After all the time, energy and money that went into discovering your new home, personalizing it can be a daunting prospect. You do not need to repaint an entire room or paper all of its walls to give a facelift that is stylistic to it: A decorative edge packs a great deal of punch for work that is less. Select a border that is prepasted, and you also cut down the setup attempt further. Hang the edge below the ceiling or crown molding for the simplest installation, or hang it across the top or bottom third of the wall to produce a design statement that is dramatic.
Sand the paint on the walls in which you intend to hang your edge. Wash wall’s strip with water and a sponge, and rinse with water. Allow it to dry.
Paint a background primer-sealer onto wall’s strip. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make certain that the primer-sealer is effective.
Use a pencil, a level and a measuring tape to mark a line in which you want the border’s top or bottom or employ a laser level to indicate that the line. If the edge is hanging in the joint of the ceiling and the wall, you can use the ceiling.
Stand facing the area’s least corner. Hang a plumb bob and line immediately to the right of the corner. Using a pen, mark the perpendicular line in which you intend to hang the edge, it indicates on the wall in the level. Corners are seldom square, and this mark can help you hang the edge straight.
Measure the length of each wall using all the tape measure. Facing walls could be slightly different lengths measure each one, because corners aren’t usually perfectly square. Cut a strip of edge for each wall using a utility knife. Leave three or four inches on each strip.
Fill a water tray. Roll a strip of edge into a tube shape that is loose, together with the side. Soak the edge in the water for the amount of time specified by the border’s manufacturer.
Tug on the conclusion of the tubing of boundary paper, unrolling it. When you’ve pulled out a few feet of paper, fold it back on itself, together with the pattern on the outside. Pulling feet of edge and folding out the strip accordion-style together with the sides together. This is called”booking” the edge, and it enables the paste to activate and the paper to expand into its true size. Allow the border the manufacturer specifies.
Unfold border’s strip. Align one end together with the plumb line that you drew at the least corner of the room. If you’ve marked a flat for the edge, align the paper together with the level align it with the joint between the ceiling and the wall.
Smooth the edge onto the wall by means of a vinyl smoother or background brush. Work slowly and carefully, maintaining the edge adapting with the flat or the ceiling. Continue this way until you reach the next corner.
Wrap the extra inches in the conclusion of the border strip above the corner, and also smooth the edge on the wall you have been papering all the way. Smooth the surplus onto the wall. Reduce the excess to 1/4 inch, with a straight edge and a sharp utility knife.
Book and unfold the next strip of boundary. If needed to guarantee the pattern is constant, match the pattern from the corner on the new strip into the pattern on the strip, trimming. Twist above the previous strip’s surplus 1/4 inch, with the plumb bob and line to be certain that that the strip is straight. Reduce the top layer of the overlap.
Continue using the edge. Use a damp sponge to wipe off excess paste in the walls and the front of the edge as you go.