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How to Fix Curling Wallpaper Seams

Curling wallpaper seams ruin the decorative effect of wallpaper. Eliminate the ugly signs of aging wallpaper with these steps.


  • Step 1: Moisten the seam Dab the seam with a wet sponge. Use light strokes to make the wallpaper damp, and to soften the adhesive.
  • Step 2: Lift up seam Use a putty knife to gently lift up the seam to expose a section of wallpaper.
  • Step 3: Apply the adhesive Apply a small amount of adhesive along the exposed loose seam. Allow the adhesive to dry according to package instructions.
  • TIP: Use a small paintbrush to evenly apply the adhesive along the entire seam.
  • Step 4: Roll the seam Roll the seam gently with the seam roller once the adhesive has dried.
  • Step 5: Clean the area Clean the area with a damp sponge or brush. This will remove any excess adhesive.
  • FACT: At its inception, the purpose of wallpaper was primarily insulation.

You Will Need

  • Sponge
  • Putty knife
  • Wallpaper adhesive
  • Seam roller
  • Brush
  • Small paintbrush (optional)

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