How to Hang Peel and Stick Borders
Equipment List (not all items are always needed)
Scissors, measuring tape, pencil, sharp utility knife, and the BORDER, of course.
- Always start your border in the most inconspicuous place on your wall. Because when you come back around, your border will probably not match. If you drop your border somewhere down below the window or door jambs, you never have to worry about your border not matching. Running your border into the side of windows or doors will fix it so you don't have to match.
- The best thing about a peel and stick border, is you can put it up by yourself. To start, peel just one foot of the back away and press your border to the wall. Continue pulling small amounts of the backing off while pressing your border to the wall.
- To match one border to another on the wall, overlap the second border onto the first border until the pattern matches. Complete putting up the second border. Then go back to the area that you overlapped and using a sharp utility knife and a ruler, cut a straight line from the ceiling down, through the two borders where they overlap. Then peel off the top piece of the border that is no longer attached. Peel back the second border far enough to grab the last piece of the first border, that is now no longer attached, and remove it from the wall. Then smooth the two pieces back down and you should have a continuous pattern through your border one to your border two. Repeat the process if you are hanging more than two borders.
- If you are hanging a solid border, you only need to over lap an inch. Then cut right down the middle of the inch, and follow the instructions in #3. This will keep your border from looking like it is overlapping.
- Then stand back and enjoy the new look of your room.
Note 1: Don't just think of wallpaper and border as a wall decoration only. You can use wallpaper to change the look of furniture. It's a simple and inexpensive way to make furniture look new again.
You can download the instructions here