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Step by Step Guide to Hanging Wallpaper on a Stairway

Adding wallpaper to your stairway can add a pop of color and texture to this often neglected space. However, hanging wallpaper on a stairway can be a bit trickier than hanging it on a flat wall. That's why Apex Roofing and Construction in Maryland has put together this step by step guide to help you successfully hang wallpaper on your stairway.

  1. Preparation Before you start hanging wallpaper on your stairway, make sure to properly prepare the surface. Clean the stairs, remove any nails or screws, and fill in any cracks or holes. It's also important to measure the height and width of each stair to determine the amount of wallpaper you will need.

  2. Cut and paste Once you have the right amount of wallpaper, you will need to cut it to the right size for each stair. Apply wallpaper paste to the back of the wallpaper, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Hang the wallpaper Starting at the bottom of the stairs, carefully place the wallpaper on the stair, making sure it's straight and centered. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles and use a wallpaper brush to work the paste into the paper. Repeat this process for each stair, making sure the pattern is continuous and aligned.

  4. Trim the edges After you have hung the wallpaper on all the stairs, you will need to trim the edges. Use a sharp blade or a wallpaper smoother to trim the edges of each stair, making sure the edges are straight and smooth.

  5. Seal the edges Finally, it's important to seal the edges of each stair to prevent the wallpaper from peeling or coming loose. You can use a sealant, such as silicone caulk, to seal the edges.

With these steps, you will be able to hang wallpaper on your stairway like a pro. If you need help with any home improvement projects in Maryland, including wallpaper installation, contact Apex Roofing and Construction today. Our team of experts will be happy to help you achieve the look you want in your home.

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