Step 1: Prepare the Wallpaper
Step 2: Trim and Secure the Edges
Step 3: Attach the Squares
Mount the Panels
Written by Frank Gardner
Prime the MDF panels with a liquid bonding agent, then cut the paper to 72-in. lengths. If pre-pasted, soak it in water according to the instructions. If unpasted, apply paste from the center outwards. Position the paper on the panels, smoothing with a plastic straightedge.
Turn the panels face down and use a utility knife to trim the paper with edges of 3/4-in., removing a 3/4-in. square from each corner. Apply paste along the edge of the panels, fold the wallpaper and smooth down.
Use a try square to mark the center of the panels 4-in. from the top then use a 3/4-in. Forstner bit to drill a 3/8-in. deep hanging recess.
Mark the hanging points 72-in. from the floor, 16-in. apart to secure #8 x 2 1/2-in. screws into wall studs. Alternatively, use plasterboard anchors with #8 x 2-in. screws. For a masonry wall use a masonry bit to drill holes for wall plugs, securing with #8 x 2-in. screws.
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