How to wallpaper - video guide

Alan Whitwell

Home Design Advisor, John Lewis Peterborough

A basic DIY guide

Wallpaper is seriously back in fashion, but I meet a lot of people who end up slapping paint on instead because they're nervous about hanging it themselves and don't want to run to the expense of a decorator. I hope this video will help to encourage you to give it a go - it really is straightforward, but you just need to be properly prepared.

To find out how much wallpaper you'll need, take a look at our calculation chart and there's more information in our wallpaper buying guide.

Here's a checklist of the equipment you'll need to do the best job:

  • sturdy pasting or trestle table
  • wallpaper paste brush
  • decorator's smoothing brush
  • wallpaper edge roller
  • plumbline or 2m spirit level
  • paperhanger's scissors
  • bucket and sponge
  • pencil
  • steel tape measure
  • Stanley knife

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