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Peeling Wallpaper

Got Peeling Wallpaper? No Problem, We’ve Got the Remedy

Do you have wallpaper in your home? Wallpaper can be an attractive way to contribute to your interior design or cover a damaged wall. What do you do if your wallpaper begins to peel, but you don’t want to replace the wallpaper?

Over time, the adhesive on the back of wallpaper can weaken, causing it to bubble and eventually peel. This immediately draws the wrong type of attention to your wallpaper and makes your room instantly look shabby and a little run down. If you like your wallpaper and don’t want to necessarily replace all of it, then you need to know how to repair just the damaged area.

Repairing a Small Area

To fix your peeling wallpaper, begin by moistening the area with a damp sponge. Very carefully lift and fold back the loose piece doing your best to avoid tearing it. Spread a very thin layer of wallpaper glue on the wall with a small brush. Press the paper back into place, smoothing with a small rubber roller or damp sponge. Allow to dry, and your paper will look as good as new again.

Repairing a Large Area

If a larger portion is damaged, it may be necessary to remove a portion of the paper and replace it with a new section. It can be difficult to match an existing pattern. Try to locate the original material and cut a piece that fits in with the pattern. Carefully cut away a whole floor to ceiling strip of the existing material so you only have one new seam. Completely remove the old paper as well as any glue left on the wall. Take care to cover or protect the section you are not removing so that it does not become damaged with the remover solution or steamer. Apply the new piece and smooth into place.

Peeling wallpaper can be a bit discouraging, but also easily remedied. Request free estimates from prescreened painting contractors to for a skilled professional repair.

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