How to Hang Prepasted Wallpaper

Don’t be stymied by tough-to-match patterns, slippery seams and out-of-plumb corners. We'll show you how to handle them with ease.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Bucket
  • Level
  • Stepladder
  • Straightedge
  • Paint roller
  • Utility knife

6" taping knife, Vinyl smoother, Seam roller, Scissors, Canvas dropcloth

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • TSP or other heavy-duty wall cleaner
  • Acrylic undercoat (wallpaper sizing)
  • Extra razor blades for utility knife
  • Wallpaper paste (if required—some papers are prepasted)