Wallpaper Hanging Guide

 

IMPORTANT
Before hanging check that rolls are undamaged, that numbers and letters are the same for each roll of this design and that all colours match.
Take extra care when papering around electric light switches and power points.
Do not allow moisture to drip onto electrical contacts.
PREPARATION
Prepare wall by removing all traces of dirt, old wallpaper, or loose paint. Do not hang wallcoverings on any wall with a history of damp. Fill any cracks and allow to dry before hanging. Absorbent surfaces should be appropriately sized using a diluted wallpaper adhesive. Sealed walls, i.e. painted should be rubbed with sandpaper to create a ‘key’.
It is important that the walls are of an even and consistent colour. If they are not then consideration should be given to painting them with an appropriate colourwash.
Alternatively, we recommend that walls be ‘lined’ horizontally using a good quality lining paper. Allow this to fully dry.
HANGING
We recommend the use of a light ready mixed adhesive.
Evenly apply the adhesive directly onto the wall using a brush or a short pile emulsion roller. It is not necessary to pre-cut the lengths of paper as it can be applied direct from the roll.
Apply the wallcovering to the wall and smooth down with a good quality hanging brush or plastic spatula.
Do not overlap, use butt joins.
CAREFULLY WIPE ANY EXCESS PASTE FROM THE FACE OF THE PAPER IMMEDIATELY WITH A CLEAN DAMP SPONGE BEFORE IT DRIES.
After hanging 2 or 3 lengths, inspect the results to ensure that there is no shading or other fault.