BEFORE YOU BEGIN- Ensure the wall covering has been supplied as ordered and has not been damaged in transit.
PREPARATION- Ensure surfaces have been thoroughly prepared and are clean, smooth and dry. Different surface preparations/primers/adhesives are required according to whether the surfaces are uncoated/absorbent, coated/absorbent, non-absorbant or high moisture. Consult your installer to see what is required for your job.
HANGING- Mark the wall with a plumbline to position the first panel correctly. Apply wallpaper paste to the wall (not the wallpaper) using a roller or brush. We recommend using a starch-based tub paste, such as the Porters brand. PVA or PVC based pastes may cause surface staining problems. Apply the dry paper to the wall aligning it to your plumb line-the paper will soften a little allowing you to position it correctly. Our wall coverings have selvedges on both sides. There is a 2cm overlap of the design in total edge to edge (1cm on each side).This allows for overlap & trimming when matching the wallpaper side to side. Installation requires on-the-wall pattern overlapping and doublecut. After the first panel has been correctly positioned, the second panel is overlapped and the pattern is aligned perfectly. With a sharp knife(or double-cutting tool, both papers are cut through neatly allowing the top selvedge to fall away as excess. Carefully lift the top edge away and remove the bottom selvedge from underneath. Firmly press down the 2 edges with a foam rubber roller for a neat butt join. Avoid squeezing paste out of joints, immeadiately remove paste with a damp sponge cloth. Paste must not come into contact with the printed side otherwise staining may occur.
WET AREAS-Our wallpaper is not suitable for wet areas.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS- The wallpaper may be cleaned with any non-solvent based household cleaner and a damp sponge. Blot dry with a lint free cloth. The surface of the print is easily scratched so take care when using metal and plastic tools in the installation. Avoid using excess water when cleaning and be sure to tend to stains immeadiately for best results. After paste is fully cured, depending on the condition of the wall, the wallpaper can be dry stripped from the wall.