Booking Wallpaper

booking wallpaper

What Does Booking Wallpaper Mean?

“Booking” wallpaper is the process of folding the paper onto itself, paste-to-paste, and allowing it to rest for a set period of time as recommended by the manufacturer. This process allows the paper to soften and relax so it is ready to install. When folding the paper over onto itself, take care to make sure edge is placed upon edge. If you don’t do this the edges can dry out and will not stick to the wall.

When Should I Book My Wallpaper?

If you have a ‘Paste the Paper’ wallpaper, you should book it immediately after applying paste. ‘Pre-pasted Papers’ should be booked immediately after dipping the paper in water.

How Long Do I Book Wallpaper?

It is very important to follow the time recommended by the manufacturer. The paper expands as it absorbs moisture from the paste, resulting in the paper becoming slightly longer and wider. If you book the paper too long, it could expand too much, and then shrink slightly as it dries on the wall, resulting in gaps between strips. If you don’t let it book long enough, the wallpaper may expand on the wall, creating creases and air bubbles.

For patterned wallpapers, it is important to be consistent with the booking time for each strip, otherwise the pattern can be “distorted” and may not be an exact match at the edges.

Booking Wallpaper Tips 

Use the timer/stopwatch feature on your mobile phone to ensure you adhere to the recommended booking time.

When you’re ready to hang the wallpaper, we recommend using WallpaperBuddy™, it makes it easy to hang wallpaper by yourself and it will save you time and money!

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Are you ready to get started? Here’s some more help:

How to Use WallpaperBuddy™ 

Choosing Wallpaper Paste 

Applying Paste To The Wallpaper

How To Apply Paste The Wall Adhesive