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Wallpaper Installation Guide

Our wallpaper products are designed to make installation as easy as possible, it is removable wallpaper for beginners, all you need is a little DIY moxie to create a room that packs a designer punch!

So here are a couple of things you can do before installing your new wallpaper to ensure a professional finish.

Make sure the wall surface is white in colour, clean, dry, smooth and free of imperfections. For best results paint your wall with one coat of primer and one coat of white water based paint.

If your walls have been painted, primed or repaired recently make sure you allow at least 7 days for the paint to offgas and cure to prevent bubbling or longer if indicated by the manufactures instructions.

Please be aware that this product is not recommended for wash and wear or teflon painted wall surfaces.

TOOLS

  • Wallpaper water tray (included with purchase)
  • Cutter - Stanley Knife
  • Clean Cloth and Sponge
  • Bucket of clean water
  • Tape Measure
  • Floor cover and drop cloth
  • Ladder (appropriate to the height of the wall)
  • Straight edge or metal ruler (optional)
  • Spirit Level  (optional)

Always use tools as per the manufactures instructions

WARNING Water is used to install this product, so isolate the power and switch it off at the main switch board prior to prep and install. Apply tape over all electrical outlets to protect them. It should remain off for a minimum 12 hours once the installation is complete or until the surface is dry.

STEP 1

Place your sheets in number order, you will always install from left to right, starting with sheet number one in the top left corner.

The overall wallpaper has an extra 50mm of print on the top, bottom and sides. This is done to avoid issues that may arise when a wall is not completely straight and at a perfect right angle with the floor or ceiling.

Please Note - any small dents or creases in the wallpaper will disappear once installed

STEP 2

Loosely roll the first sheet with the printed side facing in, completely submerge in the water tray to fully wet the sheet and activate the paste (10 to 15 seconds)

Remove the roll by pulling the leading edge out of the tray slowly and lay the sheet on the floor glue side up

Book the sheet by folding the glue side against itself. The booked sheet will now have graphics facing upwards on both sides with the glue in contact with itself, the sheet should remain booked for about one minute. To install the sheet unfold the top half of the sheet, leaving the bottom half booked.

Tip - for best results soak and book each sheet for the same amount of time and avoid creasing the paper when booking, it is not necessary of the booked panel to lay perfectly flat

STEP 3

Using a spray bottle filled with clean water, lightly spray the wall (this will assist in ease of movement when positioning).

Overhang the top and the left hand side of the sheet by approximately 50mm. Once the sheet is in position lightly smooth the top section of the sheet allowing the rest of the sheet to drop down the wall. If you discover the sheet is not square don’t panic, simply reposition before the paste starts to adhere to the wall.

STEP 4

Smooth down the paper with a sponge, working from top centre to bottom edges. While it is important to use a damp sponge to remove bubbles during the initial application, there’s no need to worry about clearing smaller bubbles at this time. After 15 minutes, smooth out any remaining large bubbles using a damp sponge.

Bubbles that are smaller than a 50 cent piece will dissipate as the wallpaper sets  and use a clean damp cloth press firmly along the edge of the wallpaper to ‘lock it down’

Please Note: when smoothing do not apply excessive pressure, as you do not want to damage the product, your wall or push out all of the adhesive

STEP 5

In order to hang the remaining sheets overlap the left hand side of the new sheet with the previous by approximately 10mm and match up the pattern. Then check it is matching up correctly from top to bottom.

All consecutive sheets must be aligned with the previous sheet prior to sticking.

When you are happy that the pattern is aligned stick the top section into position allowing the rest of the sheet to drop down the wall ** REPEAT STEP 5 **

STEP 6

Once all the sheets have been installed and you are happy with your creation, it is time to trim away the excess.

Trimming can be done around 30min after installation is complete either freehand with your cutter knife or you can use a straight edge or metal ruler.

Using your cutter knife trim off the excess along the top, bottom and sides of the wall, always use a new blade in your knife to ensure it is sharp and will cut clearly.

Tip - If you are finding it difficult to trim the wallpaper without tearing the panel wait a little longer for the paste to harden then resume trimming

STEP 7

Wipe down your wallpaper with a damp cloth to remove any marks and/or excess paste. Some patterns may create a small layer of excess ink on the printed wallpaper. This excess ink may visibly wash away as the wallpaper is applied and does not damage to quality or appearance of the product. Simply wipe away all excess ink and admire your creation.

TRIMMING AROUND SWITCHES AND OBJECTS

  • Smooth the wallpaper firmly in a downward motion and crease it along the top of the switch or object
  • Using your cutter knife, cut a cross in the wallpaper in line with the centre of the switch or object
  • Carefully make this cross bigger using the cutter knife so that it reaches each corner of switch or object
  • Firmly smooth the wallpaper up against each side of the switch or object
  • You can now trim around the switch or object leaving enough material that it hangs just slightly over the obstruction
  • Use a flathead screwdriver or other flat tool to tuck the excess material behind the object and replace the switch or object cases

Please Note: this trimming technique can be used for all kinds of switches, objects, windows and doors

Extra Information

Once completed there may still be some bubbles, if these bubbles are smaller than a 50 cent piece they will dissipate as the wallpaper sets. In extremely rare cases bubbles may remain and/or sheets may come away from the wall. This is because there is something preventing the product from fully adhering, due to incorrect wall preparation.

Such causes can be but are not limited to:

  • Not allowing a minimum 7 days after the completion of any painting, primer or repairs
  • The surface was not smooth, flat, dry and clean (free of contaminants such as dirt, grease, dust, cleaning product residue, etc.).
  • There is a build-up of paint or plasterwork in the corners or the sides of the wall

Please Note: incorrect wall preparation is not a product or printing process fault and as such is not covered for warranty. For a full list of our terms and conditions please refer to this section of our website.

WALLPAPER REMOVAL IS EASY TOO!

  1. Use a sponge and water to thoroughly wet the wallpaper
  2. Once the wallpaper is wet, peel it from the wall (if it sticks use additional water)
  3. Clean off the residual paste with a sponge or microfibre cloth and water

The removal performance of this product is dependent upon a wide range of factors including surface preparation, installation technique, and conditions of the room environment.

Removale Wallpaper Installation