How to fix wallpaper

Repair peeling or bubbling wallpaper yourself with a few simple supplies and these pro techniques.

By Jennifer Noonan and Bob Vila | Updated Feb 10, 2021 12:46 PM

How to fix wallpaper

Q: We’ve bought our dream fixer-upper and are slowly DIY-ing our way through each room. One of the bedrooms has some vintage wallpaper I really love, but it’s peeling in some places. Is there anything I can do to fix it—or at least prevent future wallpaper peeling?

A: Congrats on what sounds like an awesome project—despite the peeling wallpaper, which is common in older homes. One reason is a lack of ideal humidity conditions; over time, too much humidity can weaken the adhesive behind the paper. Inferior or an inadequate amount of glue could also be causing the problem, or perhaps small bubbles that didn’t get smoothed properly during installation is to blame. Fortunately, peeling wallpaper is a fairly easy fix that even a novice DIY-er can handle with some inexpensive tools and supplies.

How to fix wallpaper

You can re-glue any wallpaper that’s peeling at the seams.

Both pre-pasted and traditional wallpaper may begin to peel in the places where two strips meet. With pre-pasted paper, the adhesive may not have been fully applied during manufacture. Seams may also become loose if too much paste was squeezed out of the seam during installation. Start by gently pulling the wallpaper back to where it fully adheres to the wall. Then, using a small artist’s paintbrush, spread some wallpaper seam adhesive onto the wall under the seam. Smooth the wallpaper back down over the adhesive and use a small wooden seam roller (a specialty wallpapering tool available on Amazon or at home improvement stores) to flatten it completely. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any errant adhesive that may have squeezed out onto the wallpaper.

Fix an air bubble by injecting new adhesive.

If trapped air is not fully purged and smoothed away from under the wallpaper during installation, small blisters or bubbles can appear over time, causing the paper to come away from the wall. Before you attempt a fix, feel the bubbled area with your finger to be sure it is indeed just air, and there is nothing trapped underneath it. Once you confirm that it’s just air, fill a small adhesive syringe (available on Amazon as well as at home improvement stores) with wallpaper adhesive. Insert the tip of the syringe through the paper directly into the bubble and push in a small amount of adhesive. Then smooth the paper down with a seam roller, and use a damp cloth or sponge to clean up any extra adhesive that may have squeezed out.

How to fix wallpaper

Remove foreign objects from beneath wallpaper carefully.

A bubble may also appear under wallpaper if a speck of dirt or some other foreign object became trapped under the paper during installation. Over time, humidity will force air to surround that object and form a bubble that will cause the wallpaper to peel. If you feel an object under an air bubble, cut a small slit in the paper with an Exacto knife or razor blade, then carefully remove the object with tweezers. Next, inject wallpaper adhesive behind the slit with an adhesive syringe and roll the area flat again with a seam roller. Finish up with a damp cloth or sponge to clean up any excess adhesive.

Proper precautions can prevent wallpaper from peeling.

When installing new wallpaper, prep the surface, smooth properly, and maintain ideal humidity in the room to avoid wallpaper peeling and bubbles in the future.

While we’re all in agreement that wallpaper is an excellent design tool to spruce up the look of any room, wallpapering for beginners can be a bit of a challenge. Let’s face it, it’s easy for even experienced DIY-ers to make a little blunder or two when it comes to how to remove wallpaper with a steamer and how to hang wallpaper on a wall.

Learn some essential wallpapering tips to help you nip problems in the bud and you won’t have to endure the process of papering from scratch. We’ve put together a list of solutions for some of the most common wallpapering mistakes that beginners tend to make.

But first, the most essential wallpapering tip: Take. Your. Time. Rushing to finish the job is sure to result in a blunder or three.

The Mistake:
Trapped bubbles

The Fix: If you spot bubbles or blisters post-application, don’t stress. Fix it by arming yourself with the right wallpaper tools: a sharp knife, a glue injector and seam wallpaper paste/ adhesive.

Cut a small slit along the side the air bubble using your utility knife. Insert the glue injector into the slit and inject a bit of seam adhesive inside. Carefully press out any excess and wipe off. Use a soft, clean cloth to gently flatten the bubble.

The best way to stop your wallpaper from bubbling in the first place? Careful prevention at the application stage. Hang each strip slowly and steadily. Smooth out any bumps that you spot along the way, no matter how tiny they are. Once you’ve hung each strip up, smooth from the centre using a soft, clean cloth and applying light pressure.

The Mistake: Curled seams

The Fix:
Wallpaper edges curling up at the seam could be the result of not applying enough adhesive when pasting. Take deep breaths and deal with it in a couple of easy steps.

Start by dampening the area with warm water. Carefully lift the edge and apply wallpaper adhesive under it. Gently flatten the seam using light pressure and a soft cloth. Wipe away any excess glue – and you’re all set.

The Mistake: Peeling edges

The Fix: Sand down the wall underneath the peeling edge and reapply using a generous amount of wallpaper paste. If your wallpaper edges keep peeling, it might be time to re-evaluate the wallpaper paste you’re using. Check if you’ve mixed it properly or invest in a different brand (*cough*, like Lick!).

How to fix wallpaper

Wallpaper can lose its adhesiveness for a number of reasons. Too much of the adhesive might have squeezed out when you were smoothing the wallpaper during its application. If you used a pre-pasted paper, it’s possible that the adhesive was weak to begin with. Once the paper’s bond to the wall weakens, the paper begins lifting away. Try to repair loose wallpaper as soon as you notice it, since the longer it is loose the more the edges are likely to curl, making repair even more difficult.

Small Repairs

Moisten a sponge with water until it is wet but not dripping. Gently apply the sponge to the top of the loose edge to soften the old adhesive.

Apply a wallpaper seam adhesive by squeezing the tube until a thin stream comes out of the nozzle. Squeeze out a small amount to tack down loose seams. Don’t apply the adhesive to the point that it is drippy or oozing out, because any that remains on the wallpaper’s surface will have a glossy appearance once it dries.

Gently rub a wet sponge over the repair, turning it each time to avoid getting adhesive on the wallpaper. This helps seal the seam and removes any excess adhesive from the wall.

Larger or More Difficult Repairs

Gently rub a moistened sponge over of the section of loose wallpaper. Carefully raise the lifted edge, using a putty knife.

Squirt some wallpaper adhesive into a small paint tray or dish. Dip a small paint brush into the glue and use it to apply a thin even coat of glue to the back of the loosened wallpaper.

Smooth the paper down and gently rub a clean moist sponge over the repair. If bubbles form beneath the surface, run a seam roller or squeegee over the freshly glued portion of the paper, moving it from the undamaged section towards where it has come loose.

Apply blue painter’s tape to seams that continue to curl even after they are re-glued. After all the adhesive is wiped from the wallpaper’s surface, place tape over the seam, starting at both ends and working toward the middle. Allow the repair to dry for 24 hours, then carefully remove the tape. Seams loosened more than an inch wide will require a longer drying time.

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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.

Nobody likes them, but even with the greatest care, they are inevitable: damages of all shapes and sizes, of many different types and to various extents. It’s just in the nature of things that the wall with damaged wallpapers will almost always be in full view. It seems that our eyes are magically drawn to the damaged area. It soon becomes a source of irritation and will annoy us constantly.

Repairing the damage can be quite a challenge, especially with patterned or motif wallpapers, or those with a high-quality structure or special surface. But fear not: with our useful hints and tips, you’ll be on top of the situation in no time. With a bit of skill and patience, many issues can be solved quite easily. Having said that, more significant types of damage sometimes simply cannot be repaired – but there are a few tricks that will conceal the problem.

Don’t worry about damages

Accidents will happen, and so it is inevitable that the odd sharp object will fly through the air, land on the wallpaper and take a small piece of it with it. Moving furniture, day-to-day housework or putting nails and screw into walls can also have a negative effect on walls and wallpaper. And if your beloved pet decides to sharpen its claws on the wall, it’s not only time to fix the damage but also to tackle the reasons (see: The cat’s (or dog’s) whiskers! Which wallpapers are suitable for pet owners?).

Children often play in lounges and kitchens, and this can lead to unwanted marks on wallpaper, too. This is completely normal, and there are solutions for most problems – and if there aren’t, there are some tricks that can help cover up any damages – and there’s always the thought of a new wallpaper to make you feel better! It’s certainly something to look forward to.

Basic tools for wallpaper repairs

You are probably aware that it is always a good idea to order a bit more of your chosen wallpaper – an extra roll (or better yet, two) will come in handy if you need to do some repairs. Once the wallpaper paste has been mixed, it can only be used for a certain amount of time – and if you need it for repairs months or even years later, it certainly isn’t usable any longer. Ready-mixed repair adhesive is available in DIY shops in tubes, or as a liquid concentrate made especially for those cases. Depending on wallpaper characteristics, you can choose between different types of adhesive. If you need to replace entire lengths/strips of wallpaper, you should mix a new packet of wallpaper paste.

Soft, lint-free cloth and rags, fine paintbrushes, a seam roller and a cutter knife are essential repair tools. Set everything up within reach and always make sure you have enough time on your hands and aren’t under time pressure or stress.

Open Seams

This isn’t damage in the true sense, but one of the most frequent problems after wallpapering. It is also unsightly. Armed with a tube of special wallpaper glue and a fine paintbrush, you can fix the open seam in no time. First of all, lift the wallpaper along the seam as carefully as possible in order to be able to treat all dry areas beneath. Then apply the glue to the wall or the underside of the wallpaper and use a clean cloth to carefully smooth it back in place. Now remove any surplus glue with another clean cloth, dry the area and go over it with a seam roller. Voilà! Done and dusted!

Typical damages and how to do repairs and touch-ups

There follows an overview over the most common damages and reasons for wallpaper repairs (and the best solutions, too!).

The top layer is damaged but the wallpaper hasn’t come off

Sometimes just the top layer is slightly damaged, but it hasn’t come off or hangs off the wall. In those cases, you can use wallpaper paste or adhesive to carefully stick the top layer onto the carrier material. Please take extra care when pressing the top layer onto the carrier material, as it might rip once wet.

How to fix wallpaper

How to fix wallpaper

Before putting up the replacement wallpaper piece, check the wall. Damages often go deeper, which might necessitate treating the actual wall surface. If dispersion adhesive was used to put up the wallpaper, you first need to remove all remnants of the adhesive. In order to ensure that the new piece will stick to the wall properly, the wall beneath it needs to be clean and smooth – you might even have to apply some deep primer.

Replacing entire strips of wallpaper

If the entire strip of wallpaper is damaged or dirty, it might be easier to just remove the whole strip and replace it with a new one. An example for this would be a new power line involving long cuts in the brickwork.

Non-woven wallpapers are especially suitable for replacing whole strips as they can simply be pulled off. Nevertheless, it is advisable to act with caution so the adjacent strips aren’t damaged in the process. For paper-based, vinyl and other wallpaper types that need to be scored and soaked before removal, the risk of damaging adjacent strips is even greater, so think before you act.

When cutting the new strip of wallpaper, please remember to add the rapport and pay special attention to the pattern alignment. If the wallpaper adhesive is put directly onto the wall, special care should be given to the side seams towards the “neighbouring” strips. Damp remnants of adhesive should immediately be removed from the undamaged strips. Find more useful tips regarding pattern alignment and rapport in our wallpaper guide How to cut wallpaper correctly.

As with partial replacements, the surface needs the be checked before putting up new strips of wallpaper.

How to fix wallpaper

Around windows, opulent drapes or long curtains can be effective in hiding damages, and they help keep the warmth in and curious eyes out.

As wallpaper ages, it can tear, its edges can work loose, and bubbles may appear beneath it. In many cases repair is possible, but in other cases the only solution is to patch or replace the damaged wallpaper. For this reason, after a new installation, always save some for repairs.

Tears and loose edges are part of normal household wear and tear. A simple tear can be re-glued to be almost unnoticeable. Seams that have lifted also can be re-glued. Wallcovering stores sell mending kits that include contact cement and wood rollers to press the repair back down.

To reglue loose edges, moisten the area and lift the wallpaper away from the wall. Apply a thin layer of adhesive to the back of the loose paper, press it back into place, roll it, and then sponge off any extra adhesive.

Where repair is not possible—as in the case of a damaged section or a section that has become dirtier than you can tolerate (most contemporary wallpaper is washable, but older papers may not be; to test if your wallpaper is, sponge down a small section in an inconspicuous area with a mild detergent in water)—the only solution is to patch or replace the damaged or offending section of wallpaper.

In addition to contact cement and wood rollers, mending kits include small pieces of various color papers to match (more or less) most walls. If you had the presence of mind to have saved some pieces from the installation, use one of those.

How to Patch Wallpaper

To make a patch, cut a square larger than the existing area to be patched and align the pattern. Use masking tape or tacks to attach the patch to the wall. Cut through the patch and the wallpaper with a utility knife and straightedge as shown at left. Put the patch aside and dampen the wallpaper with a wet sponge. It should peel right off. Align the patterns of the replacement piece with the original wallpaper.

Clean the wall and let it dry. Spread a thin layer of adhesive to the back of the patch and carefully put it in place on the wall as shown at right. Use a seam roller to smooth it gently and affix it firmly in place. Quickly wipe away any adhesive that spreads onto the surrounding wallpaper.

Fixing Wallpaper Bubbles

Bubbles in wallpaper may be an indication that whoever applied it did not use enough glue in certain places or failed to use a roller to press the paper firmly to the wall. Bubbles may also be an indication of moisture problems in the wall—make a close inspection to determine if this is the case and then take the necessary remedial steps.

To repair bubbles, moisten the area with a clean, damp cloth. Using a utility knife or sharp razor blade, slit the bubble. Avoid making a straight cut—a V-shaped slit or one that follows the wallpaper’s pattern will conceal the cut and make gluing easier. With a narrow putty knife, force glue through the slit. Use a damp sponge to spread the glue so it completely fills the area beneath the bubble; press the wallpaper smoothly to the wall and roll.

Or, you can use a syringe-like glue injector, available at home centers, to inject wallpaper adhesive into the bubble’s center. Use a roller to work the adhesive throughout the bubble, and squeeze the excess back out through the hole. Wipe away the excess with a damp sponge.

Reseating Wallpaper Seams

Reseating a peeling wallpaper seam is a very simple DIY task, and the results can dramatically increase the appearance of your walls. Here’s how to do it in just a couple minutes: Apply adhesive. Reseat the wallpaper.

1 Apply new adhesive
Moisten the peeling or damaged portion of the seam. Then carefully lift up the loose section of wallpaper and, using a small brush, apply a thin, even coating of wallpaper glue or adhesive to the underside of the piece you wish to reattach.

2 Reseat the wallpaper seam
Press the piece of wallpaper back into place. Clean off any areas of excess adhesive with a sponge or damp cloth. Make sure not to soak the wallpaper too much or you run the risk of loosening the adhesive you’ve just applied. Let the wallpaper dry and you’re done!

If wall speakers have been removed and left you with holes in your wallpaper, hide the evidence with a patch made from leftover paper. Here’s how to do it:

Materials and Tools:

paste brush
utility knife
clean rag
smoothing brush
seam roller
small square
putty knife
wire brush
soft sponge
rubber gloves
safety glasses
wallpaper adhesive
wallpaper remover
painter’s tape
leftover wallpaper


1. If necessary, remove any cover plates in the area to be patched.
2. Position a piece of matching wallpaper against the section of wall where wallpaper is missing, match up the pattern and secure it temporarily with painter’s tape.
3. If the area borders woodwork, press the paper into the seams of the woodwork with a triangle for a tight fit, and cut the paper with a sharp razor. You may need to make two patches to get the patterns lined up on both sides.
4. When everything’s lined up, cut the patch to fit with a triangle and the utility knife.
5. Tape all the seams down with painter’s tape.
6. If the patch is larger than the original hole, remove the wallpaper beneath the patch with wallpaper remover and a putty knife. Score the old paper with your utility knife so the remover soaks in. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves while removing paper.
7. Clean up the wall with a damp sponge. Fill in any holes with spackle.
8. If your paper doesn’t contain adhesive, spread an even layer of paste over the back of your patch. Work from the center to the edge, and then fold each piece in half without creasing and let the paper absorb the paste for about five minutes.
9. Position the paper on the wall, being sure to match up the patterns. Smooth it out with a smoothing brush.
10. Use a seam roller to get a tight seam.
11. To reveal a utility box, cut an "X" into the paper over the box and fold the flaps back. Reattach the cover plate.

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A bold wallpaper can bring style to any room. Whether you’re trying to salvage the wallpaper in your vintage farmhouse or you had a less than ideal application on your first try, sometimes wallpaper needs a little extra help to look its best.

Peeling seams, bubbles, and tears can all happen throughout wallpaper’s life and it may seem like your only option is to rip it out and start over. But that is not always the case! Many common wallpaper issues can be fixed fairly easily as long as you’re willing to spend some time and have some patience with the project.

Why is My Wallpaper Peeling?

Though the age of wallpaper plays a big part in its appearance and overall well-being, it can also start to peel away from exposure to high humidity or issues with the initial installation, such as dust or debris under the paper or an inappropriate amount of (and quality of) adhesive used. No matter the cause of your wallpaper to not stick, with the proper care your walls can look as good as new.

Assess the current state of your wallpaper and note any imperfections. If they fall into the categories below, good news! You can repair them. Be patient and work slowly with the repairs in order to avoid damaging the wallpaper further and your wallpapered walls will last for years.

How to Fix Your Peeling Wallpaper Problem

Wallpaper peeling at the seams is one of the most common issues homeowners have. Since it is so common, there are tricks and tools to help you repair this little problem with very minimal effort.

You’ll need a bit of wallpaper seam adhesive (solvite wallpaper repair adhesive is good), a small paintbrush, and a seam roller, all of which you can find at your local hardware store or online easily.

How to fix wallpaper

First, take the peeling wallpaper and peel it back to the point at which it is still firmly adhered to your wall. The amount peeling from the wall may be so small you cannot grab it, that’s fine. You can still follow the next steps.

How to fix wallpaper

Take a small paintbrush and apply the seam adhesive as best as you can to the underside of the wallpaper and then use the seam roller to gently press the wallpaper back to the wall. Use a damp, not wet, cloth to wipe off any excess adhesive.

Getting Rid of Wallpaper Bubbles.

The first step in fixing wallpaper bubbles is to find out if the bubble is just trapped air or if there is a piece of dirt or debris from installation that bubbled up due to humidity over the years. Once you’ve established the cause, you can work on the solution.

For simple air bubbles, you can purchase an adhesive syringe, made specifically for this issue. Very carefully insert a filled syringe into the air bubble and gently fill the air bubble with adhesive. Use a seam roller to firmly press the air bubble down and a damp cloth to wipe away any adhesive that seeps out.

If you feel a piece of debris where the air bubble appears, you’ll need to cut a small slit in the wallpaper and remove the problem-causing speck with a pair of tweezers. Use an adhesive syringe to apply more adhesive behind the wallpaper and roll it smooth with a seam roller. Be sure to wipe up any extra adhesive with a damp cloth.

How to Avoid Peeling Seams and Air Bubbles.

If you do end up having to re-install wallpaper or just decide to add character to another room in your home, there are steps you can take to ensure long-lasting life from your freshly hung wallpaper.

  • Clean the area thoroughly before you begin. As noted above, dust and debris can wreak havoc on your wallpaper down the road.
  • Use the right amount of pressure when smoothing wallpaper. Pressing too hard can cause the adhesive to seep out, making it prime for peeling later on.
  • Always start in the center of your wall and smooth wallpaper outward to avoid air bubbles.

So there you have it. With a little patience and some simple repairs, damaged wallpaper can look like new again. Invest in quality tools and do a proper job and you’ll enjoy your wallpaper for years to come.

With lots of different types of wallpaper like paste the wall now widely available, it’s becoming easier than ever to hang your own wallpaper . But there are still some wallpaper problems that often crop up, the four most common being: bubbles in your wallpaper, lifting or peeling, marks and stains and visible joins.

Luckily though, they’re all quick and easy to fix when you know how.

How to fix wallpaper


Bubbles are the most common wallpaper problem, and they form when air is trapped underneath your wallpaper. To avoid this, when hanging your wallpaper, smooth down the centre of each drop first, working your way out to the edges. This method pushes any trapped air out from under your paper.

But no matter how careful you are, bubbles can still appear. Frustrating, we know!

To learn how to get rid of bubbles in wallpaper, follow these steps for a quick fix.

Step 1. Use a razor blade or craft/Stanley knife to cut a small slit in the wallpaper along one side of the bubble.

Step 2. Push gently on the bubble to release the trapped air.

Step 3. Insert a small amount of wallpaper glue into the hole. It’s best to use a syringe or glue applicator, which you can pick up at most DIY stores.

Step 4. Smooth the wallpaper down, squeezing out any excess glue and wipe it down with a damp sponge before leaving it to dry.

How to fix wallpaper that is lifting or peeling

Another common wallpaper problem. The seams or corners of your wallpaper can sometimes begin to lift if you squeeze too much adhesive out from under the paper when smoothing it onto the wall. This loss of adhesive can stop the edges from sticking properly.

But fixing wallpaper that is lifting or peeling is really easy; just follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Dip a small brush into your wallpaper adhesive and spread it onto the underside of the lifting seam or corner of wallpaper.

Step 2. Smooth the wallpaper down flat with a smoothing brush or roller.

Step 3. Use a damp sponge to wipe any excess adhesive from the surface of your wallpaper.

How to fix wallpaper

How to fix wallpaper

How to remove marks and stains from wallpaper

Good quality wallpaper is a durable option for your home, but it can still be susceptible to marks and stains.

Luckily, you can easily remove most marks and stains from your wallpaper.

Step 1. Use a duster to remove any loose dust and dirt from the surface of your wallpaper.

Step 2. Make a quick cleaning solution of liquid soap and warm water. Dip a soft cloth into this solution, remove as much excess liquid as possible and then gently buff the mark or stain.

Step 3. Once the mark or stain has disappeared, wipe the wall down with a dry cloth.

How to hide visible gaps in wallpaper seams

It can be a common but no less annoying problem to find that once your wallpaper has dried, there are visible joins between each strip. The gaps are usually more visible if you have a dark wallpaper and light coloured wall or vice versa.

Fixing obvious wallpaper seams is really simple if you follow these steps:

Step 1. Buy a tube of water soluble paint which matches the wallpaper’s darkest colour. Mix a small amount with water in a small pot.

Step 2. Using a fine tip artist’s paintbrush or roller, brush the paint into the visible seam and then wipe away any excess straight away.

Step 3. Repeat this in small sections until all the joins are disguised.

During repair work, each is, that in the end turned out beautiful, renovated apartment. And this is largely dependent on the quality of wallpapering. But often it turns out quite naoborot.Na morning after papering the walls of wallpaper found, they are separated or peeled off at the joints. First question, which is currently interested in is how to fix and how to stick to unstick wallpapers and joints? This article will focus on the causes of these troubles and how to fix them.

Why does appear the joints on the wallpaper?

Absolutely all of the wallpaper, regardless of, they are on a paper or textile backing, They have the ability to swell when exposed to moisture, in this case the glue. And this can be seen even with the naked eye. So, for example, if the width of the wallpaper have two feet and wet glue, they grow a few millimeters. Consequently, when pasting nothing much, and after drying, the paper acquires its original form. As a result, there are gaps between the sheets and visible bare wall. To avoid this, not recommended to soak heavily used stretch of wallpaper. When the sheet gets wet enough, it must immediately stick.

It is important to comply with the instructions and give them the time for impregnation which is indicated. Pasting sheets need to clearly observe the impregnation of each sheet and to prepare only the amount of paste that is capable of the same time interval.

It is important to to prepare the wall for pasting wallpaper and do not forget prime surface.

amount of glue

should not be applied to wallpaper a lot of glue. You need to put that amount of binder, during drying to initially grasp the adhesive mixture, and only then he Sheet, and not vice versa. Be sure to soak the wallpaper edges. As a supplement, expansion joints on the wall and corners Anoint PVA is also necessary to miss the mark and the needle more details about the secrets stickers wallpaper.

trimming blade

Another reason, Why come unstuck from the wall wallpaper, can become the, that the blade edge cut unevenly. One edge may be darker than the other. Therefore, the acquisition is necessary to check the series of each roll – they must be the same. Also worth noting, more cheap wallpaper are increasingly visible joints.

Please respect the rolls, do not place rolls vertically, this leads to bend the edges of the stain and the ends of the rolls. The resulting docked becomes fuzzy and dirt and tread joint will be visually noticeable.

If we take the wallpaper with a pattern in the box, or with a vertical stripe, joints are almost invisible. Importance as transportation and storage conditions purchased wallpaper. Store rolls not recommended factory without packing, and better, if they kept "lying".

How to fix these defects?

The resulting joints on the wallpaper can be corrected. To do this, there are several ways. Very comfortably, if paintable wallpaper. Knocks in this case can be sealed, then paint color selected by their walls. But such manipulation is best done before painting wallpaper.

Attention! Experts do not recommend to use this putty, because over time it will begin to crack and will crumble.

Bubbles and places that were peeled off

To glue joints carefully wallpaper which sometimes moved or bubbles, for this purpose we take 5 cc syringe. It recruit PVA glue, Only you must first check its passage through the needle. If necessary, dilute water. Works by pasting wallpaper made in such a way that the needle does not get stuck in the wall and do not slaughter. It is important to saturate the wallpaper glue and give them time to be melted and then pressed.

Method glue joints wallpaper

If, however, the situation is more complicated, and the need to glue the joints, will have to prepare some tools and materials. For this work need to spray, brush, brush, cushion rubber, glue and warm water. The first step is to moisten the edges and gently pull them together.

After a few minutes, they will absorb moisture, and then you can apply PVA glue. Then follows the connection portion to align, spend on them with a rubber roller. AND, of course, smooth out wrinkles and bubbles are formed vozduha.Kak known, all paper wallpaper can be deformed, so you should not get wet strong paper, otherwise it will just explode, or unevenly distributed.

adequate moisture

Regarding the vinyl or non-woven wallpaper note, that after drying they are highly compressed, back to mind the paramount. In this case, you need to humidify the back side edges, which are supposed to perekleit. In this case, you can use a rubber roller, which does not stretch the paper, but only presses it against the wall surface.

It is important to consider before attaching the wallpaper they must be wet. Note that, the more wholemeal fabric gets wet it becomes more widely. This will help you to dock wallpaper.


There are other ways, how to seal the joints, are used in more serious injuries. First, you need to rub sandpaper front side remaining after work scraps. Next, you need to take tinting paste and dilute it with white glue. To disguise the resulting gap, should cover up its resulting paste. It should be done very carefully. The paste may be the same color, as wallpaper.

It is possible for, that the edges are darker due to the fact, that rolls from different parties or was just purchased defective goods. Therefore, we must be very careful when buying, and look at the ends of the rolls.

Patches and paste

There is another method, how to hide the joints on the wallpaper. But to use it as an option is not suitable for all types of wallpaper. You can make a "patch" of the remaining pieces of wallpaper and paste them as artificial joints. To do this, cut a patch, and connect them to the edges of wallpaper. It is important to accurately align pattern wallpaper and pattern of the finished patch.

It is important to withstand the impregnation of the sheet that the sheet is not severely swollen. When badly is better to use a good flat trowel and a wallpaper knife with a new blade.

If you do everything very carefully, the result is good.

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paper borders

And you can do in a different way. If you have a fantasy, You can use paper borders. The main objective in this case is the selection of the border, which will be treated as the color, and the structure and material, used in its production. You can also mask the areas of disagreement with all sorts of ribbons, curtains. And then, to make of the same material, for example, frame for photos or pictures. We get a very nice and original. No one even realizes, that this was done later, All will be considered, so that initially all expected.

Wary of pencils and markers, at strong application of the pigment may bleed on the wallpaper.

Currently, there are a variety of technologies, using which it is possible to correct the various defects walls, including a gap between the sheets of wallpaper. But it is better to at work to comply with all the rules and take into account all the features of the acquired type of wallpaper, than to look for ways to, how to hide the joints or make them invisible. Write in the comments your repair options Wallpaper.