wallpaper border over decorative wall board/paneling


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Old 07-14-00, 11:20 AM
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we are living in a fairly new manufactured home that has decorative wall board( not sure of correct name)instead of drywall anyway i would like to add a wallpaper border in my livingroom ,but am not really sure how to get it to stick without ruining the wall board. it's a shiny smooth surface with vertical strips every so often to cover the seams. any suggestions?
 
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Old 07-15-00, 07:13 AM
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Jade, I hope that someone posts a reply, I am starting the same project in my mobile home. This is my first time hanging any kind of wall treatment and I'm afraid it's going to "flop". I'll check back. I do know that I found that you need to use a vinyl to vinyl adhesive for the type of "paneling" you are talking about putting the border on. Good luck.
 
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Old 07-15-00, 10:15 PM
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MrsSRC is correct about the paste you need to use.Vinyl over vinyl or border glue is all that will hold as a one step process.As far as not ruining the wall,if you mean harming the wall if you ever decide to remove the border,the VOV will be tough to remove but will come off if you are persistant.There is no way I know of to promote adhesion and strippability at the same time.
 
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Old 07-16-00, 08:17 AM
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Mike, this is just a quick question for you and Jade. Is there anywhere that I can go to get step by step for hanging wallpaper border. I can find all kinds for hanging the wallpaper, but I would like it for the border. Like I said before, I've NEVER done anything like this and need all the help I can get!
 
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Old 07-16-00, 06:24 PM
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Pardon the pun,but due to time limits I am "pasting" a previous reply to someone in the hope that some of it will be of help.......You will want to start and end in an inconspicuous corner(never an outside corner)most often over the door behind you as you walk in.After pasting,book and start to apply the border to the wall smoothing with your hands as you go.After you are satisfied it is where it goes,dropback and smooth with a 5 or 6 inch drywall knife,a plastic smoother(like you see in do-it-yourself wallpaper kits)or even a stiff sponge.As long as you get the bubbles and press to the wall it should be fine.Small bubbles will dry away.As for the corners there are various opinions but unless a border is sold as a spool more than 5 yards I hang them as one piece and wrap inside and outside corners.After one spool is up paste the next one and drop back into the first one until it matches.Hang as above and cut through both borders and remove the two small pieces(one over the 1st piece and one under the 2nd piece)yielding a perfect seam.The time frame for hanging paper from the time you paste it until it is dry to the point of causing trouble is about 10-12 minutes or longer for watery paste and less than 10 minutes for border glue or VOV.Use a small spray bottle with water to freshen the pasted paper if it begins to dry out.
 
 

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