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How To Hang Straight Match Wallpaper

In this video from Arte Wallpapers it will show you how to hang a straight match wallpaper. 

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A straight match wallpaper has an evenly vertical pattern repeat, that repeats its self, down the length of the wallpaper and the international wallpaper symbol for a straight match is:

Straight Match Wallpaper
Straight Match Wallpaper

It will often be accompanied by a number below to show the size or height of the pattern repeat, and in this example, provide by Arte Wallcoverings it is 64cm.

Since the best method of hanging wallpaper depends on the the kind of wallcovering used for example natural wallcoverings, textile wallcoverings etc. then please explore our wallpaper guide for other information and videos.


How To Hang Wallpaper

  1. Roll out the wallcovering. now you see the repeating pattern with the heights that shown on the label.
  2. Measure the first drop.
  3. Take into consideration how you want the pattern to be shown on the wall and add at least five extra centimetres at the top and bottom.
  4. Cut off the first drop preferably in a neutral part of the pattern.
  5. Put this drop aside. 
  6. Roll out a second drop next to it and put it in such a way the pattern matches. 
  7. Drops 1 and 2 now look exactly the same the pattern matches exactly. 
  8. Cut off this second drop. 
  9. In the same way, the required number of drops to length.
  10. Cut away any excess at the top and bottom but leave about five extra centimetres at each end.
  11. Number the drops.
  12. Also number the position of the drops on the wall.
  13. Install the drops on the wall in the right order.
  14. For more information about the installation method itself we refer to our other instruction films.
  15. For each drop make sure that the pattern nicely matches with the previous drop.
  16. In the installation instruction video you can see how to remove the excess pieces at the top and bottom.
  17. When you're finished the pattern will be shown, but at exactly the same height on all the drops.

TM Interiors would always recommend you seek the advice of a professional decorator or the person hanging the wallpaper, as we cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise from following these guides or information on our website.

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