Are you looking for some DIY ideas for your home decor? If yes, then this post is for you! In this article, I’ll show you how to create a beautiful wall mural using floral wallpaper.
Floral wallpaper is a great way to add color to your walls without having to paint them. The only downside is that it requires a bit of skill to apply it properly.
To get started, you’ll need to prepare the surface before applying the wallpaper. Then, you’ll need to cut out the pieces of paper and adhere them to the wall. Finally, you’ll need to trim off the excess.
In this tutorial, we’ll go over all these steps in detail so you can easily apply your own DIY floral wallpaper.
Step 1: Prepare the Surface before Applying the Wallpaper
First, remove any existing wallpaper from the wall. Use a utility knife or razor blade to carefully scrape away at the old wallpaper.
If there’s still adhesive residue on the wall after removing the wallpaper, use an eraser to clean it up. Once you’ve removed the adhesive residue, sand down the wall with fine-grit sandpaper until smooth.
Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces of Paper
Start by measuring the width of each piece of wallpaper. Add 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) to the measurement. That will allow you to overlap the edges slightly.
Cut the wallpaper into strips that are equal in length. For example, if you’re going to use three different“` colors, cut the first strip of wallpaper into 3 sections. Each section should be about 12 inches (30 cm).
Cutting the paper into strips makes it easier to handle. It also ensures that you don’t end up with too much leftover wallpaper.
When you’re done cutting the strips, fold them back on themselves. Fold the ends under about 1/2 inch (13 mm), then crease the paper along the folds.
Now you’re going to start gluing the strips together. Start by placing the folded edge of one strip next to the folded edge of the other. Glue both layers together.
Continue doing this until you’ve glued every single layer together. When you’re done, flip the entire sheet over and repeat steps 4 through 7.
Step 3: Applying the Wallpaper
To apply solid color removable wallpaper, start from the top to the bottom. Place the pieces of wallpaper on the wall, overlapping the edges slightly.
Apply a generous amount of wallpaper paste to the wall. Then press the wallpaper firmly against the wall.
Use your fingers to work the paste into the seams between the individual pieces of wallpaper.
Let the paste dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step 4: Cleaning Up Any Remaining Adhesive Residue
Before applying the final coat of paint or stain, remove any remaining adhesive residue. Use a sponge to gently wipe away any excess glue.
Wallpapering can be an enjoyable project. If you enjoy working with your hands, try decorating your home yourself.