Wallpapering Tools

Most people of heard of, or had, a wallpapering horror story when the wallpaper’s gotten stuck to itself, you’ve cut lengths the wrong size, not been able to match repeat patterns or had wallpaper peeling off the wall just after you’ve hung it. But despite the potential problems, it isn’t really that difficult if you have the right wallpapering tools to help you. Below is a guide to the four must have tools for putting up wallpaper.

1. Wallpaper Remover

First thing’s first when it comes to wallpapering. Make sure the old wallpaper is completely gone from the walls.  This can be easy to do or it might take a long time. It mainly depends on the type of wallpaper you’re removing and the type of adhesive you used. But a wallpaper remover will make the job easier either way. They are sometimes called wallpaper scrapers and are usually made from plastic.

2. Wallpaper Scissors

Whether you’re using plain or patterned paper, it’s really important when you cut wallpaper that it’s cut to exactly the right length. It’s advisable to use heavy duty, sharp scissors and not smaller stationary scissors or an old blunted pair of kitchen scissors. If you don’t have any that’ll do the job, it’s worth investing in a pair of wallpaper scissors.

3. Wallpaper Knife           

This is what you need to make sure you get a good, clean finish and can cut wallpaper lengths to the right size. Wallpaper knifes are available from most DIY stores but make sure you buy a good quality one with an ergonomic handle to make using accurately more easy and comfortable. Opt for more heavy duty options as lighter ones may have trouble getting through thicker, textured and vinyl wallpapers.

4. Wallpaper Brush         

The last of our essential tools is a wallpaper brush. These are soft bristled brushes that are designed to smooth out wallpaper when it’s on the wall by brushing trapped air out from under the wallpaper without damaging the paper. Again, it’s a good idea to get a decent quality brush that’s easy to hold and do small sweeping motions with. You also don’t want a cheap one that will shed its bristles and for them to end up stuck to the wall.

With these tools in your possession, you will be much more likely to end up with a finish you’ll be happy with.

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Five reasons to go with Wallrock Fibreliner

It’s not always easy to know what tools to choose for DIY. In the store there might be an array of similar products that are difficult to distinguish between. When it comes to lining paper, we think there’s a clear choice. So below we share the five main advantages of using Wallrock Fibreliner.

1. Made by a market leading home décor company

The first advantage of Wallrock Fibreliner is that it’s produced by Erfurt Mav, a leading home décor company who are known for developing innovative products aimed at both novice and professional decorators. They invest a significant amount of money in R&D to solve problems that people face when redecorating. Their Wallrock brand of lining paper.

2. Heavy duty

Stripping back wallpaper to find perfectly smooth walls is the stuff of fantasy but, unfortunately, rarely the reality. All walls have imperfections, which is why Wallrock Fibreliner 100 and other lining papers available from Wallrock are designed to be heavy duty enough to cover any cracks, dents or bubbles. The fibre lining paper range from Wallrock also reduces the ability of condensation to develop into mould, and is scuff and tear resistant so will last for a long time.

3. No expanding or shrinking on the wall

While other lining papers might grow and shrink during application, Wallrock Fibreliner has been designed so that it doesn’t expand when paste is applied to it, it holds its position so you can get a perfect finish.

4. Choice

Unlike other brands of lining paper, the Wallrock Fibreliner range is available in two sizes – single and double length – as well as in three widths. So you will always be able to find the option that suits your needs.

5. Convenience

All you need to hang Wallrock Fibreliner to the wall is adhesive, so there’s no need to buy any additional tools or products. You can paste the fibre liner paper or at walls, whichever is most convenient.

With these, and other, advantages, Wallrock Fibreliner is the right choice when it comes to lining paper.