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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:04 pm 
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whats the best way to wallpaper around a chimney breast so it has 2 external corners to go around then 2 internal corners to go around to carry onto the wall. any pictures would be great . i have been told to bring it around the corner about 1 inch then plumb then rest of the paper up and over lap the 1 inch around the corner if the wall is not straight is this correct the only problem i am thinking with this is the pattern may be out and you will have a overlap joint which will not look good i dont think?

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Similar was asked the other day, and Have brush will travel gave a good answer, here is the link.


http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum ... 16902.html


Also, similar was asked a few months ago, not on a breast wall, but external corner, which works on the same principle, here is the link for the answer, also on my post another link for some diagrams.
hope it it helps. :-)

http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum ... tml#135156

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thank you i have done plenty of plain paper around external corners but not paterned paper so was unsure the best way to do it.

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walton wrote:
thank you i have done plenty of plain paper around external corners but not paterned paper so was unsure the best way to do it.

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This is so easy to show you, but trying to explain it is so difficult. :cb

It works along the same lines as your false pieces when you paper the top of a window reveal that goes under towards the actual window.

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Dont forget to centre the pattern to the middle of the breast and just be careful not to drop the pattern as you`ll probably be more focused on your cutting and splicing, it`ll look really crappy if the walls next to the breast have odd levels in them, what i`ll often do is measure down or put spirit level across diagnaly from the side of the breast to the wall, i do this as you cant trust your eyes to get it spot on.
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thanks darren what do you mean droping the pattern.

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walton wrote:
thanks darren what do you mean droping the pattern.

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I think Darren means that the actual pattern will drop and be slighty out of match with your next length.

Its easy done, even when you have plumbed your length even on a straight wall, sometimes when you come to the centre of the wall, the pattern can be ever so slightly out, if there is a curve, or a bump, or the wall has lumps and bumps, all these can make it slightly out.

If you have done everything right, and it still happens, cause of the walls etc, then as long as the pattern matched from top thru to the middle and just below, then its fine.
If you are going to be slightly out, then try and have it nearer the bottom of the wall, as usually furniture goes along the walls.
But your client always looks at the centre and along the ceiling line to see that the pattern is matched.

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Bobbie`s got it.
I`m always very careful to make sure that the pattern at the top is spot on.

I always hang the first piece with just background where it meets the ceiling/coving as i dont like chopping through the pattern ie cutting the head off a daisy or the top third of the circle.
This also allows me to measure down, lets say the top of the circle measures 20cm from the ceiling/coving, i know that when i hang round a corner all i have to do is ensure the pattern starts 20cm down and i`ll have it right all round the room. More often than not i`ll use a spirit level placed diagnally across, both methods work well.


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thank you. this job is turning into a night mare i have done all the patterned paper fine. what he had was 2 walls patterned and 2 wall in a paper i have never used before it is like tin file shows every tiny defect in the wall he preped all the walls so im not to blame for that .I just dont like leaving a job that im not happy with have you used this paper before?


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Photo's would help walton

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