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Hanging wallpaper easier than you might think

Wallpaper is back in vogue — and it’s much easier to hang than you might think.

The secret behind a beautiful wallpapering project is proper preparation.

Just follow these tips from wallcovering experts.

A clean wall is the first essential step.

Remove dirt, grime, grease, old wallpaper adhesive and any other contaminants that could interfere with the adhesion with a simple soap and water solution. If the old wallpaper adhesive gives you a hard time, try using a wallpaper-removal product.

One such product is available in a ready-to-use spray that is fast acting and dissolves the glue quickly, making wall cleaning easy.

Wallpaper does not hide chipping paint or holes in the surface of the wall. Make sure to sand chipping paint and repair any holes before hanging your wallpaper.

Be sure to apply a primer. Wallpaper needs a smooth, sealed surface to look its best, so be sure to prime and seal your surface before hanging paper.

A primer designed for wallcovering preparation primes, hides, seals and sizes in just one coat, creating a perfect surface for hanging the paper.

Priming also makes wallpaper easier to position, improves its adhesion and makes it easier to remove at redecorating time.

Plus, one such product protects against the growth of mold and mildew under the wallpaper, so it’s great for use in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other high-humidity areas.

Choose the correct adhesive.

Different types of wallpaper can require different adhesives.

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