Old House Journal's compendium of articles about installing wallpapering in old houses, including use of adhesives, cutting methods and wall preparation. 

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Where to Buy Scenic Wallpaper

Scenic wallpapers are on the comeback! Here's a curated collection of some of our favorite places to find the perfect scenic wallpaper or panoramas for your classic home.

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Prepping Plaster Walls for Paint & Wallpaper

Calcimine, old papers, peeling paint! Preparing the plaster substrate is the key to a good paint or wallpaper finish. In an old house, it’s not always an easy job: surprises likely lurk behind the recent latex and that floral vinyl upstairs.

Art Nouveau wallpaper from Switzerland (now discontinued) dresses up a tiny bedroom.

How To Choose Wallpaper for an Old House

Picking the right wallpaper is easy with a little historical understanding.

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Weekend Makeover: Install a Wallpaper Frieze

We show you how to install a wallpaper frieze to add character to your room.

Historical wallpapers look different, feel different, smell different from the pre-pasted papers you buy at the hardware store. Most makers offer design services to help you with your scheme.

How To Hang Historical Wallpaper

By popular request, an introduction to historical wallpaper, including skills you can pick up in one room-sized project.

A sampling of reproduction papers from today's paper designers.

6 Ways to Survive a Wallpaper Project

A quick guide to avoiding the most common pitfalls of wallpapering.

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