WALLPAPER HANGING GUIDE

 

We always recommend when possible seek professional support from your local decorator.

 

Every roll should be inspected before cutting and hanging, please check that the wallpaper is correct and that no visible problems arise during hanging

 

Preparation:

  • All walls should be prepared correctly and lined with a good lining paper.

  • Walls should be clean, dry and even.

  • Remove all old wallpaper, paste ad loose paint.

  • New plaster should be allowed to dry out completely.

  • Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.

  • Scrape off al powdery and flaky surfaces.

  • Absorbent surfaces should be prepared with an alkaline primer.

  • Dark wall coverings may need their edges coloured with a crayon of a similar hue to avoid white edges showing.

 

Application

Use a high quality, ph neutral, solvent free, fungicide protected and light grade adhesive.  When in doubt, consult your supplier.  Paste the wall rather than the back of your paper.  Apply the cut length of paper, taking care to match the pattern if applicable.  Use a soft felt roller than a decorators brush for smoothing.  Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and make sure that no paste gets on the smoothing roller.  Dried paste could damage the surface of the wallpaper.  Trim the top and bottom of the wallpaper with paper-hanging scissors or a sharp knife and straight-edge ruler.  Keep hands dry and clean at all times.

Special instruction for Silver Foil Products

Please be aware that the silver foil element of the paper may be damaged if there is a level of alkaline with the walls.  When in doubt prepare the wall with an alkaline – resistant primer before hanging the lining paper.