Ways To Wallpaper A Small Powder Room
A powder room is generally defined as a small bathroom that contains only a sink and a toilet. If you have a small powder room and want to install a wallpaper then here are some ways for you. Firstly, ready the room by removing practically everything except the toilet, vanity, moldings and a wall-mounted light fixture. Take down the mirror. Unscrew the outlet and light-switch covers. Then wash the walls, using warm water and a little mild detergent. Patch any holes with joint filler for a smooth wallpaper finish — indents or flaws are especially obvious in small rooms. Where you begin hanging wallpaper is usually where you’ll end, unless you work in both directions. It’s difficult to perfectly blend the last wallpaper join, so plan an inconspicuous ending point, such as over the door. If you’re using bold, vertical-stripe paper, start with a stripe directly behind the sink’s faucet for a pleasing, symmetrical effect. A plumb pencil line keeps the first or leading strip and subsequent strips level, and a straightedge or carpenter’s square and pencil help you to make precise cuts.
A toilet in a small powder room is one of the more difficult obstacles to work around because the tank sits just an inch or so from the wall. Always hang wallpaper from the ceiling down, but for ease, first slip the wet paper in behind the tank from one side or the other. Smooth and straighten the wallpaper above the tank before using the edge of a metal or wood yardstick to smooth the lower part downward into place.