DIY Wall Paper Hangers Advice

DIY wallpaper hangers advice & tips from the industry Pros!

Wallpapering though seemingly easy, can be a little tricky on certain walls. It will also depend on the type of wall paper you are hanging as to how easy the job and preparation required will be.

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Good Video Demonstrations For Paper Hanging


Tools & Materials For Surface Prep:

  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • Mild detergent
  • Screwdriver
  • Plastic or canvas dropcloths
  • Tube of spackling paste
  • Putty knife
  • Wallpaper smoother
  • Wallpaper seam roller
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • One-gallon bucket of primer*
  • Stirring stick, paint brush
  • Paint roller
  • Standard nap (3/8-inch) roller cover
  • Plenty of water for cleanup.

*Tip: Choosing primer: One gallon of primer will be adequate for this project, but for very small or large areas you should calculate your exact needs before starting out. Also, consider using a specialty pre-wallcovering primer, like Zinsser’s Shieldz, for easier application and stripping.

Tools & Materials For Wall Papering:

  • Ladder or step stool, depending on height of walls; Large pair of sharp scissors (industrial shears or quality sewing scissors are ideal)
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • 4-foot level
  • Water tray OR a tub of paste activator (see below)
  • Large sponge
  • Very sharp utility knife with lots of extra blades
  • Vinyl smoother
  • Seam roller
  • Vinyl-to-vinyl adhesive

We recommend purchasing wallpaper equipment at a local Wellington Bunnings Warehouse or a Mitre 10 shop for good quality painting equipment and some good extra painting advice when needed.

It’s very cost effective & easy to have Petes’ Painters come & wallpaper your home – contact us for a free quote