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Wallpapering Problems With Gaps Between Old and New Paper

Postby Zacccc » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:15 pm

I'm redecorating a room that has woodchip paper on and I was just going to emulsion it all, but a couple of pieces of the paper needed replacing. I stripped those pieces off and prepped the wall well and repapered. I'm an amateur, so it took a bit of repositioning the paper to get it right. I kept smoothing out air bubbles with a wet sponge. It looked reasonable when I'd finished but the next day the paper must have shrunk, I'm guessing, and there were gaps between the line of the old paper and that of the new paper. Any advice please? Did I soak the paper with too much water when sponging smooth?

Another quick question. Is it ok to use decorators caulk to fill small cracks in the plaster before pasting and hanging wallpaper? Thanks.
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Postby Skid Sprocket » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:31 pm

Did you let the pasted paper soak/stretch for a few minutes before hanging?
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