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Papering a ceiling 2

Papering a ceiling 1

Trimming ceiling paper around pendants and ceiling roses.

papering around pendantAlways switch off the power before working around ceiling roses or other electrical items.
When you reach a circular obstruction on the ceiling, lay the paper over it lightly and mark its centre on the paper.

Make radial cuts spanning out from this mark, long enough to accommodate the obstruction. Push the paper back to the surface and tap the paper down around the object with the end of the bristles.

The remaining triangular pieces should be trimmed once the rest of the length has been hung. They are best cut with a sharp knife to avoid having to lift and re-fix the paper.