Wallpaper will be part of the life of your home for a long time. It will be placed in rooms where you will spend a lot of your time. It is therefore normal for it to suffer wear and tear and over time it may crack. This is especially true if the wallpaper is in children's rooms where the kids are less careful.

In some parts of your home, the wallpaper is more likely to get damaged. In areas where there is a lot of foot traffic, such as corridors and hallways, there will be more breakages. Where there is rubbing against moving furniture such as sofas or chairs, the wallpaper is also more likely to tear.


It is not uncommon for wallpaper to get damaged. But it is true that it does detract from this decorative resource, although not enough to make it necessary to change it completely. You are probably wondering what can be done in these cases. There are solutions for repairing the paper that achieve very effective results.

A good tip is to save the leftovers left over after installing the wallpaper. They will be the key to fixing much of the damage that can occur.


Tips for fixing your damaged wallpaper

A small tear is the easiest thing to fix. Just cut out the damaged part, remove it and replace it with an equivalent piece of leftover wallpaper that you have in storage. You can use glue or joint glue to make that piece of wallpaper preferable. You will find it especially useful to mark the line where you are going to make the cut with paper and a ruler.

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This operation is preferable to gluing it directly on top of the tear. The patched area will be too noticeable and the imperfection will be even more evident. Avoid this remedy whenever possible, as it will create a lot of volume that can be quite conspicuous.

If the damaged area is larger, then you can consider replacing the entire strip of wallpaper. The entire installation process should be carried out, but with the utmost care not to damage the surrounding wallpaper. 

Joints are one of the critical areas where damage tends to occur, so it is always a good idea to have adhesive available for repairs. As always, if the installation has been done properly, it is very unlikely that the joints will lift.

A very useful tip when repairing damaged wallpaper is to check if the wall has also suffered damage. If this is the case then it needs to be repaired before replacing the wallpaper. You can use a dough and sandpaper to get the smooth surface you need to make the wallpaper look perfect.


What to keep in mind when repairing damaged paper

Act as soon as you detect the damage as it is very likely to grow in a very short time. This is a must if you have small children or pets at home. A torn piece of paper is very tempting for these family members. Pulling on it and causing a bigger mess is great fun for them.

It is also important that you have the right tools such as a wallpaper cutter, joint cutters and the aforementioned adhesive (although wallpaper glue can also work).

In any case, and depending on the area where the damaged wallpaper is, you can always choose to conceal it by using a picture or any piece of furniture. This way you can continue to enjoy the decoration without having to notice the damage. The choice of wallpaper is essential if you want to avoid damage.

At Alf&Mabi we have a wide range of textile-based wallpapers (TNT) that are characterised by their easy maintenance and durability. Get an impeccable look for your home and you will also be able to enjoy the latest designs that are currently trending. Enter our website to check them out!

herramientas adecuadas como un cúter para papel pintado, cuchillas para juntas y el ya mencionado adhesivo (aunque la cola para empapelar también te puede servir).

En cualquier caso, y dependiendo de la zona en la que se encuentre el papel pintado dañado, siempre puedes optar por disimularlo usando un cuadro o cualquier mueble. Así podrás seguir disfrutando de la decoración sin tener que notar los desperfectos.

La elección del papel pintado es fundamental si quieres evitar que se produzcan daños.

En Alf&Mabi contamos con un amplio catálogo de papeles pintados de base textil (TNT) que se caracterizan por su fácil mantenimiento y su gran durabilidad. Consigue un aspecto impecable para tu hogar y además podrás disfrutar de los diseños más actuales que son tendencia en la actualidad. ¡Entra en nuestra web para comprobarlo!

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