05:03PM | 05/15/06
Member Since: 05/14/06
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what is the general feeling about hanging wallpaper in a brand new home with respect to the home settling, nails popping and drywall cracking leading to wallpaper damage? should we wait a year to hang the paper?


05:55PM | 05/16/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
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If your home is brand spanking new, it wouldn't be a bad idea to wait several months before you hang paper. Paper is more difficult to repair than paint and a new house will settle over several months. Waiting a year also might not be a bad idea either. Allowing your home to go through all the seasons will allow any problems with settling to show themselves in nail pops, cracks in the walls and corners and so on.

Do you already have the paper? If so, you really should at least inspect it to be sure that there is no defects in the paper. Most companies will only allow you to return for defects within 60 or 90 days. All companies also charge a restocking fee for returns that are not due to defects. Open a roll and roll out enough to see at least enough to cover two sheets on a wall. Check for ink smears, tears or anything else (I've seen some interesting stuff rolled into wallpaper including a smushed dragon fly!).

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