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Apply Advanced Wallpaper Techniques


  • Measure the thickness of the arch, that is the distance between the two faces, allow an extra 50 mm for trimming.
  • Measure the distance from the floor to the middle of the curved reveal, allowing 200 mm for trimming then hang.
  • Repeat this procedure for the opposite side, double cut into the overlap of the two strips in the middle of the curved reveal. Do not take one strip of pattemed paper from one side to the other, as one side will be upside down.

There is no set rule as to whether the reveals are completed by overlapping for double cutting at the joins.

Where the wallpaper is a light or medium weight, overlapping is acceptable providing the overlapping reveal strip is 2 mm back from the corner and the overlapping edges are stuck down with a suitable adhesive. This eliminates the problem of the paper being lifted or damaged at the edge.

Double cutting is recommended for vinyls, heavy weight wall coverings and flocks.

Wallpapering Ceilings

Advanced wallpapering techniques include being able to wallpaper ceilings. Watch this video to see how its done:

This subject includes being able to apply a variety of different types of wallcoverings, such as heavy, embossed wallcoverings.

CPCCPD3032 Apply Advanced Wallcoverings Learning Resources

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