Wallpapering? - A handy guide
Wallpaper can be used all over the home to add visual interest to any room. From creating a feature wall to making a bold statement on the ceiling, the sky's the limit regarding how creative you can be.
All our wallpapers are ‘Paste The Wall’ - this means the decorator or yourself should paste the wall and not the paper. Paste the wall wallpaper is a relatively new innovation that has been embraced by many wallpaper brands because it is easy to use and quicker to apply.
We recommend a premium quality tub adhesive or an equivalent good quality pH neutral, solvent-free, fungicide protected, light grade adhesive should be used.
If any adhesive lands itself on the printed surface of the wallpaper, gently wipe off the majority with a clean dry sponge and then use clean water. Preparation Ensure surfaces are clean, smooth, and dry. Begin removing any old wallcoverings, loose paint or dirt, & fill any holes or
cracks before smoothing down.
Roughen any painted surfaces with sandpaper to achieve a good key, and for walls with powdery or flaky areas, scrape clean and paint with an oil-based primer, allowing it to dry completely. If your walls are freshly plastered please ensure they are suitably sealed. For best results always cross-line the wall horizontally with a good quality lining paper and allow it to dry completely.
Application Check that you're wallpaper rolls are undamaged and that the design/colourway is correct. Cut your lengths allowing for pattern matching and for final trimming top and bottom. Check that all paper is the right way up and, if unsure, consult our website or get in touch. Cut lengths according to the height of your walls and the pattern repeat, allowing a couple of inches at the top and bottom for trimming.
Use a plumb line or spirit level to make a straight vertical line when hanging the first length. Using a roller, apply the paste evenly to the wall, covering slightly more surface area than needed for one length. Apply you're cut the length of wallpaper to the top of the wall and gently smooth the paper to the wall using a clean, dry decorator’s brush. Gently smooth out air bubbles, working from the centre towards the edges. Ensure each length of paper butts up together and avoid overlapping edges. Trim excess paper at the top and bottom using a sharp blade. Check as you progress; after hanging 2-3 lengths you should inspect the result to ensure there are no faults present, and contact us if you encounter any problems. Don't forget that all lengths should have the same drying conditions, so avoid temperature fluctuations from heating or draughts during the drying process.
Why Batch numbers are important
Colour and pattern can vary between different wallpaper batches. Batch numbers work like a registration system, indicating which rolls of wallpaper come from the same batch.
Batch numbers are important if you are hoping to achieve a uniform look with your wallpaper. However, we are a wallpaper brand that prints to order instead of in batches, so you don’t need to worry about this. Ordering the correct quantity from the beginning is necessary. We are on hand to help if you are unsure.
Once your work is complete, sit back and enjoy the view!