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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures

Spectitle:

Minor Repairs To Wallpaper

Procedure code:

0995302R

Source:

Internet - Wallpaper Repair

Division:

Finishes

Section:

Wallpaper Coverings

Last Modified:

02/24/2012

Details:

Minor Repairs To Wallpaper



MINOR REPAIRS TO WALLPAPER


PART 1---GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

    A.   This procedure includes guidance on repairing peeling,
         blistered or torn wallpaper.

    B.   See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
         reviewed along with this procedure.  These guidelines
         cover the following sections:

         1.   Safety Precautions

         2.   Historic Structures Precautions

         3.   Submittals

         4.   Quality Assurance

         5.   Delivery, Storage and Handling

         6.   Project/Site Conditions

         7.   Sequencing and Scheduling

         8.   General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)

         These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
         this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
         along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
         Preservation Officer (RHPO).


PART 2---PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

    A.   Wallpaper Paste: Consult with sales associate in
         wallpaper store to determine the correct paste.

    B.   Clean, potable water

2.02 EQUIPMENT

    A.   Clean, soft cloths

    B.   Razor blade


PART 3---EXECUTION

3.01 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION

    A.   For Peeling Wallpaper:

         1.   Carefully lift loose wallpaper.  Wet with water if
              necessary.

         2.   Apply a thin layer of wallpaper paste on the back.

         3.   Press back into place by smoothing over the surface
              with a clean, damp cloth.

    B.   For Blisters in Wallpaper:

         1.   Using a sharp razor blade, make a cut across the
              blister.  If there is a pattern, try to make the
              cut along a line or edge.

         2.   Carefully lift edges of split blister and apply a
              thin later of wallpaper paste on the back.

         3.   Press back in place by smoothing over the surface
              with a clean damp cloth.

    C.   For Tears or Holes in Wallpaper:

         1.   Using a scrap piece of wallpaper, tear out a
              wallpaper patch.  Torn, irregular edges are
              desired, as they are less evident when put in
              place.

         2.   Carefully apply a thin later of wallpaper paste on
              the back of the patch .

         3.   Position patch to match wallpaper and press in
              place by smoothing over the surface with a clean
              damp cloth.

                             END OF SECTION