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How to Remove a Bubble from Wallpaper

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Bubbles in wallpaper are usually caused by poor wallpaper hanging. If there are a lot of bubbles, the best solution is to replace the wallpaper. However, a small number of bubbles can be removed using the following steps to repair each one individually.

Step 1

Cut Open Bubble

Cut Open Bubble

Use a sharp utility knife to cut open the bubble. Cleanly make a cross cut with a vertical and horizontal incision.

Step 2

Open out Each Corner & Apply PVA Adhesive

Open out Each Corner & Apply PVA Adhesive

Open out each of the four small wallpaper flaps that were created with the cross cut. Use a lining fitch brush to apply a small amount of PVA adhesive to the underside of each flap.

Step 3

Smooth Flaps Back into Place

Smooth Flaps Back into Place

Use a sponge to carefully smooth out each of the four flaps, firmly into their positions in the wallpaper.