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I have not had alot of experiance hanging this paper. Getting the paper up is fine the only problem i have is with the overlap and cut. When it comes to the cut down the paper sometimes you can notice where the join is. Any tips for me on how to get the perfect finish. Thanks alot. Gary:)
01-11-2006, 08:23 PM
#1 would be to use a 6' straightedge as a cutting guide. In addition to keeping your cut line straight, it also keeps the razor blade at a 90-degree angle to the wall. That's key to invisible double cuts with commercial vinyl. #2 would be to keep the double cut as dry as possible. Wash water creeping into the seam can cause it to lift a little bit. Mask the leading edge of the previous sheet before overlapping with the following sheet. After you make the double cut, peel away the waste vinyl and the tape, and you'll have absolutely no washing of the seam to do. You'll find that the extra time and minimal expense of masking is worth it because of the time saved not having to wash the seam or fuss with getting the edges to stay put. The best tape for this is 2" Painters Mate Green, from Tape Specialties Limited, Canada. My local Duron store stocks it.
01-12-2006, 12:02 AM
Cliff is absolutely right on. The tape also acts as a plumb guide. Just lay your sheet on the edge with the same amount showing each time approx. 1/2" to 1 " all the way down. BTW some of those yinyls are pretty textured and getting the glue out of the crevices is a horror show:eek: .
Don't forget to reverse the sheets. If you do not know what that is . it is just what it sounds like. The first thing you need to do is establish which end is up as it comes off the roll ,then alternate every other sheet top at the ceiling then bottom at ceiling and so on, to eliminate or minimize shading.
Thanks for the help Guys;)
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