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Papering a stairwell

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Always start with the longest length. If you lack experience, you will find it easier to use a paper without a matching pattern.

Cut a length long enough to reach the ceiling and the lowest edge of the sloping skirting board below. You will need to build a work platform and secure it over the stairs.

Use a plumb line to get the first straight edge and mark the wall as a guide. It is advisable to have somebody helping with the longer lengths.

Get someone to take the weight of the sections while you position the top edge, by supporting with an upturned broom. Otherwise drape the sections over one arm, while smoothing into position with the other.

Position the length and brush away air bubbles during hanging. Press the bottom of the paper against the edge of the skirting and check the length is smooth before trimming each end.

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