After much research we discovered that paper from the 1800's was just that, paper, not the vinyl we use today, but actual paper, and when the committee at the Octagon House wanted a historical make over, they ordered period paper. This leads me back to wheat paste. Yep, you guessed it we went "old school". The paste that is available today does not work with historically replicated paper, as a matter of fact, it damages it. So after a lot of research we discovered we needed to make our own paste, hence wheat paste!
Pre-cutting paper, lining it up, pre-pasting everything, adjusting the paper & repasting again....it's hard and takes a lot of patience but the end result is awesome!
We have learned a lot on this job and will continue to I'm sure! We'll keep you posted!