How to install

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper

Important

Before you start

Please read all instructions carefully before installing, including decorators or professionals.

Carefully check the wallpaper before installation for faults or errors. Lay all panels out on the floor and arrange in correct order.

Check that all panels match and that you are happy with the design, colours, and quality. Once applied to your wall your right of return may be voided. No liability can be accepted for costs incurred installing or removing item.

Equipment

You will need a few things

Masking tape, a sharp box-cutter knife - and most importantly, a friend or partner to help!

Step 1

Prepare your wall

Make sure your wall is clean, free of dust (very important!), and smooth. If already wallpapered, remove first. If freshly painted or plastered, please wait 4 weeks.

Step 2

Position the first strip

Without removing the backing paper, position the first strip squarely, starting top left. Place a piece of masking tape across the entire width of the strip, approximately 30cm from the top to hold the strip to the wall. Check that the strip is square against the left edge and floor. Allow the top portion of the strip to hang down over the masking tape, and gently peel away the backing paper. Using scissors, trim this backing paper strip away.

Step 3

Apply the first strip to your wall

Smoothing upwards from the fold, using a squeegee or dry sponge, to apply the strip to the wall. Remove the masking tape, and gently peel the backing paper downwards, keeping the panel in close contact with the wall and smoothing as you go. We recommend asking a second person to assist.

Step 4

Apply the remaining strips

Repeat steps 2 & 3 to apply each strip. Panels should not be overlapped. If you make any mistakes or trap large air-bubbles you can unstick and reposition as necessary.

Step 5

Trim excess

Once your wallpaper is installed, use a sharp knife (box-cutter or Stanley knife) and a straight edge to carefully trim away any excess from the sides and bottom.

Tips

Plug sockets & light switches

We recommend to unscrew the base plates from plug sockets and light switches before starting. When applying the strip cut a small "+" shape in the wallpaper directly over the switch/socket. Pull the socket/switch through the "+" shape in the wallpaper. Smooth the wallpaper onto the wall behind the switch/socket base plate. Trim away any excess and re-attach the baseplate for a seamless finish.

Tips

Sloping ceilings

Without removing the backing paper, hold up the first strip so the bottom is inline with the floor or skirting board. Fold back lightly to match the slope of the ceiling, making a light crease. Place strip on the floor and trim away the excess with a knife or scissors, leaving at least a 10cm margin above the crease.

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