How to calculate number of rolls of wallpaper in a standard room.


A wallpapering job in Dun Laoghaire

A wallpapering job in Dun Laoghaire

If you are replacing wall paper that is up already, then to work out how much paper you need do the following. If it is a standard with paper it will be 52cm’s or 21″inches, You count the seems between the drops of wallpaper (hard to see if the last wall paper hanger was any good) and the total drops lets say 34 you divide by 3 if your room is a ¬†standard height room, then you will get three drops to a roll of wall paper. It is important to count the door openings as a full length to make
sure you will have enough paper, in this case 11.3 rolls, lets call it 12.. The other thing to consider is if you have a large pattern repeat on the paper you are buying (larger than 10cms) you may need to add a role or two to make sure you have enough paper. If you are papering for the first time and want to order paper, if standard width paper you measure around the room in margins of 21″ ¬†and count the door opes and windows as a drop, and you will come up with a number which you again divide by 3 giving you the number of rolls required for your room. If you need a great decorator or wall paper hanger contact us today!