As promised, I want to give you some pointers on how to wallpaper stair risers. You may read my post about it and see more photos here. The hardest thing about the process is it's awkward, and you have to be careful not to fall.
1. Look online (especially Pinterest) and get an idea of what pattern and color(s) of wallpaper you want to use.
2. You will need to take a paint swatch with you to look at wallpaper samples so you can make sure the wallpaper will look good in your stairwell. You can either closely match colors, or maybe use complimentary colors.
3. Have a nice flat surface for applying wallpaper paste. I used a zinc top work table, but I've also used our glass top dining table. Taping waxed paper with low tack tape to a wooden table works well, too.
4. Remember that wallpaper is sold by the double roll, but priced per single roll. You will have plenty of paper for this project with tons of leftovers for other projects if you use three or four different wallpapers. If you choose only one pattern, pay close attention to the wallpaper's repeat. If it is a large one, order two double rolls.
5. If ordering multiple rolls of the same pattern, make sure they're from the same lot (have the same lot number).
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