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Have you ever thought about tackling a DIY wallpaper project but were deterred by the nightmares associated with removing wallpaper down the track? Believe us, it’s easier than you think. 

Wallpaper has spiked in popularity over the past few years and one of the reasons for this has come from a new innovation which makes wallpapering so much easier. It’s called Paste-the-Wall wallpaper; you simply put the wallpaper glue straight on the wall, hang the wallpaper and ta-da!

This innovation of wallpaper application saves time, minimises mess and makes wallpaper projects much more achievable for a DIY novice. The hot tip with this application process is to only paste the wall in the section you’re working on; if you apply the glue to the entire wall it will dry before you hang the wallpaper.

paste the wall wallpaper

BENEFITS OF WALLPAPER

  • Easy to clean
  • Extremely durable
  • Creates an on-trend, eye catching feature your friends will be jealous of

ESSENTIALS TO GET THE JOB DONE

  • Enough wallpaper to cover the surface of your project area
  • A ladder to make sure to can reach the ceiling
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Roller cover and roller frame or brush for applying the paste
  • Drop sheet to ensure the paste stays off the floor
  • Wallpaper smoother for smoothing out bubbles
  • Stanley knife and guide for cutting away excess wallpaper
  • Damp sponge to wipe off excess glue
  • Seam roller to go over your joins
  • Plum line to ensure a vertical drop

HOW MUCH DOES WALLPAPER COST?

Wallpaper comes in 10.05m x 0.53m lengths which can cost anywhere between $40 and $400 each.

OTHER POPULAR STYLES OF WALLPAPER

There are so many options when it comes to choosing your wallpaper. Grass cloth wallpaper is definitely trending at the moment; your local Inspirations Paint store will have the latest styles in wallpaper for you to choose from.

Traditional Wallpaper

Traditional wallpaper was extremely popular in Europe during the Renaissance. It was a means for the rich to add colour to a room and keep it well insulated. Famous patterns such as the Fleur-De-Lys gained their popularity during this time.

Now, traditional wallpaper is much more affordable and is available in an endless selection of gorgeous patterns and colours.

traditional wallpaper

Murals

Murals can be a great way to personalise your living space. You can add any image you want to any wall of the house as long as the wall has a flat surface. From the clichéd Hawaiian sunset to the New York skyline, there are thousands to choose from. There’s also lots to choose for the kids including designs from Disney and Pixar, with all their favourite superhero’s and movie stars.

bedroom mural of new york city skyline

Paintable wallpaper

Paintable wallpaper will give your wall a unique design and texture combined with the added benefit of a fresh coat of paint, it will be easy to clean and durable. Plus, you get to choose the exact colour to match your soft furnishings.

paintable wallpaper

Grass Cloth

When it comes to texture, grass cloth wallpaper is second to none. Made of finely woven plant fibres, Grass Cloth can act as either a dramatic focal point in a room or offer a subtle background for furnishings.

grass cloth wallpaper

GETTING STARTED

A number of Inspirations Paint stores have access to a wide range of designs, colours, patterns and textures and our staff are standing by, itching to help. Visit your nearest store to get a hands-on feel for the wallpaper that’s right for you by exploring their wallpaper books, which have samples of each colour and style. Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, the store will place an order and the wallpaper will be with you   within 1 to 2 weeks.

We recommend that you talk to the team at your local Inspirations Paint store before attempting a DIY wallpaper project. They will ensure you get it done right the first time and talk you through all the steps to get the job done from preparing your wall, to hanging your wallpaper, to cutting in and  drying time. These steps will always be unique to the project you are attempting.

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