Double Cutting - Just Do It!

Lisa Herbik

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My husband and I were putting up a new wall mural last night. It was definitely a 2 person job. It came in three large panels. The whole process was simple enough. The results were beautiful and we were very happy with the result.

The only real issue was when we looked at the overlap, that is, the place where one panel ends and the next begins. The alignment was perfect. But upon close inspection you could see the tell tale line of overlap.

We know all about double cutting, but to be honest, we were hesitant. After all, one wrong cut and the whole wall mural could be damaged or ruined completely. If we left the wall mural as it was, no one would probably ever notice. And if they did and were rude enough to mention it, well let's not go there!

After much stewing, my husband decided to cut. I thought it looked fine with the overlap. However, he is sort of a perfectionist and thought the risk of damage was worth the benefit of a perfectly hung wall mural. So double cut we did.

The result was great-an invisible seam between the panels. The nice thing too is that the razor line itself didn't need to be perfect. Just eyeball the middle of the overlap and keep going. Use a laser line or straight edge to keep it uniform.

We changed the blade often as we were advised. That was good advice because you have to cut completely through the two panels of your wall mural including two coats of paste. It's pretty thick and you only get one chance. So make sure to change blades about every two to three feet.

When you hang your wall mural and you're on the fence about the overlap, take my advice-double cut. You will love the results. We did!

Lisa Herbik, author. Find a tremendous variety of beautiful wall murals , please visit her website,


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