Blue is the best colour

Blue is the best colour

Tips for Installing Wallpaper: DIY or Hiring Professionals?

by Jo Ward

Installing wallpaper can be an incredibly rewarding project, but it can also be overwhelming and time-consuming. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. This blog post will discuss methods for wallpaper installation and offer insights into whether you should do it yourself or hire professionals. 

Preparation and Planning: The key to a successful wallpaper installation is preparation. Before you start, measure the area where you want to apply the wallpaper to determine how much you need—choosing the right wallpaper that suits the theme and design of your room. Cleaning your walls before applying the wallpaper can prevent any damage or unevenness. If you use a pre-pasted wallpaper, follow the package instructions and activate the adhesive, making the wallpaper stickier and ready to apply. Lastly, carefully plan each panel's placement and mark it with a pencil on your walls to avoid haphazard pattern matching.

Do it Yourself: If you are looking for an affordable option and want to try it yourself, installing wallpaper can be a fun DIY project. The DIY option gives you complete control over your room's design and is an excellent choice for small spaces. Before starting, watching a few tutorial videos is advisable to understand the steps involved. You should have all the necessary tools, such as a wallpaper smoothing brush, squeegee, sharp utility knife, and straight edge. Once you start, remember to take your time and work carefully to avoid any lumps or bubbles. With patience and persistence, you can create an amazing impact yourself.

Hiring Professionals: If you do not have the time or the tools to do it yourself, hiring professionals is a great option. Hiring professionals will save you time, reduce stress and ensure your wallpaper is flawless. They will also help you choose the right wallpaper for your space, and their experience will ensure a fast and efficient installation. Professional installers are equipped with all the right tools necessary for the job, giving you peace of mind from potential damages or mistakes. Hiring professionals guarantees that every aspect of your wallpaper installation will be done correctly.

Follow-up Care: Once your wallpaper installation is complete, it is essential to take a few extra steps to maintain it. Clean your walls regularly using a microfiber cloth and a mild cleaning solution. Avoid using chemicals as they may damage the wallpaper. Also, keep an extra roll of wallpaper available for future repairs or adjustments, ensuring the care and sustainability of your wallpaper installation.

Installing wallpaper is an exciting and creative way to upgrade your space’s look and feel. Whether doing it yourself or hiring a professional, choosing the right method that suits your budget, time frame and abilities is important. With the proper preparation and planning, wallpaper installation can be a fun DIY project that adds personality and character to your home. Conversely, professionals provide efficient, fast, and high-quality installation services that guarantee the best results. Whatever your decision may be, remember to take your time and work carefully, and you will have breathtaking and long-lasting results.


About Me

Blue is the best colour

My favourite colour is blue. I have just moved into a new house and it's so bland and beige at the moment. I need to get busy and start painting the walls and hang some wall paper to introduce some of my different colour into the house in different ways. If you also love blue you'll know how flexible and interesting the colour can be in all of it's differents shades and tones. This blog has my inspiration on introducing blue in your walls and all around your home. There is no need to be blue about the lack of blue in your home!