Olfa Wallpaper Knife Review - best knife for wallpapering

Olfa Wallpaper Knife Review

By Mike Gregory


The Olfa wallpaper snap knife is usually stocked in a few different sizes. My personal favourite is the Olfa L5AL X which feels solid and has a tin opener on the back.

You can pick them up from a lot of different trade counters, including Crown Decorating Center, Johnstone’s Dec Centre, Dulux Dec Centre and Brewers. The cheapest place I have found them is My Paintbrush using discount code DF8 at the checkout. When buying a knife, you should pick up a pack of extra blades. They are Widley known amongst decorators as the best knife for wallpapering. This is my Olfa wallpaper knife review

The knife itself is easy to grip and is razor sharp. Wallpaper does tend to blunt a knife fairly quickly, but you tend to get a few extra cuts out of this tool before having to snap the blade and renewing its sharpness. When you’ve worked your way through the blade, just slide it down through the bottom of the knife and put a new one in. Everything is very easy and straight forward.

These knives come from Japan I believe, and I think as a nation, Japan are pretty good at anything like this.

I don’t think there is anything else to say. I’m a professional decorator so I have used countless brands over the years. I have read a few times about people importing special blades from abroad to use, but I don’t see the point. This are genuinely the best knife for wallpapering off the shelf. You simply cannot buy better.


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Olfa Wallpaper Knife Review – best knife for wallpapering