After working out how long to cut the lengths take your decorating scissors and cut as manylengths as you need (
always check that the pattern matches and you have 5cm at bothtop and bottom for trimming
Usually wallpaper paste takes about 15-20 minutes (see paste packet) until it is ready touse, if you mix it just before you start cutting the lengths it should be ready when you need it.
Pasting the wallpaper lengths
If you are using a pre-pasted wall covering then follow themanufacturer's instructions for preparation.When your paste is ready position one of the lengths of wallpaper facedown on your pasting table, take your pasting brush and apply thepaste to the first length, starting at the bottom, work the paste evenlyover the paper working from the middle to the edges (see
),gently fold the bottom over into a concertina (ensuring not to crease)this will make the paper easier to work with.Allow the paper to soak for as long as instructed (see label) beforehanging.
Hanging the first length
When the first length of wallpaper is ready for hanging hold it by thetop and place it loosely up against the wall leaving about 5cm surplusat the top and align the edge with your vertical guideline.Unfold the concertina and let the paper hang loosely while you checkthe positioning, when you are happy with the position work your waydown from the top smoothing the paper onto the wall with your paper-hanging brush, ensuring to disperse any trapped air.
When the length is in position and you have removed any trapped air run the back of yourscissors into the crease between the wall and ceiling, gently pull the paper away from the wallenough to let you trim the surplus at the top using the crease as a guide, then smooth the paperback onto the wall with your paper-hanging brush.To trim the bottom use the same technique as the top.
Hanging subsequent lengths
When the next length is ready for hanging hold it in the same way as before and place it looselyup against the wall, butt it up against the previous length and ensure the pattern is matchedexactly.When you are happy with the match and the position, again work your way down from the topsmoothing the paper onto the wall with your paper-hanging brush, and brush out any trapped air.Trim the top and bottom in the same way as the first length and then use your seam roller