Wednesday, October 8, 2014
So after a long day of teaching and working at the Big Blue Box Store (and after only slightly more sleep than I’ve been making time for the past week or so), I launched in and tried it.
Some of the seams are excellent, if I say so myself. You really have to look for them to find them. Others I tented a little too much, and though the strips don’t actually overlap, today you can still see the line between them and feel the protrusion. The most worrisome is the one at the bottom of the wall where I have a slight gap. It couldn’t be helped, not by me at my present level of ability: It’s a function of the curve of the brick and plaster wall. A pro would be able to stretch the paper just the right way to close that up. Me, I’m hoping the baseboard covers most or all of it.
report on seam cycles and he says 11 to 12 minutes for a Britpulp machine print like my “Savernake.” But is that from the time you begin to apply the paste or from the time you get the abutting strip on the wall?
I could email him and ask, I suppose . . .
I’m glad I recut to adjust the pattern. Now the heaviest elements will be balanced, top to bottom. The way I had it at first would have spelled aesthetic disaster.
Beige? Heaven forbid!