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How to Fix Peeling Wallpaper

You have finally bought your first home, and while you like the wallpaper in the dining room, there’s a problem: it’s peeling at the seams, and you’re not sure whether it can be repaired or not. You’ll be pleased to learn that it’s not too difficult to fix peeling wallpaper.

You have finally bought your first home, and while you like the wallpaper in the dining room, there’s a problem: it’s peeling at the seams, and you’re not sure whether it can be repaired or not. You’ll be pleased to learn that it’s not too difficult to fix peeling wallpaper. With a few items from your local home improvement store, you can have those walls looking as good as the day the wallpaper was hung, and perhaps enjoy it more knowing you fixed it yourself!

  1. Pull the loose seam back gently until you feel a slight resistance where the wallpaper is well-adhered to the wall.

  2. Apply a thin (no thicker than a piece of paper) coating of wallpaper repair paste to the underside of the paper, using a ½ inch paintbrush, making sure you have completely coated the loose paper.

  3. Press the wallpaper back into place, smoothing the surface with the palm of your hand.

  4. Wipe the reglued wallpaper with a damp sponge, working from the center of the sheet to the seam to press out any air bubbles.

  5. Roll the seam with a wallpaper roller to ensure a tight seal. Allow to air dry.

About the Author

Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.