overlapping wallpaper seams


Old 02-03-01, 10:22 PM
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About a year ago, I was in a rush to decorate our new condo and in the bedroom, and did a less than wonderful job on the wallpaper. I see bubbles in some areas and also, the seams are somewhat overlapped in others. Is there anyway to correctly trim the seams so they don't overlap? Also, with the bubbles, someone once mentioned a technique where you put a pin hole in them and reglue them or something like that? Any suggestions?


Old 02-04-01, 09:50 AM
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Its not really common practice to do some of the repairs that you describe.
The reason that you have bubbles in the paper is because after you pasted the paper you did`nt allow the lengths to soak long enough. This may even be the reason to why you seams are overlapping too. Best to start again,this time allowing the paper to soak for at least 10 mins.
Its a good idea to cut & match enough paper to finish a whole section of wall at a time, paste 4 to 5 lengths and then turn the pile over so that the top length is the first that you pasted.....and so on. Also try and use a wallcovering "smoother" This will help you to dispell all the air. If you follow the directions above and bubbles still appear....dont panic ,These will disapear as the paper dries. as a temperary measure it is some times possible to score a sharp blade over the bubble to form an
X. peel away the four triangle sections and stick back. Not ideal though!! Hope this stuff helps.

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