Hang wallpaper


Hang a pasted and soaked piece of wallpaper on the wall. Mark a straight line on the wall and hang the top piece of the paper. Unfold the rest of the paper and fix it as well. Work out any air bubbles with your fingertips or a brush and inspect the finished result.

Alternative labels

papering walls
hanging wallpaper
hanging of wallpaper
papering wall
wallpaper hanging

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Hang wallpaper is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Paperhanger: Paperhangers are specialised in hanging up wallpaper. They apply adhesives to the paper, or to the wall in the case of reinforced wallpaper, and fix the paper straight, well aligned, and avoiding the inclusion of air bubbles.

Optional skill

Hang wallpaper is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Paperhanger supervisor: Paperhanger supervisors monitor the hanging of wallpaper. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022