The DIY Guide to Choosing and Applying Wallpaper: Tips from Professional Painters

Wallpaper is a popular choice for adding texture and pattern to a room. However, choosing and applying wallpaper can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the DIY game. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and tricks from professional painters on how to choose and apply wallpaper like a pro.

Choosing the Right Wallpaper

The first step in wallpapering a room is choosing the right wallpaper. There are many different types of wallpaper available, from vinyl to grasscloth to traditional paper. Consider the style of your room and the amount of traffic it receives when choosing your wallpaper. If you’re wallpapering a high-traffic area, choose a durable and easy-to-clean option like vinyl.

Prepping the Walls

Before you begin wallpapering, it’s important to properly prep the walls. This includes cleaning the walls and filling in any holes or cracks. You may also want to sand the walls to create a smooth surface for the wallpaper to adhere to.

Measuring and Cutting

Measure the height and width of each wall and cut your wallpaper accordingly. It’s important to add a few inches to each measurement to ensure that you have enough wallpaper to work with. Use a straight edge and a sharp utility knife to cut the wallpaper.

Applying the Wallpaper

There are different methods for applying wallpaper, depending on the type of wallpaper you’re using. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Generally, you’ll apply wallpaper paste to the back of the wallpaper and then hang it on the wall, smoothing out any bubbles or wrinkles as you go.

Trimming and Finishing

Once the wallpaper is applied, trim any excess with a sharp utility knife. Use a wallpaper seam roller to press down the seams and create a smooth finish.

Tips from the Pros

Our professional painters have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to wallpapering. One trick is to mark the wall with a level before hanging the first piece of wallpaper, to ensure that it’s straight. Another trick is to use a wallpaper smoothing brush to help smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.


Choosing and applying wallpaper can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. By following these tips from our professional painters, you can achieve a flawless finish and add texture and pattern to any room in your home.

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