuracy in measurement. The heavier knife is used on tough fabric backed papers and Lincrusta rolls. The straight edges are invaluable for disposing of the selvedge edge of lincrusta and accurate sharp straight cuts. A handy tool to have is the blade bin, the yellow box to the left in the middle its for collecting and saving the blunt blades that i snap off my blade.keeps the project very safe.
I used to use beeline yellow top ready mixed but the last time i used it, it had dry paste crusts in it so much so i had to strain it. I presently use erfurt mav easy paste and to date love the stuff really impressed.
I shall quickly run you through each project.
Here is a Miss Print of East London wallpaper I was asked too install for a good client in Cheshire.
As with all Decorative wall coverings I install i always Line the walls before hanging the finished paper.
90% of the time I use a ready mixed paste for both the finish paper and the lining, if the paper requires an all-purpose paste, then the lining paper will have the same.
This wallcovering spanned over 3m wide – in just 4 pieces!
Its worth noting that with a paper like the one above. The Setting out of the pattern is what makes the wallpaper fit well over the fireplace.The darker strips are the thing to look out for on this one, notice how the dark stripe is set out evenly on the mantle piece.
If you have any questions about the products I used, please ask, I am happy to help.