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sloping ceiling

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by billozz, 5 Dec 2011.

  1. billozz

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    i am papering a bedroom and at one end of the room the ceiling slopes down, i am going to paper this as if it was the wall i.e. just going from floor to ceiling with the wallpaper, my question is should i try to hang the paper in one go or should i treat the places where it goes from vertical to the slope as a corner i.e. go round slightly then over paper, if i do this i have the added problem of trying to match the pattern. not sure if i have explained it very well but hope someone can understand
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    bill
    i have done a profile drawing of the wall so that you can see my problem
     
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    blimey 16 views no answers, dont tell me ive baffled you all
     
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    You've baffled me billozz. :confused:

    I've read it 4 times now and I still can't figure out what's going on and that's me with an IQ of 150 :)

    Put a picture up....it paints a thousand words y'know :idea:
     
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    its not baffling its just your drawing is pretty poor. some pictures would be more telling!
     
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    Well I read it a couple of times and it baffled me.

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    I think I get it. The drawing is the wall you want to paper.

    I would do the top vertical bit and the horizontal bit in one piece of paper.

    And the remaining, lower section in another piece of paper.

    I would do the larger, lower section first, ensuring the pattern is level with any other walls you have papered.

    I would then do the top section, again ensuring the pattern on the short vertical bit is level with any other walls you have papered.

    Obviously the pattern won't match at that internal corner near the top, but that doesn't matter at all.
     
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    Don't understand why people are so confused with the explanation.

    Theres only two ways to tackle this. One piece or sparkwight's suggestion.
    I would try this in one piece. This will ensure the pattern matches. Just make sure you use plenty of paste and spend more time than normal brushing the paper to ensure you have full contact will the walls in all places.
     
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    The confusion stems from the fact that a Decorator would not be able to give the correct advice based both on the advice and scribble of which has been offered, and with regard to using plenty of paste, lets just hope that the op doesn't intend to hang perhaps a handprint or flock.

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    I think trying to paper round that lot in ONE PIECE could be proplematic, as the corners and bends will no doubt be out of true and the paper will end up crooked and badly fitting.
     
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    What lot, all I can see is a pencil scribe, how on earth can advice be offered with regard to the hanging of any wallcovering over something that cannot be seen. Let alone the the type of wallpaper/covering that the op intends to hang, furthermore does it have a pattern repeat, and if so, is it perhaps a free, set, or drop match pattern. Also is it paintable.

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    It looks like my dentists drill :D

    So.. wait a bit ..
    You're going to paper some of the ceiling.. as if it was the wall -

    Starting from the floor ..


    I'm nearly there
    :confused:
    Is it a Laura Ashley :?:
     
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    Why not paint the 90 degree angle in with the ceiling and paper the rest?
     
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    One possible remedy perhaps.

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    ok ive taken a pic to try to explain the prob, although my drawing isnt great it does look like a profile of the room, anyway hopefully the pic will show it better, it doesnt matter about the type of paper, actually its viynl but all im afetr is a bit of help with how to hang it, 1 piece.....so many corners to go round it will run out, more than one piece .......how then do you match the pattern without the jjoins showing up, i cant believe that this is such an unusual situation.
    all help verry much appreciated
    thanks
    Bill
     
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    One piece.
     
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