10 MUST KNOW THINGS BEFORE YOU HANG WALLPAPER
Choose the Right Type of Wallpaper for Your Needs
Choosing the right type of wallpaper is a must.
There are many types and style to choose from.
Areas where there is moisture like kitchens and bathrooms Vinyl is the best. Places like bedrooms and hallways are better for non-woven paper and fabric wallpaper.
Here’s a few useful items you will need to give your wallpaper hanging project that professional look!
Paint stripper helps remove paint or glue from the surface. It comes in grades suited to various levels of stripping. To protect your skin and lungs from harmful chemicals, make sure you wear gloves and a mask when using paint stripper.
These work like a debris magnet for cleaning off surfaces. Before you paint or finish a surface, it is crucial that it be clean and free of debris.
Wire wheel brush
These attached to a drill and works well for removing rust. A handheld wire brush will do the job if you don’t have a power drill.
A wallpaper steamer
If you are removing existing wallpaper you will need a steamer. They release steam onto the wallpaper which melts the glue and allows you to peel the paper off the wall. They work much like a clothes iron, but without a hot plate.
A heat gun
These are much like a hair dryer, used to melt existing paint from the wall. You will hold the gun close to the surface, and the paint will start to bubble off. Use a paint scraper to remove the softened paint.
Make sure you do not use a heat gun if the paint is lead-based.