Wallpapering 2 - Tools & Materials Wallpapering 2 - Tools & Materials

Tools for Prepping Walls


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  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Respirator or face mask
  • Ear protectors
  • Rubber gloves
  • Pry bar
  • Paint scraper
  • Wallpaper steamer (rent if needed)
  • Can opener or widening tool
  • Fan
  • Hand sanding block
  • Orbital sander
  • Screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Sponge
  • Old clothes

Materials for Prepping Walls

  • Spackle (compound)
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • (100-120-grit Aluminum Oxide or Production)
  • Detergent and ammonia or tri-sodium phosphate (TSP)
  • Self-adhesive drywall tape
  • Primer or adhesive pad
  • Sizing or vinyl preparation liquid (for wallpapering)

Tools for Wallpapering

  • Steel tape measure
  • Plumb Bob or 48" Level
  • Water tray
  • Seam roller
  • Wallpaper smoothing brush
  • Razor knife with lots of blades
  • Broad knife
  • Large sponge
  • Bucket
  • Pencil
  • Ladders

Materials for Wallpapering

  • Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper paste (if needed)
  • Rags

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