Using ceilings is a great way to add detail and layering to an interior space and it’s a trend right now. Who would want a regular ceiling when you can cover it with plywood, wood, and even wallpaper? Wallpaper ceilings can bring unique patterns and layers to an interior, and the realization of such a project will not take much time. However, before you decide on such a blanket, there are a few things you need to know.
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Choose the right wallpaper type. If you think you might be tired of the look you’ve chosen, choose removable wallpaper. Removing traditional wallpaper from the wall is difficult enough. It can be a groundbreaking work on the ceiling.
Choose the color and pattern carefully. Dark tones on the ceiling weigh down a room – desirable if you want a cozier feel. On the flip side, lighter colors can make smaller spaces feel larger, and metallics can help reflect light in tight spaces. You also have to choose between a small or a large motif. Larger patterns with a repeat of 12 inches or more may be easier on the eye. However, smaller patterns more easily mask installation misalignments. This may be preferable when creating a wallpaper for the first time.
Make sure your ceiling is suitable for wallpapering. Before you set up the wallpaper, you need to make some important preparations. First repair any cracks or imperfections in the ceiling with a putty knife or grout, then sand the area smooth with a fine-grit sandpaper. Remove any lights or vents (make sure to turn off the power first). Clean the ceiling with a duster on a long extension pole or a shop vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove all of the initial dust. Go over the ceiling a second time with a rag or cloth to touch up. Next, prime the ceiling. Use a special primer made specifically for wallpaper application and allow to dry for at least 48 hours (follow manufacturer’s specific instructions). This will help prevent damage to your walls when the wallpaper is eventually removed.