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Recommended Tools

The tools and equipment needed depend on the type of wallpaper selected. While there are some inexpensive tool kits available, if you expect to have more than one wallpaper project over the next few years, it is better to upgrade to quality wallpaper tools that will achieve superior performance. The average project will require the following basic tools:

  • Flat or work surface
  • Paint roller or paint brushes
  • Break-away knife and extra blades or a supply of single edged razor blade with blade holder
  • Scissors
  • Metal measuring tape or ruler
  • Sandpaper
  • Broad knife or plastic smoother or smoothing brush
  • Sponges or lint free towels
  • Pencil
  • Seam roller
  • Premixed adhesive recommended for wallpaper
  • Good quality wallpaper primer (not paint or paint primer) special primers such as metal or plaster may also be required
  • Level
  • Ladder
  • Bucket
  • Extra lighting, if necessary
  • Drop cloth
  • 3" masking tape
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Seam sealer or vinyl-over-vinyl adhesive for corners
  • Double cutting tool or seaming pad (optional)
  • Moisture Reader (optional)
  • Straight edge (optional)

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