DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Half wall of tiles, other half wallpaper - what to do at the join?

Postby DeathByWallpaper » Tue Feb 22, 2022 3:24 pm


We are in the process of decorating our downstairs loo. The bottom half of the walls is tile, topped with a metal tile trim. The top half of the walls is wallpaper.

While wallpapering, I noticed that I couldn't get the paper tucked in behind the trim in all places along the wall as the tile adhesive stopped it. Also it was my first time wallpapering and definitely could improve my skills! This has resulted in a somewhat wobbly line of wallpaper where it meets the trim.

How can I fix this? I was thinking I could use silicone or caulk to hide the wobbly line. I have tried googling and can't really find many people talking about doing this where tile meets wallpaper so I'm not sure if it's a silly idea!

Pics attached.
Tile wallpaper 2.jpg
Tile wallpaper.jpg
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:54 pm


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:54 pm

Hi deathbywallpaper,
That is going to be an ugly bead if you do it using silicone or caulk. Suggest you buy some upvc dark wood quadrant to match the shelf and fit this to cover the join.
Regards S
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 5330
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics