Wallcovering Hanging Instructions & Care
Surface House wallpaper is printed onto a luxury 180gsm, matte coated, non-woven wallpaper.
Non-woven wallpapers are paste the wall application.
Please read these instructions carefully before hanging this wallcovering – It is advisable that a professional decorator is used.
You Will Need
- Your beautiful wallpaper
- Ready Mixed Wallpaper adhesive suitable for ‘paste the wall’ wallpaper.
- Wallpaper pasting brush or roller and a tray.
- Weighted plumb line and pencil.
- Tape measure
- A cutting guide (a metal device for neatly cutting the top and bottom of the wallpaper drops.
- A sharp knife for cutting the wallpaper and a sharp pair of scissors (for any tiny cuts around light switches etc.)
- A decorators brush (for smoothing out any air bubbles under the wallpaper.
- A lightly damp cloth and a soft clean dry cloth.
You May Need:
- Lining paper, and appropriate adhesive paste to apply the lining paper. (If your walls are damaged.)
- Sand paper.
- Wallpaper pasting brush.
- Tape Measure
Walls should be dry, clean and even. Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.
For best results we recommend that walls with damage are cross lined using a good quality lining paper first. Lining paper should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wallcovering. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion – (this is an optional step.)
Your wallpaper is a paste the wall product. The decorator should paste the wall, and not the back of the wallcovering.
A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected, ready-mixed ‘tub adhesive’ should be used. (Adhesive made specifically for paste the wall, non-woven paper.)
Paste should be applied evenly to the wall, to an area slightly wider than the width of the your wallpaper, ready to hang one length at a time.
Hanging Your Wallpaper
1. Measure the height of your wall. Take into consideration the pattern repeat and allow enough excess at both ends of the wallpaper length for trimming, before cutting your wallpaper for each length.
2. Apply your wallpaper paste thinly and evenly across the wall using your paste brush or roller. The area of wall pasted should be wider than the width of the wallpaper to ensure good adhesion at the edges.
3. A weighted plumb line should be used to lightly draw a perfectly vertical line on your wall for the first drop. This will provide the first vertical edge to use as a guide to apply your first wallpaper drop.
4. Wallpaper should be applied to the wall from the top, working downwards and outwards to the edges of each strip.
5. Butt the wallpaper joints together. (They should not overlap.)
6. Use a decorators brush to smooth down the wallcovering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.
7. Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto your decorators brush.
8. Try not to allow wallpaper paste to come into contact with the surface of the wallpaper. (Keep hands clean and dry whilst hanging.) – (If paste should come into contact with the surface of the wallpaper, lightly sponge the surface whilst it is still moist, using a clean damp sponge.)
9. To make the cuts along the top and bottom edges of each drop, use a ‘cutting guide’ tool and a sharp blade for the best, clean results. (Because the wallpaper is ‘paste the wall’, you will be able to cut the paper easily with less risk of tearing than if you were using ‘paste the paper’ wallpaper.)
10. Should any areas of the wall dry out before you are able to apply the wallpaper, carefully add more paste to the wall in the areas needed.
Caring for your wallpaper
‧Our coated non-woven wallpaper is spongeable, which helps you to keep it in excellent condition. Use a lightly damp cloth to wipe over the wallpaper occasionally. Cleaning should be done with care and the surface of the wallpaper should be carefully dried with a soft clean cloth afterwards.