Another Reason to Buy (and Keep) Extra Wallpaper – Repair Water Leak


Having extra wallpaper is a good thing. Keep it wrapped up with its label, and stored in a climate-controlled closet. You never know when you will need to pull it out to make repairs.

This home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Repairs were made, and I hung beautiful new wallpaper in the powder room just a month or two ago. Well, the poor homeowners suffered another water issue – a leaky pipe. Yes, this would be one of the new pipes in their new powder room.

Fixing the leak required cutting a two holes out of the drywall. The plumber did a decent job of patching the holes. The next step is covering that drywall with some wallpaper.

It’s such a good thing that the homeowners have scraps left from the install.

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2 Responses to “Another Reason to Buy (and Keep) Extra Wallpaper – Repair Water Leak”

  1. Mallory Glasner Says:

    If you find any visible mold patches, use EPA approved sprays to kill the spores, disinfect all adjacent surfaces, and apply a sealant (when the area is completely dry) for added protection against mold growth in the future.

  2. thewallpaperlady Says:

    Super info, Mallory. Especially since we are pre-Harvey and many flooded homeowners are just now getting their homes put back together. And a reminder that bleach alone is not a cure-all. Thank you for reading and posting!

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