Before installing your Pre-pasted Removable Wallpaper please read carefully.
Hanging wallpaper is a two-person job. And whether you are doing just a wall, or an entire room, make sure to set aside enough time to complete the entire installation In one day. Since paper shrinks as it dries, completing the task in a timely manner will ensure a seamless match of your patterns.
PREPARE YOUR WALL
Before applying any wallpaper, ensure your wall is smooth, clean and dust-free. Patch or sand any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper. For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color. Allow recently painted or primed walls to cure for 4+ weeks prior to installing wallpaper. Applying wallpaper over uncured paint can lead to bubbling as moisture tries to escape.
PREPARE YOUR PAPER
Unroll each strip so that they face the same way. The top of the strip has no white space, and the bottom has a narrow line of white space labelled with any barcode information. Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging. Note: While the wallpaper rolls are numbered ("qty1-1 of 8" and so on), these numbers are not aligned to installing these panels in any particular order. It is simply to notate the quantity of items in your order.
DECIDE WHERE TO START HANGING
If you're applying multiple rolls of wallpaper across one, two or three walls, you can start hanging from the farthest left corner to the right, or from the right to the left. Once you start in one direction, commit to it. If covering an entire room, choose an Inconspicuous corner to begin since the repeat may not match up on the final seam.
BOOKING THE PAPER
Booking the wallpaper is the process used to activate the pre-pasted adhesive with water. Enough water must be applied across the paper to create a goopy consistency in order to ensure effective installation.
There’s a few ways to start booking, but these two are the most common:
Use a clean paint roller or sponge to thoroughly wet the back of the paper. Use a high output spray bottle to saturate the adhesive. Be sure to keep all sprays consistent so that there is a good amount of water for the entire length of the panel.
Important Tip - Good overhead lighting and a flat surface will be your friend! If lighting is an issue, use a flashlight or even your cell phone to find variations in reflection over the roll. Whenever you find these spots or edges, get them wet! Once the paper is thoroughly wet, gently fold the top and bottom, pasted sides together, to meet in the middle, as shown in the diagram below. Take care not to crease the paper. It is important to allow each panel of paper to rest in the booking phase for at least 3-5 minutes before you hang the panel. The paper will expand as the water is absorbed by the paper fibers, and then, as it dries, the paper will tighten again for a smooth professional finish.
Once the first panel of wallpaper is properly booked for 3 - 5 minutes, pick it up and unfold just the top half of the paper, leaving the white edge with the barcode information still booked.
Noting where you decided to start hanging the paper, align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling - if your the ceiling edge is not perfectly straight, start about an inch above the edge and then trim the paper once dry If you are installing in the corner, that edge may help, too. Painter's tape can be also used to secure the paper if it begins to slip as you adjust.
Once the paper is in position, unfold the bottom half of the strip to install onto the wall. Smooth the paper downward with a damp sponge or a wallpaper smoothing tool. Take care to remove air bubbles as you go. Larger ones can be lightly pressed from beneath the paper to the edges.
Pick up your second roll of wallpaper and apply it so that the new roll overlaps the edge of the previous roll by approximately ¾ inch (1.9 cm). Be mindful to visually match the repeat. There is no need to trim the overlap. Because wallpaper shrinks as it dries, this method guarantees the repeat will remain without any spaces in-between each panel. Repeat this step, aligning each new roll over the previous one until you complete your installation.
Once you've installed all the panels it is time to finish up with the finer details, and while we know you will be excited to get this done, take a break and relax! You must let your paper dry completely - about 3hours - to guarantee it completely shrunk back to it's original size.