Slipping Behind the Corner

Digital ImageThis strip of wallpaper is ending at the point where the wall meets the door molding. The molding doesn’t quite butt up with the wall, leaving a 1/8″ gap.

Instead of cutting the paper flush with the edge of the molding, what I like to do in this case is cut the paper a little wider, and slip the excess into that little gap between the molding and the wall. Then I use a smoothing tool or putty knife to press it firmly against the wall.

That leaves less chance for the paper to peel up, and it looks better from certain angles, because you don’t see a “dark hole” next to the molding.

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