Never hang a full width wallcovering around an inside
corner. Always do it in two pieces.
First measure the distance from the edge of the last piece
you hung to the corner.
Do this at several points between the ceiling
and skirting to find the maximum distance. Then take a length of wallcovering
and cut it so that it is about 13mm (1/2”) wider than this measurement, paste
it and hang with the extra 13mm overlapping around the corner onto the next
wall. Where corners are not accurately plastered, you must be more generous with
Wallpapering around corners can be tricky but done properly can provide a stunning finish.
On the next wall take the rest of the piece and mark a
vertical guide line a little more than its width out from the corner.
Paste this length and hang it, matching the pattern,
alongside the vertical line and perfectly parallel to it, brushing back into
the corner and overlapping the 13mm which has already been carried round.
Match the pattern as well as you can – a slight mismatch in
the corner is not normally obvious.
For outside corners, follow the same technique, although you
should allow a wrap-round of at least 51mm (2”).
Overlapping thicker wallcoverings like blown vinyl can be
difficult to stick down. In this case, slice through the two thicknesses after
overlapping and remove the surplus pieces from underneath, so giving you a perfect
When slicing through, use a good straight edge and a very sharp knife, cutting at a low angle – and take great care.
Ordinary flat vinyls or wallcoverings with a similar shiny surface require a special adhesive.