How to wallpaper a bathroom: step by step

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How to wallpaper a bathroom: step by step

When we talk about installing wallpaper peel and stick in halls, bedrooms, offices, or even in furniture, the aesthetics always seems to prevail among the requirements to be considered.

On the other hand, when we are talking about wallpaper in a specific place, like the bathroom, the story changes because this location is much more humid than the other ones. Because of that, some care is essential. That's why we've prepared this content with step-by-step instructions on how to wallpaper your bathroom. Are you interested? Then come check it out:

1. Analyze the space

Wallpapering a bathroom

Some factors are super important to note when you think of installing wallpaper in your bathroom. For example, is the room airy, or does it tend to be stuffy? Is the place big or small? Does your shower usually spill water out of the shower tray? These topics are crucial because even though there are some waterproof wallpapers, most are only washable and cannot constantly receive running water. But keep calm. Before you check the second step, read those two essential topics:

Is it a good idea to put wallpaper in the bathroom?

Yes, it is a great idea! It is a fantastic way to make your bathroom more elegant and presentable. That's why so many people keep looking after wallpapers in those rooms. You just need to avoid walls that constantly receive water or get too humid. But what to do about the shower? Is it ok to install it anyway? Keep reading:

Can you put wallpaper in a bathroom with a shower?

Even though we said to be careful with walls that get too wet, we don't mean to tell you not to use wallpaper in bathrooms with a shower. Instead, just choose the best wall for the situation. For example, as long as you don't put it in constant contact with water, such as the shower stall, you can take advantage of the wall and decorate it with the most beautiful pattern. Now that we've clarified that, let's go to the second step:

2. Cleaning: how to prepare the wall for installation 

Cleaning wallpaper

After you have chosen the best wall for your wallpaper, let's prepare it for installation, so first, remove everything on the wall, such as switches, towel bars, and so on. After that, start cleaning! Start by rubbing a microfiber cloth with isopropyl alcohol on the wall to get all the dirt off the wall and find all the imperfections. Then cover the flaws with the suitable material and make the wall as smooth as possible for a good result. You can also come to check our bathroom wallpaper ideas here.

3. Start wallpapering 

Start wallpapering

Place the wallpaper on the floor, face down. Begin by vertically placing the wallpaper to the top corner of the wall. It should never be used horizontally. Next, pull the liner down 6" and cut it so you can start applying it. Pull another 6" slowly, going from the center outwards with a squeegee to gently but firmly press wallpaper to the wall. If the bubbles and creases persist, carefully pull it back and reapply the section.

4. Make it match: how to wallpaper well

Make it match: how to wallpaper well

Repeat the preceding instructions with the remaining panels after installing the first one. Make sure your design matches theirs. To exactly match each panel, you should expect up to 1/2" of overlap. Consider that the pattern is repeated every 24". To avoid deforming the boards, be careful not to apply too much pressure or stretch them.

Continue to apply it carefully and patiently, peeling it back as needed and aligning it to perfection. You can also check out some more information about wallpapering your bathroom here. Now it's almost done, let's check the last step:

5. Time to finish: trim the wallpaper excess

Time to finish: trim the wallpaper excess

It's time to cut and trim the excess. Remember always to use a sharp blade to make the cutting easier, especially since it is necessary to ensure precision. And you're done, your bathroom has now beautiful wallpaper to make it way more elegant and with a brand new atmosphere.

What did you think of our step-by-step? We hope that we have helped you understand how to wallpaper a bathroom and, as a result, that your room will be renewed and super elegant. So, please look at our wallpaper options for the bathroom and see you next time!