Abrahams Wallpaper Tips
|To fix that
peeled wallcovering seam
(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.
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" piecethe one with the decorative vinyl surfaceover the "bottom" flap to effectively hide the ragged white line of the backing paper.