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Wallpaper comes in a virtually unlimited variety of patterns and styles in fabric, paper, vinyl and many other materials. A room papered with a favorite pattern can draw people inside and can make a big difference to a space.

Selecting wallpaper can be a daunting task that can take a lot of time. You can use a wallpaper expert to choose the right pattern, material and even help recommend the correct glue to use. A professional will also help with proper seam placement that can greatly simplify the work and improve the appearance of the finished product.

If you are considering wallpapering and are a novice it can be done. Ask yourself the following questions.
  1. Am I choosing a wall covering suited to my skill level?
    Your wallpaper sales person will be able to help recommend wallpaper based on your experience level. Some wall coverings require greater skills and the salesperson will be able to caution you with regard to these coverings or recommend expert to hang the wallpaper.

  2. Are your walls and ceilings reasonably straight?

  3. If you are working with less than perfect walls but still want to do the job, choose a pattern that is more forgiving.

  4. Are you hanging the wallpaper on an easy to paper, problem free surface such as plaster or dry wall or are you covering problem surface such as concrete block or wall paneling?
    If you need to prepare a surface prior to papering ask the salesperson what needs to be some so you can determine if you have the skills and inclination to do so.

As there are many different types of wallpaper, there are many different methods for preparation applications and finishing work according to its characteristics. It sis important to ask your dealer whether there are any special instructions for hanging the wall covering you select. Matching pattern can be confusing with some paper.

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