Learn how to test the wallpaper in this video with Expert paper hanger Jim Tiner.
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Hi! I am Jim Tiner, professional paper hanger, and we are talking about how to hang wallpaper today. Now we've smoothed our walls, we've put a very thin coat of paste on and just for my own satisfaction, I am going to take that piece of scrap that we took off over the sheets that we cut and dip it into water and see what happens. And this is what they mean by booking paper, this folding paste-to-paste. You see that; paste-to-paste and let it relax. They call it relaxing because it's allowing the paper to absorb water. When it absorbs water, it grows in with, but when it absorbs water too long, it also grows in length That's not good because pattern will not match if it grows in length.
So look at your instructions, see what the recommended soaking time is, and do it that way sheet by sheet, don't get ahead of yourself. Okay, when our paper was dry, we have this edge and this edge; this is how wide your paper is dry. Now we have let the paper soak and absorb water and we are going to be able to see how much it's growing. Well, we are going to see how much paste, how it's reactivated and alike. Here we are in the edge and as you can see, it's gone by our mark by at least the quarter of an inch.
So what does that mean for us? It means that if we didn't let it grow or let it relax on the floor, what would happen is if you brought it to the wall too quickly, it would look more like this, with long twisting bubbles because it's trying to grow on the wall. Now, I when I pull it back, I can feel that I've reactivated my paste. It's actually some of it is on the back on our paper and it's actually sticking quite well. And as you can see, it's nice and smooth.
So let's go on to hanging our first three strips, getting in and out of a corner, and getting around our obstacle.