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Wallpaper problem solver matrix

From the wallpaper problem solver - quick reference guide

Find your issue in the graph below to find out what might be causing the problem....

Note: If you have difficulty reading any of the vertical text in the top of the chart, mouse over it to bring up a horizontal text box alongside. Smaller screens will need to scroll to the right to view the entire chart. If you're having any difficulty viewing the chart, try viewing the image at the bottom of the page. Return to the wallpaper problem solver index to read about issues in more detail.

White edgeWhite edge
Paper lifting when lappedPaper lifting when lapped
Lumps showing through paperLumps showing through paper
Paper lifting at ceilings and skirtingsPaper lifting at ceilings and skirtings
Paper lifting away from surfacePaper lifting away from surface
Discolouration - on surfaceDiscolouration - on surface
Discolouration - behind paperDiscolouration - behind paper
Bubbles - pear shapedBubbles - pear shaped
Bubbles - long and narrowBubbles - long and narrow
Joins - peakingJoins - peaking
Joins - liftingJoins - lifting
Joins - openingJoins - opening
              Lack of sanding
                Incorrect grit of sandpaper
                      Lumpy paste
                  Incorrect soaking time
                Incorrect sealer i.e. too shiny or fatty
                No size or not enough
                      PVA glue not used
                Incorrect preparation
                No sealer
                    Paper hung too soon after pasting
                    Paper stretched during hanging
                  Incorrect smoothing action
                      No paste or too thin
              Incorrect paste
                    Incorrect filler or not dry when papered
                  Surface not dusted
                    Drying too fast
                    Artificial drying appliances such as heaters and dehumidifiers should be turned off while wallpaper is drying.
                      Faulty trim

Wallpaper problem solver matrix

Wallpaper problem solver


Thank you to Aspiring Walls for providing the information for this quick reference guide.

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