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If you’re new to hanging wallpaper, wallpaper seams are one area that can give you a bit of grief.  You might notice that the edges start peeling away from the wall or you could see an ugly white vertical line running down the front of your wallpaper, ruining the look.

Whether you’ve already hung your wallcovering and need to fix seams OR you’re researching how to hang wallpaper before you dive in, you’ll learn super helpful tips by watching my videos below.

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You can scroll down to watch ALL of my videos or simply click which issue you’d like to learn about to go to that section.  Learn how to:

Watch How to Hide Wallpaper Seams BEFORE You Hang

Watch the video tutorial above if you’re lucky enough to find this BEFORE you hang your wallpaper.  You’ll learn how to disguise wallpaper gaps and edges so you don’t see ugly white vertical lines running down your wallpaper.

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How To Disguise Wallpaper Seams AFTER You Hang

Watch the video above and I’ll teach you how to hide wallpaper lines if it’s already up on your wall, like the white seams in this Horizontal Barn Wood wallpaper.  As always, I recommend testing this method in an inconspicuous spot before working on the entire wall.

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How to Fix Wallpaper Seams That Come Off The Wall

Watch the video above to learn why your prepasted wallpaper edges might be peeling off the wall and how to fix overlapping wallpaper seams.  This is an easy way to make a wallpaper seam repair.

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About the Author: 

Adrienne is the owner and founder of About Murals. Her work has been featured on Cityline, HGTV, The DIY Network, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun. She enjoys writing about trends in wallpaper murals and creating videos teaching DIYers how to hang wallpaper. You can reach her at adrienne@aboutmurals.ca.

8 thoughts on “Wallpaper Seams

  1. Hi please can you help, I am in UK I hung wallpaper and all the seams etc are butted up well. No gaps but I can see the lines in the paper where the wallpaper meets, but no gaps, paper was left for 5 minutes to soak glue up and I used seam roller, The paper is foil wallpaper and is embossed, any tips please thanks

    1. Hiya! It’s hard to say without seeing the wallpaper, but it sounds as if you have a dark coloured wallpaper and you’re seeing the white edges of the paper at the wallpaper seams. If this is the case, you can watch my YouTube video to help you fix this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI2qBooTlbI. If you try my tip, I recommend testing the paint on an inconspicuous area in case you run into any issues. Let me know how it turns out! :)

  2. Help!
    I have 20 year old wallpaper that I want to keep up and is in good condition except the seems are now oddly butting together. It looks bad. Is there anything I can do? I have watched all of your videos listed here but didn’t see my solution. I will try to attach an example picture. Thank you for your advice.
    Reading, MA

    1. Hi Dianne! I just sent you an email so you can respond with some photos of your wallpaper seams. Fingers crossed I can help!

  3. I need help! Old wallpaper on my living room and dining room, I like the paper but I can see every seam ! It’s a pattern so I really can’t paint the seams.I would love to be able to send you a picture of what I mean.?
    I hope you can help, it would be a lot of paper to remove or paint over. Thanks

    1. Hey Connie! I’ll send you an email so you can respond with some photos. Hopefully I can share some advice!

  4. Hi Adrienne, Is there any way to cover seams on embosed wallpapered ceiling, I’m 76 and do not have the money or the inclination at my age to take off all the ceiling paper…
    Regards Marlene.

    1. Hi Marlene! I always recommend removing wallpaper if possible. Painting or skimming over wallpaper creates so many headaches in future. That being said, I understand your budget limitations. The only thing I can think of is adding a peel and stick wood look trim – maybe make it look like a coffered ceiling or cool beams? You’ll need to do spot tests to make sure the trim sticker will actually adhere to the embossed wallpaper and not fall off first. I did a quick search, and Amazon UK has many options at a fairly reasonable cost. Your local hardware store might have some options, too. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes!

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