Wallpaper Hanging Instructions
WALLPAPER HANGING INSTRUCTIONS – WOVEN PAPER
Before cutting and hanging wallpaper or borders please inspect every roll to ensure that they all have the same code, are in good condition and that the edges match correctly. The company cannot accept any liability for defects in the condition of the product or matching which are apparent at the time of hanging, nor can the company be responsible for any consequential loss. All labels should be retained until hanging is complete and to your satisfaction. If your wallpaper is an all-over dark colour the ends of the roll should be coloured with a matching water based crayon or marker to avoid white edges showing.
To minimize the hazard in the event of fire DO NOT hang wallpapers over expanded polystyrene veneers or any other such highly flammable products and ensure that wallcoverings are always firmly stuck down.
Walls should be clean, firm and dry. Roughen any painted surfaces with Glass/Sandpaper to form a key. Remove any old wallcoverings and fill in any holes and cracks. Size any absorbent surfaces. Scrape powdery or flaky areas and paint with a suitably prepared size, or oil based primer, allowing it to dry completely.
It is important that the walls are horizontally cross-lined, using a good quality lining paper, the adhesive should be the same as used on the final wallpaper. We recommend that lining paper is then sized to aid adhesion. The lining should be allowed to dry out fully before hanging out wallcovering.
Ensure that a ready mixed PVA adhesive containing fungicide is used with this wallcovering. (USA: A properly mixed wheat or light-weight vinyl adhesive may be used. Medium weight and heavy weight vinyl adhesives must not be used). Try to avoid getting adhesive on the printed surface, dried paste will damage the surface of a printed wallpaper. If it is unavoidable, gently wipe off with a clean damp sponge whilst it is moist, making sure to rinse the sponge thoroughly throughout the cleaning process using clear water only and no soap or cleaning liquids of any kind.
Cut your lengths allowing for Pattern Matching and for final trimming top and bottom. DO NOT assume that the wallpaper will come off the roll the right way up - this should always be checked and if unsure, please contact us. Apply an even coat of paste ensuring the edges and well covered, allow to soak for 4-5 minutes until the paper is supple otherwise bubbling and lifting at the joints may occur, oversoaking can result in shrinkback. DO NOT paste more than one length at a time. Use a plumb line when hanging the first length and smooth the paper to the wall using a paperhangers brush from the centre of the length to the edge to expel air bubbles. After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, we strongly recommend that you inspect the result to ensure no shading or other faults are present, ideally the wallpaper should be left overnight to dry before inspection. NO claim for redecorating costs can be allowed once more than one roll had been hung. Special care should be taken when hanging very pale colours as joins are inevitably more apparent. Butt-join subsequent lengths. If sufficient paste has been applied to the edges there should be no need to use a seam roller to smooth down the edges - if this is necessary, only a felt roller should be used. It is advised that completed whole areas are wiped down with a clean damp sponge to give a consistent lustre upon drying. Good ventilation and an even temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper.
Surface marks may be removed by gently dabbing with a moist sponge. Do not scrub or use any abrasive cleaning agents.
This information is supplied in good faith, but without guarantee and on the understanding that the installer will have decorating knowledge to work with differing site or atmospheric conditions.