How to apply Embossed wallpaper on your ceiling

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Being available in a variety of chic designs, embossed wallpaper isn't only good for walls, but can transform the ceiling of your house as well. Giving the ceiling of your home an embossed wallpaper treatment is easy too. Simply follow the steps below to make sure your new ceiling speaks for itself.

1) Preparing the surface for wallpapering:

The first step is to remove any previous wallpaper that you might have applied onto the ceiling. Once the surface is free from old paper, sand the surface using sandpaper and clean it with a commercially available cleaner. Once the surface is clean and dry, make sure to remove any loose paint from the surface of the ceiling, so that once the wallpaper is applied, it doesn't fall back. Now apply acrylic primer, which is made to go with the clay-based adhesive used to apply wallpaper, onto the ceiling. Leave the ceiling to dry for at least a complete day.

2) Mark the ceiling:

Embossed wallpapers come in standard width size of 20.5". To make sure that you don't run short of wallpaper or there is no overlapping wallpapers, mark a line measuring 20" from the edge of the ceiling. Pound a nail at the 20" mark and run a chalk line across the length of the ceiling. This marking will help you easily apply the wallpaper in a straight line.

3) Preparing the wallpaper:

Roll out the length of the wallpaper, while ensuring that you don't push, bend or pull the wallpaper out hard, as any hard presses on the wallpaper will destroy its embossed designs. Once the wallpaper is rolled out, use a special wallpaper brush to apply adhesive to the back side of the wallpaper. Leave the wallpaper aside for at least 10 minutes for the adhesive to set.

4) Applying the wallpaper:

Once the adhesive on the wallpaper is set, place it lightly on the ceiling, while bringing out the paper sheet an extra inch against the ceiling molding. The next step is to simply place it along the chalk line you made in Step 2. Lightly press the wallpaper in place, without destroying its design. Once a foot length of the wallpaper has been applied, just brush the wallpaper along its entire length with a wallpaper smoothing brush. Once the first sheet is applied, apply the next strips, while adding about three inches of wallpaper on each end to make sure that the pattern on the wallpaper matches, without any overlapping. Once the wallpaper is covering your entire ceiling, use a razor knife along with a trim guard to remove all excess wallpaper. Since the adhesive discolors the wallpaper, you can paint your ceiling in any new color after letting the wallpaper and the adhesive set on the ceiling for one complete day.

You can find best information about Embossed Wallpaper on www.brooklyntrading.com, helping you create a look you will love.

 

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