Adding Wall Texture with Brick Wallpaper
Textured brick wallpaper is the in thing right now. Putting up textured wallpapers is an inexpensive way to bring a dull wall to life without a large expense. There are a dozen varieties of wallpapers available in hardware stores or do-it-yourself shops; all you need to do is choose the right one that you think will look best in a room. It is easy to put wallpapers, but very tricky to remove, so make sure that before you embark on the challenge of putting up wallpaper, you have thought about it more than once.
Tools and Materials Needed
- Faux brick wallpaper
- Wallpaper paste
- Measuring tape
- Stirring stick
- Large sponge
- Paint roller pans
- Roller brushes
- Paint or paste brushes
Step 1 - Measure Your Wall
Now that you have chosen the wallpaper you want, it’s time to put it up. The first thing you must to do is measure the wall. Using the measuring tape, take the exact measurements of your wall, the width and the height. Do not round off; make your measurements exact.
Step 2 - Cut the Wallpaper
Now that you know the measurements of your wall, cut the wall paper according to your measurements, but make sure to leave a couple of inches to the height, you can cut that part off later. It’s better to have the wallpaper be too long then too short. You can trim easily, but patching is hard..
Step 3 - Prepare the Wallpaper Glue
It’s time to mix the wallpaper glue. Make sure that you have the correct glue or paste for the specific wall paper that you have. If you have the wrong adhesive you risk bubbling and peeling off of the wallpaper. Mix the glue or paste powder in a separate bucket before pouring it onto the paint roller pan. Use the stirring stick to stir the glue or paste and water together, make sure to add just the right amount of water to the mixture and make sure that you stir in a slow motion to avoid putting a lot of air in the mixture. Make sure that there are no lumps.
Step 4 - Put the Adhesive on the Wallpaper
When the liquid adhesive is mixed, pour it into a paint roller tray or a bucket. Put the already cut wallpaper on top of a dry table, pattern side down. Using the paint or paste brush or the roller paint brush, put the right amount of adhesive onto the wallpaper.
Step 5 - Paste It on the Wall
Let the wallpaper stand for a few minutes before hanging it up. To avoid the paste or glue from drying too quickly, you can try the “booking” method, you can fold over the pasted area to itself, but don’t press it together, and let stand for a few minutes then hang it up on the wall making sure not to make any crease or folds on the wallpaper.
Step 6 - Cut Off Excess Wallpaper
When the wall paper is dry, you can cut off the excess. With that the brick wallpaper should be done.
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