Welcome to our step-by-step guide on hanging the first strip of peel and stick wallpaper! This section will walk you through the essential steps to achieve a seamless and professional-looking installation. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a first-time decorator, these easy-to-follow instructions will help you transform your space with minimal effort.

  • Draw a light plumb line down the wall using a pencil and level. Ensure the mark is light enough, as it may show through lighter-colored wallpapers.
  • Ensure your first strip of peel and stick wallpaper is laser-level straight. This sets the tone for the rest of the installation.
  • Now peel off about 12 inches of the backing paper from the top of the wallpaper.
  • Align the wallpaper with the plumb line. Start applying the wallpaper from the highest point. Ensure there's a slight overhang at the ceiling to avoid gaps due to an uneven ceiling.
  • Moving from top to bottom, press and smooth the wallpaper against the wall while peeling off the remaining backing paper. Use downward strokes and work slowly to prevent air bubbles. For easier application, use a squeegee.
  • Once the first strip is in place and any bubbles have been smoothed out, trim any excess wallpaper at the ceiling and baseboards with a trim guide and snap blade knife.

This guide covers the crucial steps to hang the first strip of peel and stick wallpaper. Following these instructions ensures a smooth and precise installation, setting the tone for the rest of the room. With the right tools and techniques, you'll enjoy a beautifully updated space in no time. Happy decorating!