Just like interior emulsion paint, you'll get the very best finished result with wallpaper if you spend time preparing your surfaces properly and thoroughly. Removing any traces of your previous wallpaper or bits of peeling paint will help to give you a nice even finish once your home improvement project is done. At Homebase we stock all of the tools and products that you'll need to get rid of even the toughest bits of old paper as well as plenty of paste brush options to help you hang fresh paper in its place.
Your choice of wallpaper strippers will depend on how big a surface you need to clear and how tough the paper is to remove. Sometimes a simple stripping knife will do the trick but for more difficult areas you may need to invest in more heavy-duty strippers. To prepare the areas around your windows for wallpaper or paint, use a window scraper to remove even the most hardened-on residue. Though it may take a little while to properly prepare your surfaces, you'll save time and energy when you start applying the wallpaper whilst also achieving a perfect, smooth finish.
Whether you're a wallpapering expert or a complete novice, having the right wallpaper tools for the job will make the preparation and application of your wallpaper and paste a lot easier. So why not save yourself a bit of elbow grease and pick up the supplies that you need from Homebase? You'll find our great range of wallpaper, wallpaper paste and other decorating supplies online and in store so take a look today.