Quiz: Do you know how to properly hang wallpaper?
by Staff
Are you wanting to cover your walls with new wallpaper but simply don't know how? Wallpapering is not solely for professionals. Take this quiz to learn the ups and downs of hanging wallpaper.

Why should you remove old wallpaper before putting up new wallpaper?

  • The new wallpaper will never go on smoothly over old wallpaper.
  • The old wallpaper will show through the new wallpaper.
  • New wallpaper adheres better to a bare wall.

What should you do if you decide to put new wallpaper over old wallpaper?

  • Sand the old wallpaper and then vacuum the wall.
  • Tear away any loose pieces of the old wallpaper.
  • both of the above

What should you do before putting up wallpaper over vinyl wall coverings?

  • Sand the wall.
  • Vacuum the wall.
  • both of the above

How do you remove strippable wallpaper?

  • with hot steam
  • by tearing it off
  • both of the above

What is the best method for pulling off strippable wallpaper?

  • Pull the wallpaper close to the wall.
  • Pull the wallpaper away from the wall.
  • Start and the bottom of the wall and tear upward.

What type of wall is not conducive to soaking and steaming non-strippable wallpaper?

  • cement wall
  • drywall
  • both of the above

Why do you need to make slits in the wallpaper before soaking non-strippable wallpaper?

  • It creates smaller, more manageable pieces for easier removal.
  • It allows the soapy water to get behind the wallpaper.
  • both of the above

How do you use an electrical wallpaper steamer for removing wallpaper?

  • Wave the steamer over the wallpaper in circular motion.
  • Move the steamer up and down a strip of wallpaper for 10 minutes.
  • Hold the steamer over one section of wallpaper until you see moisture.

How much wallpaper is included in a typical wallpaper roll?

  • 26 square feet (2.4 square meters)
  • 36 square feet (3.3 square meters)
  • 46 square feet (4.3 square meters)

How do you determine how much wallpaper you need for a room?

  • Measure the total square footage of all the walls of the room and divide by 27 or 23, depending on the ceiling height.
  • Measure the square footage of the ceiling and multiply by six.
  • Measure the perimeter of the room and multiply by eight.

What area of the room should you wallpaper last?

  • bottom of the wall
  • top of the wall
  • corners

What should you do before you put up wallpaper in a corner?

  • Measure the distance from the last piece of wallpaper to the corner.
  • Measure the total amount of wallpaper needed for both sides of the corner.
  • Measure the square footage of the corner.

What is an essential tool for wallpapering around windows, doors, switches and outlets?

  • utility knife
  • wallpaper scrapper
  • ruler

How do you wallpaper around a door frame?

  • Measure and cut your wallpaper so that the wallpaper lines up with the door frame.
  • Overlap the wallpaper over the door frame and cut off the excess with a utility knife.
  • either of the above

For large obstacles, what should be your first wallpaper cut?

  • the longest cut
  • the shortest cut
  • the most difficult cut

Why should you turn off your electricity while wallpapering?

  • Wallpaper can catch fire.
  • Wallpaper paste conducts electricity.
  • You are removing electrical outlets when wallpapering.

What causes wallpaper blisters to form?

  • from excess adhesive
  • from air bubbles
  • both of the above

How can you prevent wallpaper blisters?

  • Don't use too much adhesive.
  • Smooth out wallpaper after installation.
  • both of the above

What is an advantage of using a vinyl wall covering?

  • It's cheaper than wallpaper.
  • It's easier to install than wallpaper.
  • It hides wall imperfections better than wallpaper.

What type of fabric should you buy if you want to use it as a wall covering?

  • paper-backed fabric
  • heavy upholstery fabric
  • lightweight cotton or linen fabric