Decorating your home often means you have to look at what the walls look like. While painting is the one thing many people go to, it does not give you the freedom many get when it comes to intricate wall details. The only way to go about this is to use wallpapers. Using wallpapers comes with its issues. You need to figure out how to align the wallpaper well. Doing so will help get rid of the lines on it. Here is how to seamlessly apply your wallpaper.
What causes uneven seams
One thing that makes wallpaper look bad is wallpaper lines. While they look ugly, they are really easy to avoid. By knowing what causes these seams, you can find a way to fix them
- Wrong preparation of the wall before the sandpaper was installed. The wall needs to be sanded and dusted down before any application is made.
- Not using enough glue, especially at the edges
- Pulling on the wallpaper while installing it.
- Using the wrong glue
- Using too much pressure
Now that you know what causes the seams to peak out let us take a look at how you can ensure the wallpaper application is seamless
Do enough prep
The first thing you need to ensure you do is prep the wall enough before you get started on applying the wallpaper. Sand the entire wall down so it is even, and no edges or points are peaking out. After sanding it down, ensure you give it a thorough wiping down, so the debris does not prevent the wallpaper from adhering to the wall. Often you find the wallpaper coming off because there was too much debris on the walls.
Use the glue correctly
The other main reason your wallpaper starts to come in out at the seams is that you are using the wrong kind of glue. There are different glues in the mark, and you need to find the appropriate one for wallpaper. If you pick glue that needs to be mixed, ensure you do not make a thin paste, and it will not hold properly. Take your time and apply enough glue to the walls. That way, the wallpaper will stay on for longer
Pulling the wallpaper
Another reason why your wallpaper might come off at the seams is you kept tugging on it while installing. While you need to ensure the wallpaper stays straight, you should not tag on it. Apply it straight and add extra pieces in the areas where it might need smaller pieces of wallpaper. Forcing it to fit in a space when it is small will make it pull away, and the seams will start being visible.
How you align your wallpaper will make a huge difference in how it fits and looks. Ensure you take your time while installing it. If you have never done it on your own and are unsure of proceeding, get a professional to help with it. They are better placed to handle the wallpaper.