Though hanging Wallpaper Borders can be an inexpensive way of adding some color and style to your room décor, it can also be time consuming and strenuous. And if you're not careful enough, you might end up with a not so good-looking wall covering.
The first thing to remember before hanging a Wallpaper Border is to find an experienced person who can lend you a hand. This is especially important if it's your first time. Then decide which corner of the room you want to begin applying the Border.
Turn of electrical power and remove all switch plates and outlet covers. Clean surface of the wall and make sure the entire area where you're going hang the Border is dry. Paper paste will not stick on walls that are dirty or moist. Don't forget to fix holes, cracks, loose paint or plaster, and remove old wall covering on the wall.
Choose an area of the wall where you want to start hanging the paper (the least conspicuous is the best). From here, measure a gap about half an inch shorter than the width of the border. Mark this with a pencil, and through this mark, draw a vertical line from where you want the Bordering to start till the end using a level.
Use Border adhesive to paste the Border. Some Wallpaper borders are pre-coated so you don't have to buy additional pastes. Lightly sand slick the wall before installing the border on painted walls.
After you're done pasting the paper on the wall, use a smoothing brush to remove any wrinkles or bubbles that may appear, starting from the middle out. Be careful not to push too hard in order to avoid ripping the paper. Then trim excess paper as necessary with a razor or a knife.