Wallpaper is a great solution for multiple spaces in your home. Placing them is not too complicated, but there comes a point that can be tricky. It is the corners and nooks, where you must pay a little attention and have some skill to make it perfect.
You know that we are always going to help you with any issue related to wallpaper, so in this case it was not going to be less. Today we are going to talk about how to install our plates in these places, which we will call "corners" when the angle is inwards and "corners" when it is outwards.
Installing wallpaper in corners
Let's start by looking at how to wallpaper the inside area of the walls. You already know that you can use wallpaper in children's rooms, in your living room or even in your kitchen; so these tips will serve you in many occasions. You should keep in mind that different types of wallpaper may need a little more or less overlap, but now we see.
The first thing you'll need to do is measure the gap you have left to cover, from the last plank to the corner. Then add a couple of centimeters (or five to eight if it's a thicker paper) and cut a new strip of wallpaper. Start laying it the same way you've been laying it up to this area.
For the crucial moment of the angle, we recommend that you use a special wide spatula for wallpaper, or even a long ruler. Press the material well so that it is fixed to the corner. Then, the remaining two centimeters will be pressed against the adjoining wall, and this will be our overlap.
Now it's time to place the wallpaper on the other side, which is not too complicated if you are using a thin paper. You will only have to take a strip and cover the overlap that we have created before, crossing to the other wall and aligning the patterns perfectly so that the result is aesthetic. Remember to use a level or a plumb line to make sure it is perfectly straight, as the corners are not always straight.
In the case of low grammage wallpaper, the small overlap of two centimeters on each side will not be appreciated optically. This is not the case with thick wallpaper, so we recommend you to leave a little more margin and use the technique called double joint cutting.
Wallpapering corners with overlapping thick wallpapers
When we handle vinyl wallpaper or heavyweight, it is interesting to opt for the double cut joint, as it creates an invisible transition from one wall to another. As we have already mentioned, align the strips and place them following the pattern correctly, so that we do not find mismatches later.
After this, you will see that the overlap is quite visible, so we must cut that area where they overlap. Use a box cutter or a blade specially designed for double joints, it will be the best tool. With a long ruler or a metal profile, create a line in the corner where they intersect and use the cutter or blade to cut, being careful not to damage the wall.
Then simply remove the stripes of wallpaper on both sides of the corner, which should still maintain the pattern if done properly. Remove any glue or adhesive paste and it will be perfect.
Placing wallpaper in corners
When the corner is facing outwards, you won't have too much trouble if you follow the same advice as before. Overlapping is again the best option, both for thick or vinyl wallpaper as well as for thinner papers. Be sure to keep the iron straight and arrange the patterns so that they run their course correctly.
Corners are usually straighter than corners, so you will have an easier time lining everything up. Remember, whenever you are going to use overlapping, leave between 2 and 8 centimeters depending on the technique you want to use.
In this case, the corners have greater visibility than the corners, so we recommend double cutting (especially if you already have some experience). Although the thin papers will still look good and you will not notice the overlapping, the heavier papers will have an unsightly result when mounted one on top of the other.