Wallpapering around a corner

When papering round a corner. Trim the paper so that 13mm turns the corner. Paste in position and then cover the overlap with the next piece.

Halving time when trimming wallpaper

Use a pencil to mark off 75 mm 3 in and 300 mm 12 in intervals along both sides of a pasting table. These marks will be a useful and permanent guide and will save a great deal of repetitive work with a straight-edge, particularly when identical lengths of paper have to be trimmed.


There is a wide range of wallpaper types, some of which are ready pasted.

Anaglypta. A strong embossed wallpaper; its variant – Supa-glypta – is even stronger and more deeply embossed. Both are suitable for covering crazed plaster.

Common. Normally machine-printed and available in a variety of weights and qualities.

Embossed. Available in light, medium or heavy weights. Heavy embossed wallpaper – called duplex – is a two-layer laminate.

Flock paper. Silk, nylon or wool cuttings are glued to the surface of the paper during manufacture to give it a velvety texture.

In-grain. Contains wood chips and has a rough texture.

Mica print. Has a satin-like look.

Moire. Has a watered silk look.

Textured paper. Often used to cover badly cracked ceilings and walls. The surface can be painted.

Vinyl paper. A paper-backed PVC paper, which is very tough and washable and often selected for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

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