Wallpaper might not be as common as it was in days past, but it can still be found in many older homes, as well as, some modern homes where they have tried to achieve a rustic look. Wallpaper does come with some very beautiful patterns, but this is only the case if it was installed correctly. If there are bubbles or if the panels aren’t lined up correctly, it could look pretty bad. The problem is, if an inexperienced person were to install wallpaper, he will very likely make mistakes, and the only solution would be to rip off several panels, possibly ruining them.

If you are buying a home that has wallpaper already in it, make sure that it is not up there to hide something underneath it. Running your hand across the walls, you might be able to pick up on holes, cracks or even dampness underneath it that hasn’t been taken care of. If mold starts growing behind the wallpaper, it could spread fairly quickly and unnoticed for a long time.

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