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Essential Materials Required For Installing Wallpaper

If you are looking to update your room with a new look, wallpaper is the perfect way to do so. However, buying materials for wallpapers can be difficult when you’re doing it yourself. 

This blog will break down the most basic materials you need before installing wallpaper in any room of your house.

What Do You Need To Take Care Of When Doing A Wallpaper Installation?

When you are undertaking a wallpaper installation, there are a few basic materials that you will need to make sure to have on hand. You will need wallpaper paste, wallpaper adhesive, scissors, measuring tape, and a level. In addition, you will need some sort of packing material for your walls – this can be anything from paper to canvas to plastic. Finally, you will need some tools to help with the installation, including a roller and a bucket.

When choosing wallpaper paste, it is important to make sure that it is the right type for the job. There are several different types of wallpaper paste available on the market, and each has its own specific properties. For example, some paste is designed to be used with water-based paint, while others are better suited for oil-based paint. It is important to test out the paste before starting the installation in order to ensure that it works well with the paints that you will be using.

Things You Will Need For A Wallpaper Installation

  • Wallpaper 
  • Paint or a sealant 
  • Tape measure 
  • Circular saw 
  • Poppy seeds 
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Stencils or painter’s tape 
  • Cordless drill with bits that fit a wallpaper Phillips head screwdriver 
  • Hammer or nails 
  • Lumber 

Wallpaper is usually about 12 inches wide, so you will need at least two pieces of wallpaper for each length of the wall. If the wall is higher than 24 inches, you will need three pieces of wallpaper for each length of the wall. The exact measurements are not important, as long as the walls are big enough to accommodate the finished size of the wallpaper. 

The Tools And Equipment That You Will Need For Wallpaper Installation

Wallpaper is a great way to update your home without having to spend a lot of money. You can buy wallpaper in rolls or in sheets, and you can choose from a variety of styles. The tools and equipment that you will need for wallpaper installation are as follows: 

-Wallpaper cutter: This is the tool that you use to cut the wallpaper. It has a blade that is sharp enough to cut through the paper but not so sharp that it will damage your wall.

-Scissors: You will need scissors to cut the paper into the correct size.

-Paint roller: You will need a paint roller to apply the wallpaper.

-Tape measure: A tape measure is necessary to measure the length of the wall and the width of the paper.

-Hammer: A hammer is used to fix the wallpaper on the wall.

The Different Types Of Wallpaper Tape

There are several types of wallpaper tape available on the market, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Here are some of the most common types:

  • Double-sided carpet tape: This tape is designed to be used on carpeted surfaces. It comes in a continuous roll and is easy to use because you just peel it off the roll and stick it to the wall. The downside is that it doesn’t hold very well, so it may need to be reapplied every few weeks.
  • Wallpaper Border Tape: This type of tape is specifically made for borders around pictures or prints. It’s slightly more expensive than other types of tape, but it’s also more durable and will hold up better to wear and tear.
  • Wallpaper adhesive: This is probably the most popular type of wallpaper adhesive because it’s easy to use, doesn’t require any special tools, and can be applied by anyone without any previous experience in home repair. However, this adhesive can be a bit more expensive than other types of tapes and may not hold up as well over time.

How To Remove Wallpaper Residue From Walls

If you’re looking for a way to remove wallpaper residue from walls without damaging the paint, follow these steps: 

  1. Apply a degreaser to a rag and scrub the wallpaper off the wall.
  2. Take a damp cloth and wipe the wall clean.
  3. Pour hydrogen peroxide onto a cotton ball and apply it to the wet areas of the wall.
  4. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to dry, then sand the area with 150-grit sandpaper.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all of the wallpaper residues are gone.


Déco & Co Wallpaper is experienced in installing all types of wall coverings from standard paper-based wallpapers to the most delicate and demanding designs, including Hand-painted wallpaper, Metallic papers, Digital print, wide-vinyls, Self-adhesive 3D, and all other types of wallpapers. Our specialized team will guide you through the wallpapering process, providing appropriate aftercare instructions, and ensuring you are left with a quality finish, every time. Get in touch today to book an installation with our specialist installation teams in Melbourne & Sydney. 

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