Thursday, January 30, 2014
Spritz It and Go...
Then I decided what it needed was moisture and everything was fine.
I used my usual method of madness for straight walls. I don't recommend this unless you have done wallpaper before. I learned to do it this way when I was having to do a lot of wallpaper on restoration houses. Lots of irregular windows and doors on straight walls.
I cut one of the sheets to the height of the wall. Then I spritzed the Yes glue with just a couple of spritzes of water from my trusty spray bottle. Not too much. Just enough to make the top layer the consistency of cream. If you make the whole thing soupy, you run the risk of getting too much glue and/or water on the paper. This is paper used for bookbinding, not wallpaper paste.
Again, I have been doing this method for a LONG time, so it didn't take me long at all to get the room covered.
You lay the paper face down and spread the glue on with a bristle brush. No watercolor brushes, please.
Then you carefully line up the wallpaper with the side and top edge of the wall. Smoothing with a damp(not sopping wet) paper towel, you work your way along the first wall. When you get to the corner, don't try to turn it. Just bend your paper back on itself and then smooth it into the corner.
Start the next wall, making sure that the paper is still on a straight vertical and continue to the next corner. Another bend in the paper. Then the next little bit behind where Tessie is standing.
By this time, I had just enough paper to turn the corner with about 1/2" on the next wall. I pasted that down well.
New piece of paper. I lined up the pattern with the old piece and continued. Same thing. Since the bump out is a little shorter, I had to cut about a half inch off of the top. I did just enough to reach the other wall, where it was taller again.
Notice, I didn't say anything about windows and doors... It's driving Tessie around the bend. She keeps yelling, "Where's the windows? What did you do, Casey?"
I just continued doing the same thing until I reached the curved wall. I went over the whole wall once more to make sure that there were no creases or bubbles. None.
I am not normally a wallpaper person in my real house, or in mini, but I am liking this so far.
Unless you have done some wallpapering before and think that you can handle the whole length of a piece of paper at a time, you might want to make sure you have extra paper before you try this.
It does work and I have never had the paper bubble when doing it this way.
I know that some people don't like Yes glue, but I have been using it for thirty years and have never had any bubble or come off with this method.
Now I have to go decide what I am going to do with the living room...I solved the zapping problem. I took the second floor out for the time being...Nowhere to zap to...
See you tomorrow.