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    Wallpaper shading issue

    Painters & Decorators

    What to do about wallpaper shading? How can this be fixed? What products, tools or equipment should I use and what exactly is involved in fixing this issue? Will I just need to replace the wallpaper? How can I tell if the wallpaper should just be replaced? Why does shading occur with wallpaper and how can I fix it exactly? Thanks in advance.

    Asked by Nan on 22nd Jul 2021
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    kr painting&decorating

    "if the paper is not shaded you will need to strip and crossline walls first it may be colours showing from the wall if it is a thin paper"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Ollys Painting and Decorating Services

    "Not sure what you mean by "shading".
    It should say on the roll the pattern number and the shade.
    If it's shaded after it's been hung there's not much that can be done about it."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    M&D painter/decorator

    "Could be a fault with the wallpaper, or the sunlight is a factor. You can't rectify this. Needs to be replaced. Jamie MD painter and decorator."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    DB painting and decorating services

    "Hi. Can you explain more about the shading? Is it on the edges or in the main part?"

    Answered on 28th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    R.S Decorators

    "The wallpaper can be shading if it is in an area where direct sunlight is on it. Remedy is to re-paper walls it's the only solution...
    The sun also shades curtains, sofas etc.
    I am a professional decorator. Hope my answer helps"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    ANDREW DAVIES

    "Before wallpapering you have to make sure all the batch numbers on the rolls are the same otherwise shading can occur. Sorry but you cannot fix this issue. You either remove the wallpaper and start again making sure all batch numbers match or paint over the wallpaper you have ."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Stickers decorators

    "Check all batch numbers on rolls of paper have to be the same batch, once up you can’t do anything has to be stripped off."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Fineline decorators

    "General shading of wallpaper normally occurs when thin paper is bought in a much lighter colour than the dark surface it’s being applied to. If applying white paper to a dark coloured area simply paint the dark coloured area to a similar colour to the paper being put up! Hope this helps."

    Answered on 29th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "To avoid problems like this, buy wallpaper together from same batch and make sure before hanging the paper is soaked the same amount of time and hung to dry thoroughly.
    Also try to keep it covered from direct sunlight."

    Answered on 30th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    R F Decorators

    "This cannot be fixed, the reason you have different shades is because you have different batch numbers on rolls."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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