Wallpaper Hanging Instructions

Please do take care when installing your wallpaper, or hiring a professional for installation, as we are unable to compensate install fees for tradesmen or third parties, or take responsibility for any installation errors.

All our wallpapers are ‘Paste The Wall’ - this means the decorator should paste the wall and NOT the paper.

 We recommend a premium quality tub adhesive, or an equivalent good quality pH neutral, solvent-free, fungicide protected, light grade adhesive should be used. Do NOT use self-mix adhesives. All purpose and heavy duty pastes are not suitable.

Try to avoid getting adhesive on the printed surface of the wallpaper. If you do, gently wipe off with a clean dry sponge and then use clean water only with no soap or cleaning liquids.
 
Preparation
 
Please ensure surfaces are clean, smooth and dry, removing any old wallcoverings, loose paint or dirt, and filling any holes or cracks before smoothing down.
 
Roughen any painted surfaces with sandpaper to achieve a good key, and on walls with powdery or flaky areas, scrape clean and paint with an oil-based primer, allowing it to dry completely.
 
If your walls are freshly plastered please ensure they are suitably sealed.
For best results always cross-line the wall horizontally with a good quality lining paper and allow to dry completely.
 
Application
 
Check that your wallpaper rolls are undamaged and that the design/colourway is correct. Cut your lengths allowing for pattern matching and for final trimming top and bottom.
 
Check that all paper is the right way up and, if unsure, consult our website or get in touch.
 
Cut lengths according to the height of your walls and the pattern repeat, allowing a couple of inches at the top and bottom for trimming.
 
Use a plumb line or spirit level to make a straight vertical line when hanging the first length.
 
Using a roller, apply the paste evenly to the wall, covering slightly more surface area than needed for one length.
 
Apply your cut length of wallpaper to the top of the wall and gently smooth the paper to the wall using a clean, dry decorator’s brush.
 
Gently smooth out air bubbles, working from the centre towards the edges.
 
Ensure each length of paper butt up together and avoid overlapping edges.
 
Trim excess paper at top and bottom using a sharp blade.
 
Check as you progress; after hanging 2-3 lengths we advise you to inspect the result to ensure no faults are present.
 
Don't forget that all lengths should have the same drying conditions, so take care to avoid temperature fluctuations from heating or draughts during the drying process.
 
Please note that wallpaper is printed in batches. There can sometimes be a slight variation in the colour across different batches so please be sure to order the correct amount so we can supply you with rolls from the same batch. Ordering additional rolls at a later date may result in that batch being sold out.
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