1.Using a tape measure, measure the height of the wall. Note it down and add 100mm.
2.Transfer this measurement to the back of the wallpaper and using a pencil draw a line across its width. Use the paperweight to stop it rolling back up.
3.Make the cut and set this first piece aside.
4.Unroll more paper and place the first sheet next to it to match the pattern. Mark out the length and make the cut. It is worth numbering the length and writing which end is the top.
5.Mix the wallpaper adhesive and apply to the back of the first sheet.
6.Hang the first length of wallpaper in the centre of the wall so that the pattern is symmetrical.
7.To ensure the paper is hung straight, line up the edge of the paper with a plumb line.
8.Once in place trim off any excess.
9.Apply adhesive to the remaining sheets and hang by matching the patterns.
WHICH IS THE BEST KITCHEN WALLPAPER
There are many types of wallpaper and to determine which is the best we first have to understand the difference between them.
● Lining Paper – a functional, non-decorative paper that is applied to walls or ceilings before painting or papering.
● Woodchip – An affordable wallpaper, covered in small chips of wood, usually painted over to inexpensively update a room.
● Pulps – The least expensive patterned wallpaper made from basic paper.
● Washable – A pulp paper covered with a thin transparent plastic layer.
● Vinyl-coated – A thin skin of vinyl plastic with a paper backing makes this type tough and washable.
● Vinyl – The next step up from vinyl-coated. It is also washable but even tougher.
● Embossed and Anaglypta – A coloured paper with a raised pattern. Anaglypta is a trade name for plain embossed patterned paper. This type can be painted over.
● Flocks – Made using fibres to give the effect velvet.
● Hand-printed – A bespoke paper which has a pattern printed by hand.
Lining paper is a good idea if you want to achieve a smooth finish before painting and likewise woodchip and Anaglypta can be used in the same way. Considering the amount of moisture and risk of spills in a kitchen it is probably best to avoid pulp, flock and hand-printed wallpapers – however, these can be hung in the dining section of a kitchen diner. For kitchens, we recommend using a paper that is resistant to moisture damage and can be easily cleaned and with this in mind, vinyl or vinyl coated is your best option.