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3 Common Causes of Wallpaper Damage

3 Common Causes of Wallpaper Damage

When left untreated, peeling and damaged wallpaper can be quite unattractive and create an unhealthy living environment.

Having wallpaper installed in your home is a great way to enhance its appeal, space, and lighting, especially considering the various wallpaper colors and designs available. However, over time damage can accrue on your home’s interior wallpaper due to multiple factors, including water leaks, humidity, and poor installation. When left untreated, peeling and damaged wallpaper can be quite unattractive and create an unhealthy living environment. Listed below are three common causes of wallpaper damage in homes.

Water Leaks

Water leaks are one of the most common causes of wallpaper damage. Wallpaper and water don’t mix well. So, if your home is experiencing a water leak that’s seeping through the walls, there’s a high possibility that the water can cause staining, damage, or peeling to your interior wallpaper. Addressing and repairing water leaks promptly is the best way to ensure the integrity of your home’s walls and wallpaper.


When wallpaper is continuously exposed to humidity, moisture can build up behind it, weakening its seal and increasing the risk of mildew and mold growth. Humidity can also cause peeling at wallpaper’s corners and seems. This is common for wallpaper installed in rooms with excessive moisture, such as bathrooms. It’s important to choose the proper prep products and wallpaper with the ability to handle humid environments to avoid these issues. You can also prolong your wallpaper’s life and prevent peeling in rooms with excess humidity and moisture by turning on a fan or opening a window to regulate airflow.


Sometimes when hiring a professional to add installations or make alterations in our home, the results can be less than quality. If you notice your wallpaper is misaligned, has marks, bubbles, or peeling, these are signs of an improper installation. Although these issues can be frustrating and unappealing, they can be fixed using simple products, tools, and methods.


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