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How to hang wallpaper on a textured wall

Hanging wallpaper on a textured wall can be a challenge, but with the right technique, it's definitely possible. Here's a step-by-step guide from Apex Roofing and Construction in Maryland to help you achieve a professional-looking result.

  1. Preparation Before you start, make sure your textured wall is clean, dry, and free of any dirt or debris. Fill any holes or cracks with filler, sand the wall smooth, and clean the surface with a damp cloth.

  2. Measure the wall Measure the height and width of the wall and add an extra 2 inches to each measurement. This will give you enough wallpaper to overlap at the seams and trim at the top and bottom.

  3. Cut the wallpaper Cut the wallpaper to the correct size, making sure to allow for the extra 2 inches. If the texture of the wall is gentle, you may only need to make a few cuts to the wallpaper to make it fit. If the texture is more dramatic, you may need to cut the wallpaper into smaller sections.

  4. Apply adhesive Apply the adhesive to the back of the wallpaper using a paint roller or brush. Make sure to apply the adhesive evenly and smoothly to avoid any bubbles or wrinkles.

  5. Hang the wallpaper Start at one end of the wall and gently smooth the wallpaper into place, working from the center outwards. Make sure to overlap the seams slightly and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles as you go. If you're hanging wallpaper in sections, make sure the seams align.

  6. Trim the excess Once you've hung the wallpaper, trim the excess at the top and bottom of the wall. Use a sharp blade and a straight edge to get a neat and clean cut.

  7. Finish the edges To finish the edges, you can use a wallpaper border or paint the edges to match the wall color.

Hanging wallpaper on a textured wall can be a bit tricky, but with the right preparation and technique, you can achieve a professional-looking result. If you need help with any home improvement projects in Maryland, contact Apex Roofing and Construction today! Our team of experts can help you transform any room in your home into a beautiful and functional space.

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