Wallpaper vs. electric outlet

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Hi there. We are renovating a bedroom and I am doing one wall with a textured wallpaper. We also want to add a couple of electrical outlets to that wall. We are stuck waiting for the electrician to show up which is holding up the project. I want to know if I should wait for the outlets to be installed before I wallpaper or can I go ahead?

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  • Roxaneg Roxaneg on Oct 04, 2017
    I had the same problem, figured out where I wanted the outlets and did all of the wallpapering except for the section of wall that the outlets were going to be placed. The electrician told me that he's done it both ways-- with or without the wallpaper.

    Just keep enough wallpaper around to patch the area.
  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Oct 04, 2017
    it would probably be easier to wait for the electrician. Sorry. I know how exciting it is to do an upgrade in your home. It's hard to wait!
  • I would just go ahead and wallpaper.
  • Henry Jespersen Henry Jespersen on Oct 04, 2017
    I would wait.You can’t be sure what problems the electrician will run into behind the wall. If you do it now, it may require patching and that never looks as good as unbroken paper.

  • Jane Briggs Jane Briggs on Oct 04, 2017
    Wait.

  • Jean Jean on Oct 04, 2017
    I would wait. You don't want to do all that work and then have to redo or repair.
  • William William on Oct 04, 2017
    I agree with waiting. The electrician can run into problems where extra cutting may be required and that would mess up the wallpaper. Un less you wouldn't mind the possibility of patching .
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