Wallcoverings and Ceilings

Paper the ceiling before the walls. Apply the wallcovering strips across the narrow width of the room. Measure the width of the wallcovering roll and subtract 1/2". Measure this distance from both corners of the short wall and insert tacks at these points. Tie chalk line to tacks and snap to create a guideline. Measure and cut strips 4" longer than the length of the short wall. After pasting or immersing in water tray, fold and book the paper. Support the paper with a broom head (a partner may be needed here). Open the first fold, slide into position against guideline and smooth as usual. Unfold strip, fold by fold, and brush into position leaving 1/2" overlapping the wall on long, finished edge side, and 2" overlap on the short, cut edges of the paper.

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