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Kirk Synthia

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It can be seen, then, that a drop pattern paper can not be cut the like a straight-pattern paper.

"Wallpaper patterns may be divided into two principal classes, the ""one-top"" or straight pattern documents, and the ""two-top"" or drop patterns. It is necessary to cut these documents so that the design matches when hung. For this reason consideration of the design is essential prior to cutting such papers. The top of a flower or figure need to not be cut in half. The paper needs to be so placed that a whole flower or figure ought to be left about a 1/2 inch listed below the picture molding. A ""one-top"" or straight-patterned paper is one in which the design matches on opposite sides of the paper. They are basic and great for projects in a kid's bathroom, with patterns that match the bathroom fixtures or tub. Before cutting the paper, the needed length is to be figured out. When this has actually been done, the paper is unrolled face up. Let us assume that the wall to be covered is 8' high. Allowance should be made for cutting and cutting at the top and bottom. This should be at least 6"". It might be required to cut more depending on the pattern. For example, a paper may have a pattern which is 12"" high. If there is no room at the top for trimming, the entire pattern must be cut off considering that, as has actually been stated, the top needs to always have an entire pattern resting about 1/2"" below the image molding or ceiling line. Enabling 6"" for trimming, the length of the strips to be cut will be 8', 6"". The table is 7' long. Take the roll of paper in the left hand, lay it on the table and, with the right-hand man, take out 11/2"" from the roll. Let this hang over completion of the table, and after that unroll 7', which will cover the length of the table. Analyze the style to identify the finest place to cut, keeping in mind that the top of the pattern will be about 1/2"" listed below the image molding. This very first piece might be a little longer in order to get the leading right. The remainder of the paper is cut into equal lengths of 8' 6"". Do not do this in the bathroom. No tub is a great table, even if it is a walk-in tub. A ""two-top"" or drop pattern is one in which the style does not fall directly opposite. In a drop pattern, every other length drops one half of a pattern. If the pattern is 20"" long, for instance, the adjacent pattern will be 10"" listed below this. It can be seen, then, that a drop pattern paper can not be cut the very same as a straight-pattern paper. If all lengths were cut the very same, every other length would not match at the top This is especially visible in small locations like bathrooms, where the wallpaper is among the only things to take a look at while awaiting the sauna or being in the tub. The wallpaper is visible from the shower as well. The simplest way to cut these papers is to take lengths from different rolls. Cut the very first length as explained for a ""one-top"" pattern. Lay this aside. Cut the next length off the other roll, matching it at the top. Continue to cut lengths at the same time from one roll and the other, keeping the two separated. The very first, 3rd, 5th, etc., lengths will have one leading, while the 2nd, fourth, 6th, and so on, will be different. Prior to hanging the first width, the location at which to start need to be identified. This is found by deciding which the most prominent walls are. They are typically those between windows and over the mantel. Then identify the least conspicuous place in the room and prepare the work to finish there, so if a mismatch occurs, it will be least noticeable. If there is no mantel in the space, the very first width needs to be hung in between the windows. Then follow around to the right, covering one side of the room. Go back to the window end and paper the other side. By this plan of treatment, you will always have good light. If you are working in a restroom with no windows, try affixing a brilliant light onto the shower tray or the shower doors (this may be hard with frameless shower doors) to get rid of most dubious corners. If there is a mantel in the space, the very first pieces are positioned there, since it is the most obvious point. The wall over the mantel is marked so that the paper will be focused. This procedure is as follows: Determine the width of wall over the mantel to discover the center. Draw a line through this center. If the space needs four widths, position the very first width of paper with its center on the center line of the mantel. A complete width is put to the left and right of the center piece. These 3 widths are brief lengths. The remaining part will be covered with 2 partial widths of full length. Cut these 1/2"" wider than needed, so regarding have the edges turn the corner."