Measuring & Estimating Wallpaper for a Stairwell?

Measuring & Estimating Wallpaper for a Stairwell?

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Aaron Able
Feb 11, 2010

Q: Does anyone know how to measure stairwells for wallpaper? I have a four-story rowhouse with a winding staircase along one wall. It is currently papered (and the paper is really old and stained and there's no way to clean it). There are some places where the height is 16 feet, and some places where it's two feet (over doors). Do I just segment the space and add all the square footage together, or is there a better way to figure out how much wallpaper I'll need? Thanks!

Sent by Erica

Editor: There are lots of online wallpaper estimation calculators &mash; the important thing is to know the size and scale of the repeat in the pattern you choose. I hope this helps! Does anyone have experience estimating wallpaper?

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