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Cutting and pasting wallpaper 3

Cutting and pasting wallpaper 2

Folding the pasted wallpaper

first foldFinally, check that there are no gaps or dry areas. Fold over the end at which you started, towards the other end of the table, stopping short of the unpasted section. This will prevent the paste from drying out and will allow you to continue pasting the rest of the length. Do not fold it down hard as this will crease the paper. Make sure the folded edges line up so that no area of pasted paper is left exposed. A tip here is to look at the end of the table as you fold the paper, rather than the paper in your hand. Move the paper along so that you are able to paste the rest of it.

second foldRepeat the pasting process as before, overlapping the table slightly. Paste the centre first, then the far side. Move the paper towards you, then paste the near side.

Finally, lift the last end of the paper and fold it towards the first end.

Allowing the paper to soak

This should now be left to soak according to the manufacturer's instructions. Depending on how long this is, you may wish to apply paste to a second piece before hanging the first, but be sure to allow each piece to soak for the same length of time.

Soaking is important as it allows the paper to become pliable. It also swells. Failing to soak the paper for the right length of time will cause problems.