Our Expert Guide to Wallpaper Installation

By following our expert guide, your wallpaper installation should go smoothly with no issues.

Thanks for ordering your new wallpaper from Printroom Group.

For an easy experience installing your wallpaper, follow this guide step by step and you’ll be done in no time at all.

Before You Start.

• Make sure that your wallpaper is intact and has not been damaged in transit.

• Make sure that you have adequate lighting so that you can inspect the material properly while you are installing.

Surface Preparation.

• Brush off area to be covered with a stiff bristle brush to remove all dirt and loose material.

• All surface marks and mould should be removed using the appropriate solution. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying wallpaper.

• Any holes, cracks or defects in the surface should be filled with a good quality filler, smoothed out and allowed to dry.

• Just remember, a dry surface is the right surface – so if you have to make repairs to the wall. Always allow the surface to dry thoroughly prior to installation.

Hanging Your Wallpaper

• Apply undiluted adhesive to the surface to be covered using a medium-pile paint roller. Only paste one drop area at a time.

• Use a soft spatula to apply the wallpaper to the prepared surface using a smooth up-and-down motion. Take care not to squeeze the adhesive out at the edges.

• Let the wallpaper settle for about 15 minutes before trimming the top and bottom.

• If you are going to butt-join drops of wallpaper, align the design top to bottom and work away from the butted edge with the same up-and-down motion using the soft spatula. You can also safely seal the butt joins using a small rubber roller along the join. But go easy with the roller as overworking the join could cause the edges to fray.

• If you are going to overlap and trim the wallpaper, overlap sufficiently to match up the design and then trim down the middle. If you don’t want to join it up straight away, turn back the edges by about 5cm (2”) until you are ready to make the join with the next drop of wallpaper.

Removing Your Wallpaper

• Your wallpaper can be removed dry without causing damage to the wall surface (assuming that the wall surface is stable or has been made stable prior to application).

• You may find, however, that the backing splits as you take down the wallpaper, and bits get left behind on the surface. They can easily be removed by soaking them in warm water mixed with a mild household detergent and gently working the residual pieces off the surface with a stripping knife.

Surface Science!

Uncoated Absorbent Surfaces:

Apply one coat of primer, diluted 1 part primer to 3 parts clean water. Allow to dry thoroughly before installation.

Coated Absorbent Surfaces:

Multi-coats may impair the porosity of the surface and affect adhesion. Ensure all surfaces. Apply one coat of primer diluted to 1 part primer to 1 part clean water. Allow to dry thoroughly before installation.

Non-Absorbent Surfaces:

It is simply a matter of making sure that any filled, patched or absorbent areas are made smooth and equalised in colour and absorbency with a similar pigmented oil-based paint.

And Voilà!

Your brand new feature wall is looking fabulous and really brightens up the place. We are always on-hand to give expert advice for wallpaper installation. So if you are struggling, please ask us for help! You can email our Production Director at ahalligan@printroom.co.uk or you can call us on 01344 312714 for any help or enquiries. Don’t forget to check us out on Social Media and have a browse of our website for more innovative products that may be great for you!

If you are in any doubt whatsoever about anything detailed in this leaflet or need assistance, please call us on 01344 312714.

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