Wallpaper Installation Tips

Here are a few tips that will assist with wallpaper installations:
The key to a successful wallpapering project is correctly preparing the walls. Wall surfaces should be primed before papering or a lining paper may be used. Priming or screeding creates a smooth surface for the wallpaper and seals the surface so the paste will not penetrate into the wall material.

A coat of oil-based wall primer is probably the most popular sealer. You can also use a special glue called wallpaper primer/sealer to prime the walls. Either of these primers can be applied, like paint, with a brush or roller. It is always best to secure the services of a professional wallpaper installer.

When using wallpaper with a dark base, it is recommended that the surface be painted black first.

In order to minimize wastage careful planning and consideration must be given to pattern matching prior to hanging on the wall.

When using papers with a foiled finish or if thinner paper is chosen, it is advised that a lining paper be used to obtain a smooth finish – care must be taken to smooth down the paper with a covered tool (we recommend using a velvet covered squeegee).

A seam roller must be used to seal the wallpaper seams and edges.

Please check roll batch numbers to ensure that all rolls are from the same batch as there could be slight dye-lot variations betv/een different batches of the same design.
Please read the installation instructions carefully, note the symbols below:

Paste the Wall
Paste is applied directly to the wall and no need to soak the paper.

Paste the paper
Paste is applied directly to the wallpaper and usually requires a soaking process. Please allow for sufficient to absorb, this would prevent shrinking after application to the wall.

The difference between the instructions above is in the method of applying or activating the paste before hanging the paper.

When using Paste the Wall wallpaper, the paste is applied directly to the wall before hanging each strip. This wallpaper is made with a special non-v/oven backing paper that does not expand when wet; therefore, it does not need to soak as in other application methods.

When using Paste the Paper method, the paste is applied to the back of the wallpaper before hanging. This method requires soak time, which is a v/ay to activate the paste while letting the paper rest before hanging the strip. A waiting period of up to half an hour is recommended to allow for shrinkage.