How to Measure & Cut Wallpaper

When measuring and cutting wallpaper, you will need to account for overhang for trimming, pattern repeat, and pattern match.

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Measure & Cut Wallpaper

  • Measure the height of your wall and add 4 inches for overhang. You need an extra 2 inches at the top and bottom for trimming.
  • Use a sharp knife or blade to cut your wallpaper, running the blade along a hard edge as a guide.
  • Before cutting additional strips, ensure that you account for your wallpaper’s "match". Depending on the "match", you may need to account for the wallpaper's repeat when cutting your next strip.