Wallpapering outside corners with nonwoven wallpaper

Step-by-step guide

Have you reached an outside corner? Don’t despair – the following step-by-step instructions will guarantee perfect results

Version 1 – Straight outside corner

Step 1 – Wallpaper the corner as you go 

  • If the corner is nice and straight (use a spirit level to check), wallpaper at least 10 cm around the corner. Press down firmly to prevent air from forming in the corner

Step 2 – Apply the remaining lengths

  • Continue applying the next lengths, one by one and edge to edge

Version 2 – The outside corner is not straight

Step 1 – Apply the lengths and cut at the corner 

  • Position the length as normal, with the seams edge to edge, apply it around the corner and press firmly in place
  • Using a sharp Stanley knife, cut the nonwoven wallpaper along the corner working from top to bottom

Step 2 – Apply the next length from the corner outwards 

  • Throw away the remainder of the length. Use a new length of wallpaper! Check that it is plumb, remove 2-3 cm, wallpaper up to the corner and use a sharp Stanley knife to cut off the excess.
  • Position precisely adjacent to the other wallcovering length and continue working as normal
  • Rub a little paste into the corner

    Handy hint: Either use your finger or a small piece of wallpaper to do this. Simply apply a little paste and spread it along the corner. It will no longer be visible once the wall has been painted

Step 3 – Apply the remaining lengths