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Wallpapering an arched alcove

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by QuestionsQuestions, 31 May 2017.

  1. QuestionsQuestions

    QuestionsQuestions

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    Hi I am looking for advice on how to wallpaper the wall in an arched alcove.
    I only want to paper on the back wall part which is arched.
    The wall is 138cm wide (the paper is in 3 strips 46cm wide giving a mural effect)
    Any advice / experiences of what to do or what not to do

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Bosswhite

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    Cant see a problem, take a middle line in the alcove 69cm, middle line of first piece of wallpaper 23cm, hang, then this will leave you 46cm either side and the pattern is dead centre.
     
  3. misterhelpful

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    To make life easy when hanging, trim most of the excess off the top of each sheet to give a curve before pasting, leaving a few cms to trim away when it is on the wall. You can then cut small 'vertical' slits in the top edge of the excess paper which will allow you to bend it around the curve and give you a more accurate line to work with for final trimming.
     
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