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How To Remove Bubbles From Wallpaper

Get ride of pesky air bubbles and your wallpaper will look like it was hung by a pro.


  • Step 1: Moisten and smooth the repaired area with a dampened sponge, removing any excess adhesive.
  • Step 2: Press the flaps down with your fingers, or a seam roller if the paper is not embossed. Repeat until all bubbles are gone.
  • FACT: In 1966, artist Andy Warhol caused a sensation by wallpapering a New York gallery with a repeating pattern of giant cow heads on a yellow background.
  • Step 3: Apply adhesive using a brush to the underside of the flaps.
  • Step 4: Use a brush or tweezers to remove any grit under the flaps.
  • Step 5: If air bubbles still appear or pop up, moisten the wallpaper with a damp sponge. Make two cuts across the bubble at right angles to each other with a utility knife.
  • TIP: The 2 cuts should form an X-shaped pattern.
  • Step 6: Fold back the four flaps formed by the cuts.
  • Step 7: If you have just hung the paper, lift the nearest edge and brush out the air.

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