How to apply Wallpaper

How to apply Wallpaper

STYLE:

First you need to decide if it’s going to be, feature wall, Or are you doing all the walls the same ?

If it is a Feature, is the feature wall design going bold or subtle?

Then you need to choose a Theme; Colour / pattern or mural

 

 

HOW TO INSTALL WALLPAPER

So you have chosen wallpaper - now for installation

STEP 1

Measure the area and make sure to order extra for any bloopers.

Did you choose paste or pre-pasted - heres the Pro's on both to help you choose.

Advantages of Pasted

Advantages of Pre-pasted

We supply Pre-pasted as its the easiest to install and its non toxic

If you chose the pre-pasted method, buy extra wallpaper paste, even though your wallpaper is pre-pasted its good to keep some around, especially for any stubborn corners

INTRODUCTION:

We have included a short video to help with installation.

STEP 2

Tools required will be;

Tape measurer level

Ruler
squeegee
scissors
razor knife
Masking tape and watch to time the Panel Soak

And wallpaper paste, even though your wallpaper is pre-pasted its good to keep some around, especially for any stubborn corners

 

STEP 3

Make sure your wall is  

  • Clean, our advise is to wash the walls the day before

  • Hasn’t been painted in the last 6 months

  • Smooth

STEP 4

Get your prep area ready, this is the area where you will wet ur wallpaper or mix your wallpaper paste, have all your tools laid out so that its easily accessible and findable.

Lets Begin

STEP 5

  • Choose a starting position

  • Lay out your panels to make sure it lines up and covers all the areas

  • Make provision on the panels that will be covering the plug and light switch panels by taping them up so that they don't get wet.

STEP 6

Spray your first three panels and wait several minutes, just as the video indicated - we recommend 5-10 minutes.

  • Don’t pre-spray all the panels instead spray the panels as you do them, i like to do 2 at a time each time so that it give the paste time to activate.

STEP 7

Apply First panel, use a squeegee to smooth out bumps and remember to use your spirit level to check everything is level.

Wipe the wallpaper with a sponge if there is any glue residue as it can discolour.

As you use a Panel, spray a new one to keep the supply endless and simply restart Steps 6 - 7 until completion.

Use a sharp razor knife to cut any excess pieces or along the borders, make sure to use your ruler/level to ensure they are straight lines.

 

 

 

 For removing wallpaper, check out our how to remove wallpaper article