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To fix that peeled wallcovering seam
Step 1 photo(For a peeled seam , begin by applying a little seam adhesive to the wallpaper with a narrow artist's paint brush.)
Vertical seams between strips of wallpaper become loose for a variety of reasons. Too much glue might have been squeezed out of the seam when it was rolled flat. Or, with prepasted vinyl wallcoverings, seams start to peel open because the factory-applied adhesive didn't stick to the vinyl. What's more, seams on outside wall corners are prone to bumps and abrasions.

No matter where the loose seam is or what caused it, the repair procedure is the same: Dip a small artist's brush into wallpaper-seam adhesive (about $6 for a 4-oz. tube at paint and wallcovering stores). Spread an even coat of adhesive onto the underside of the exposed seam (photo, above). Then use a wooden seam roller to flatten the seam . Clean off any excess adhesive with a damp sponge.
(Smooth out the paper using a wooden seam roller, then wipe off any excess adhesive with a damp sponge.)

Step 2 photo

If a loose seam has a small, horizontal tear, be sure to roll the two flaps of the tear back down in their original position. Place the "top" piece—the one with the decorative vinyl surface—over the "bottom" flap to effectively hide the ragged white line of the backing paper.