Bathroom Wallpaper West Haven CT
New Haven, CT
Home Improvement Contractor ,Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling
Licenses / Certifications
Ct. Registration # HIC.0538058
Years in Business
Wallpaper Your Bathroom
The bathroom isn't escaping this trend either, but the worry of wallpapering a humid room often stops people going for it. Online retailer Bathrooms.com provided us with a straightforward guide to help you wallpaper your bathroom.
Once you have chosen the wallpaper and decided where you want to use it, decide how many rolls you will need. Measure the total width you want to cover and divide it by the width of the roll, and do the same with the height, dividing by the length of the roll, including an extra 10 cm (4 inches) for trimmings.
When buying the wallpaper, make sure that the reference, shade and batch numbers are exactly the same for each roll, and get an extra one just in case.
Don't neglect the preparation Because the bathroom is subject to temperature and humidity conditions much more extreme than the rest of the home, it is even more important to have perfectly prepared walls.
If your walls are already covered in wallpaper, it is best to strip the existing paper, rather than pasting over. Go around the room and gently score the wallpaper before soaking it with a mixture of warm water and sugar soap or TSP, and start peeling up the wallpaper from the floor to the ceiling, making sure you don't scratch the plaster underneath. You will probably need to unscrew face plates around sockets and light switches so you can remove the wallpaper underneath them. If you need to do so, switch the power off at the mains to avoid electric shocks. Once the walls are paper-free, wash them down with sugar soap and water so there are no traces of glue left. If your walls are simply painted, just wash them with soapy...