How to install

Standard, Premium, & Washable Wallpapers

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

A good quality ready-mixed wallpaper paste from any DIY store, a paint brush or roller, a sharp box-cutter knife, and a dry sponge for smoothing - and most importantly, a friend or partner to help!

Step 1

Prepare your wall

Your wall should be clean, dry, smooth, dirt and dust free. If freshly painted or plastered wait 4-6 weeks before installing as adhesive may not bond correctly. If wall is painted with silk (shiny) paint this must be roughened with sandpaper first. You may wish to use a wallpaper primer before installation, although this is not required.

Step 2

Apply paste to wall

Spread a thin, uniform layer on your wall with a brush or roller where the strip is to be placed. Do not paste the entire wall in one go as the paste may dry before applying all the strips. We recommend starting with the far left first.

Step 3

Apply first strip to wall

Starting at the top, apply the first strip to the wall. This is much easier with a second pair of hands to help! Take care to avoid ripping or creasing paper. Do not fold paper strips before applying. Smooth the strip carefully with a dry sponge or rubber roller to remove air bubbles. Made a mistake? Don't worry, carefully peel back the strip and re-apply.

Step 4

Apply the remaining strips

Apply the remaining strips, taking care to match up the image. No overlap is required. Remove any excess paste with a slightly damp cloth, taking care to not place excessive pressure on paper.

Step 5

Allow to dry

Allow to dry at a constant temperature of approximately 20°c for 24 hours. It is important to close windows and doors, and switch off air conditioning/air vents to avoid draughts as drying too quickly may cause strips to distort and/or crack.

Step 6

Trim excess

When dry, trim away any excess wallpaper from the bottom and edges with a sharp knife (box-cutter or Stanley knife) and a straight edge.

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. When dry, trim away any excess and re-attach the baseplate for a seamless finish.

Tips

Sloping ceilings

Without applying paste to the wall, 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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