How to: wallpaper stairs


Happy new year everyone! I've started 2014 with a little bit of DIY to brighten up my stairs. It was really easy to do and adds personality to your home. Here's how to do it yourself....

You will need:

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Thick card for template
  • A craft knife and board
  • Vintage wallpapers
  • PVA glue and brush
  • Clear satin varnish

Measure one of the risers in the middle of the staircase and use the dimensions to create a card template using a craft knife and board. Check that this fits on all the steps – the first and last often vary slightly.
On the back of your wallpaper, draw around the template, then cut out the pieces. Measure and cut out any risers that vary from the template.
Make sure the stairs are free of dust, then paint one riser at a time with a thin layer of PVA glue and smooth the paper in place. Push out any air bubbles or creases towards the edge of the stairs. Pay particular attention to the edges, ensuring that they are glued in place.
Wait until the glue is totally dry, about 24 hours, then cover the surface of each riser with a light coat of clear satin varnish to protect the paper.

Here's the finished stairs

You Might Also Like