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Is it easy hanging wall paper

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 26th Sep, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    about to do up my IP and noticed wallpaper at Bunnings , havent seen it for years when i remember my parents dipping it in water and habging it often lopsided up on the walls.

    Anyone have exp on the latest, i dont think you need to dip in water anymore ?
     
  2. WestOz

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    Can get some great looks but I'd avoid it.

    What kind of look are you interested in?
    If scenic you can get vinyl stick on, I think Office works can do this, with whatever pic you want if its good resolution, prob pricey but over long-term??

    Perhaps consider doing something creative with paint, down the track if you want to change to something else its much easier going over it with undercoat than dealing with wall paper.

    E.g. This is what I painted in my sons room
    https://propertychat.com.au/community/threads/paint-over-wallpaper.3188/#post-49804
     
  3. Tranquilo

    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Don't know about hanging but it's a real pain to get off
     
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    Takes practice to hang it properly, and if you choose something with a pattern you will curse all builders who can't build a wall plumb when you get to the corners! Having said that it is not hard to learn(I did) and you can get some great papers.
     
  5. datto

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    Yep done it but I hung the vinyl type which is thicker and easier than paper in my opinion.

    It gets easier as you go along. There is a product called "size" which you apply to the wall. This makes it easier for the paper to slide on the wall to match patterns.

    You need a sharp stanley knife and sponge and a clean wall....the paint shop guys will tell you everything you need.

    A second person to help you makes the job much easier. You'll be proud of the end result.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Paper covers blood spatter in one application, whereas painting over needs wash down and stain blocker and a few coats
     
  7. datto

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    Ahh...use a plastic bag to reduce the mess.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like a good forensic clean to get rid of the blood splatter.
     
  9. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    I love this wallpaper ..but no Masters near me :mad: image.jpg
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    For an IP I wouldn't bother with wallpaper. Just paint the walls.
     
  11. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Waste of time and much better to have it painted. Didn't think it was a trend to do wallpaper anymore. Any old properties have that silly design and it makes the place look 1000 years old. Hate it with a passion and sometimes if you are lucky the smell of death seems to linger.
     
  12. sanj

    sanj Well-Known Member

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    There are some really great wallpapers out there that can make a huge difference, they started becoming popular agajn a few years ago.

    No longer just for dated properties