Hanging paintable wallpaper requires a few tools, time and patience. Determine where you will hang the first and final strips prior to starting your project.
Hanging the First Sheet - You are now ready to hang your first piece. Apply it so that one edge is exactly vertical and aligned with your plumb mark. Leave the bottom fold folded and, at first, work only with the upper part of the sheet. Be sure the mark for the ceiling is aligned so that there is a pattern break at the ceiling line, if you are working at an inside corner, which is often the case, wrap the one-inch overlap into the corner. See the section on inside corners. Use a wallpaper brush to work out any bubbles, stroking the brush from the inside to the outside to push the air out. Start at the top and work your way down the paper. Keep working with the brush until all the bubbles are out and the paper is perfectly smooth on the wall. Be sure you stay aligned with your plumb mark as you work with the brush. Gently lift the bottom edge of the strip to free the sheet of any wrinkles. After the upper part is smooth, release the bottom fold and position, using the palms of your hands. Then use the smoothing brush as you did above. Be sure there was no debris on the wall that you now see poking through. You will trim the paper after the next sheet is hung.