Before hanging your wallpaper, check that rolls are undamaged, that the product code and batch reference are the same for each roll and that all colours match. Please check which way up the design should be and if in doubt, speak with your retailer or search for the product code via the search bar to view images online.
1. The walls need to be dry, smooth, clean and free from dust.
2. Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
3. The walls should be an all-over light neutral colour with no highly contrasting areas.
4. Measure the wall at various points. The longest/highest part of the wall is the initial dimension for cutting the wallpaper.
5. For pattern repeat check the wallpaper. Drop match or straight match? It affects the way you cut and hang it.
6. Cut lengths, add 3 to 5 centimeters at the top and bottom for trimming. Hang lengths in the same sequence as cut from master roll. You can number the rolls.
2. Use the correct paste
1. All our wallpapers are ‘Paste The Wall’ this means you paste the wall and not the paper. Also none as non-woven.
2. We advise to use ready mixed glue. (pre-mixed past-the-wall paste) Widely available online or at your local DIY store.
3. Paste should be evenly applied to the wall and hang 1 length at a time, to an area slightly wider than the width of the roll.
4. Should any paste come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly dabbed off whilst moist, using a clean, dry sponge or soft cloth with no soap or cleaning liquids.
3. Apply the wallpaper to your wall
1. The wallpaper can be hung dry from the roll left to right. Use ladders to get to the ceiling and allow a little extra product, e.g 2-3cm at the top.
2. As you hang from the roll lightly brush (Using a clean dry decorators brush) into place as you go down to the skirting board. Here you can lightly push the paper to the wall. Leave the roll on the floor, or cut the lengths before you hang.
3. Ensure that the paper is in the correct position and is vertically correct. Brush down the paper with a smoothing decorator’s brush from the centre to the edges of the roll.
4. Cut the excess paper at the top and bottom with a knife or wallpaper scissors.
5. Working to the right of this first “drop”,paste the wall again allowing a few centimetres wider than the width of the wallpaper. You should see you don’t need to get close to the first drop of paper when doing this.
6. For the second drop – look to see where the paper matches (the point at which the design fits together along the edges of the wallpaper).
7. Starting at the top, match the paper as you hang it dry from the roll – lightly brushing the paper to the wall as you go. The paper will slide into place on the paste.
8. When you get to the bottom of the wall – check the pattern matches, and there are no gaps. If there are bubbles, or mismatches, just loosely pull the paper back and brush it back down. The paper is forgiving!
9. TRIM AS BEFORE AND YOU’RE DONE!
10. Repeat until the wall is covered. Don’t worry about taking breaks or giving up for the night. You can pick up wherever you left off – just make sure to re-apply the paste – If leaving your paste overnight cover it up.