Before starting the installation, thoroughly review the instructions provided. It is advisable to test the installation process with a wallpaper sample before proceeding with a larger purchase.
The wall must be prepared prior to installation, ensuring a smooth and even surface free of texture or contaminants. Fill in any holes and sand rough areas for a flat and smooth wall. The wall must be clean and dry before installation.
- Bucket Roller and tray
- Spirit level
- Drop cloth
- Sponge or cloth
- Pencil Sharp
- utility knife and extra blades
- Seam roller Smoothing tool
- Trim guide
Your pre-pasted, water-activated wallpaper comes in numbered panels, which should be hung from left to right, edge to edge. Carefully unpack the panels, lay them out and check for any missing, damaged or misaligned panels.
It is recommended to have two people for the installation process.
Ensure the first panel is straight by marking vertical lines 64.5 cm from the left corner using a spirit level, measuring tool, and pencil. Use these markings as a guide when hanging the first panel. The markings should be as faint as possible to avoid showing through the wallpaper.
BOOKING THE WALLPAPER
Before hanging the paper, it is necessary to "book" it by folding it paste-to-paste to prevent expansion on the wall, which can cause bubbles and wrinkles. This process should be done immediately after the paper is soaked or sprayed with water.
There are a few ways to book the paper:
- Wet the back of the paper thoroughly with a paint roller or sponge.
- Wet the adhesive thoroughly with a spray bottle, ensuring even coverage throughout the panel.
A flat surface and bright overhead lighting can be helpful in verifying that the entire length of paper is saturated. If there are dry spots, wet them.
Fold the top and bottom pasted sides of the paper together, to meet in the middle. Avoid creasing the paper to prevent cracks in the print. Allow the booked panel to rest for 3-5 minutes before hanging. The paper fibers will expand when wet and tighten again when dry for a smooth finish.
BEGIN HANGING THE WALLPAPER
After letting the first panel soak for 3-5 minutes after booking, carefully unroll only the top portion of the paper while keeping the bottom half still folded with the barcode information visible.
INSTALLING THE FIRST PANEL
Begin by placing the top left corner of the wallpaper at the top left of the wall and align it with your vertical markings. If the ceiling line is not straight, start 2.5 cm above it and trim the paper once it's dry for a straight and even edge. Check for level and straightness with the help of a friend or the corner edge. Then, unroll the bottom half of the panel and smooth it onto the wall with a damp sponge or smoothing tool, removing any air bubbles as you go.
INSTALLING THE ADDITIONAL PANEL
Ensure the pattern matches and hang the rest of the panels edge to edge, not overlapping, and with enough paper over the top and bottom edges. Each panel should be aligned with the previous one on the wall.
Firmly join the panels at the seams, using a seam roller for optimal results. Avoid applying wallpaper paste on the front of the mural as it will become visible when it dries. Keep in mind that excessive creasing may cause cracks in the print.
If there are any air bubbles or wrinkles, gently press or smooth them out, or peel back the affected area and reapply. Note that excessive pressure will not harm the wallpaper but may transfer ink onto your hands and other surfaces.
TRIM BOTTOM, TOP AND SIDE
After all panels are installed, precisely trim the top, bottom, and far right sides of the panels using a trim guide and a sharp utility knife. Take your time to ensure a clean, sharp cut.
HOW TO REMO
To remove the wallpaper, start at a corner of a panel and peel it away from the wall gently. A damp sponge may help to reactivate the adhesive, making it easier to remove. Once all the wallpaper is removed, wipe the wall with a damp sponge to eliminate any remaining adhesive residue.