Should You Hire A Pro When Installing Wallpaper?

Should You Hire A Pro When Installing Wallpaper?

When installing wallpaper, should you do it yourself or hire a professional?

Installing wallpaper in your house is one of the most cost-effective methods to add the zing it has been missing. The dilemma is, should you install it yourself or engage a professional?

To be honest, hanging wallpaper does not have to be a stressful activity. With the correct equipment, a helper, and enough time and patience, you could find your secret gift for wallpaper installation.

On the other hand, there may be situations when it is more appropriate to delegate the task to professionals. Here is a brief comparison to help you make a decision.

Why Hire a Professional to Install Wallpaper?

Wallpaper hanging is a very intricate technique that professionals have mastered.
For begin, they prepare the room prior to hanging by removing plug covers. They will also take all of the dimensions for your room to ensure that they purchase adequate wallpaper. This might be a difficult task for inexperienced wallpaper hangers.

Also, if you're installing wallpaper in a space with a lot of weird workarounds, like toilets, pedestal sinks, or several windows, hiring a professional is typically the best option. They are used to these issues and can expedite the process with minimal guessing.

Finally, employing a professional eliminates the need for you to devote your valuable time to the project. You receive all the results without having to do any of the hard lifting, and you can be confident that the task will be completed successfully.

Case for DIY Wallpaper Hanging

There's something exhilarating about devoting your own time and effort to home renovations. Even if you've never hung wallpaper before, choosing to DIY allows you to learn something new.

If you want to hang your own wallpaper, you'll need wallpaper (of course), glue, rollers, a smoothing tool, and a razor. You may want to get a few drop cloths or plastic sheeting to prevent drips and spills on your floor, but it is not too nasty.

The technique is simple:

First, draw a test line to ensure that the first sheet is level. Roll adhesive onto the wall and then hang your wallpaper panels from top to bottom.

Smooth any bubbles using a smoothing tool. Trim the extra wallpaper with a razor to get a sharp, clean edge.


When you break down wallpaper installation into smaller phases, it becomes far less intimidating.

As long as you have good equipment and don't rush the process, you may become an excellent DIY wallpaper installer after only one room.

Installing Wallpaper—Your Way

Perhaps you've heard horror stories from homeowners who went the DIY route: bubbles, uneven seams, or unintentional tears might derail your plans. Perhaps you know that legendary episode of "I Love Lucy" in which she hastily drapes vertical-striped wallpaper, resulting in an unintentionally confusing effect.

There is no one optimum way for putting wallpaper. At Walloro, we believe in doing whatever you feel comfortable with and letting the results speak for themselves.

Get inspired by browsing our freshly uploaded wallpaper patterns.

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