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Give me the courage to wallpaper all by myself.

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TheDevilDrinksBogswater Fri 19-Sep-08 13:56:03

It's just a chimney breast, but quite a busy pattern. I'm worried I'll make a mess.

Any top tips?

noddyholder Fri 19-Sep-08 17:09:48

Patterned is quite difficult as you need to match the repeat seamlessly for it to look good.There are pastes that stay 'mobile' for longer which help but tbh I would pay someone if it is just a few rolls HTH xx

MinkyBorage Fri 19-Sep-08 17:11:59

I would definitely recommend not doing it! My bf has a wall in her place which is a straight, modern house, flat wall, and her quite handy dh wallpapered it, and it looks a mess.

LadyOfWaffle Fri 19-Sep-08 17:13:47

If the wallpaper isn't too expensive just go for it... if it is just hire someone! I spent a fortune correcting my bad papering. Buy decent tools, don't paste thick or right to edges unless very thin or you'll be wiping paste ooze (sp?) from the edges and you will get it all over the paper which dries shiny. Leave plenty top and bottom to match the pattern and take your time, wiping gently with a very clean cloth.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 17:56:12

It was £49 per roll, and I just bought one.

I might just hack it into pretty posters

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