Hanging Wall Murals on Drywall or Plaster Walls: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wall murals are a great way to add a unique touch to any room. Whether you’re looking to create a feature wall or just want to add a bit of personality to your space, wall murals are the perfect way to do it. But before you can enjoy your new mural, you need to know how to hang it properly. Hanging wall murals on drywall or plaster walls can be tricky, but with the right tools and techniques, you can get the job done quickly and easily.Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials.

You’ll need a level, a pencil, a ruler, a utility knife, wallpaper paste, a brush or roller, and a damp cloth. You’ll also need the wall mural itself. If you’re using pre-pasted wallpaper, make sure you have enough paste for the entire mural.Once you have all your materials ready, it’s time to start hanging your wall mural. The first step is to measure the wall and mark where the mural will go.

Use a level and pencil to draw a straight line across the wall where the top of the mural will be. This will help ensure that your mural is hung straight.Next, apply wallpaper paste to the back of the mural. If you’re using pre-pasted wallpaper, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying paste. Once the paste is applied, let it sit for about 10 minutes before continuing.Now it’s time to hang the mural.

Start at one corner of the wall and carefully place the top edge of the mural along the line you drew earlier. Use a ruler or level to make sure it’s straight. Once it’s in place, use a brush or roller to press it firmly against the wall. Work your way down the wall until the entire mural is in place.Once you’ve hung the mural, use a damp cloth to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles.

Make sure you don’t press too hard or you could damage the wallpaper. Once all the air bubbles are gone, let the wallpaper dry completely before moving on.Finally, trim any excess wallpaper from around the edges of the wall with a utility knife. Be careful not to cut too deep or you could damage your walls. Once all the excess wallpaper is trimmed away, your wall mural is ready to enjoy!Hanging wall murals on drywall or plaster walls can seem intimidating at first, but with these simple steps, you can get professional-looking results in no time.

Just remember to take your time and be careful when applying paste and trimming excess wallpaper.

Dennis Paaske
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