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Wallpaper instructions

We are happy to help you get the wallpaper on the wall in the right way. Therefore, read our instructions carefully. 
 

Measure |Prepare the wall |The wallpapering process |Installation

Measure

Measuring does not have to be a stressful affair. We only need two very important measurements - the width and the height of your wall, in meters or centimeters or millimeters or inches. The choice is yours.

 

For the width, measure the horizontal distance from the wall from right to left. For the height, measure the vertical distance of the wall from the floor to the ceiling.

Then combine the width of each wall and multiply by the ceiling height.

Then divide this number by the square footage of a single roll and that will give you an idea of how many rolls you need.

(!) Also make sure you specify which size is the width and which is the height when you send us your specifications. There are also a few important tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Make sure the wall has a smooth, even surface.

  • Make sure the wall is not damp.

  • Double check by measuring both sides of the walls, as some ceilings are not as level and neither are the side walls.

  • If you are in doubt about your measurements, add a little extra, because a few extra centimeters are easy to trim.

  • Use a tape measure and not a ruler or cell phone.

  • Repeat the measuring process twice to make sure you didn't make any mistakes.

Prepare the wall

Your wall must be well prepared for the new wallpaper. If your wall is properly prepared, the wallpaper will be applied properly, the adhesive will be much more effective and there will be no imperfections or stains to spoil the effect. Properly preparing your wall will also make it easier to remove the wallpaper if you want to change it in the future. Follow the guidelines below to make sure your wall is ready for its new wallpaper:

 

  • Remove any wallpaper that is currently on the wall.

  • Remove any hooks, nails or protruding services.

  • Remove dirt, dust or residue on your wall with warm water and detergent.

  • Paint your feature wall with new white emulsion paint (optional).

  • Repair any peeling paint or nail holes in the wall.

  • Make sure your wall is prepared with breathable paint, as the wet glue needs to dry through the wall.

  • A universal primer is more than sufficient.

  • All walls and/or wood surfaces should be PREPARED, PRIMED and PAINTED with an oil based universal primer and 2 coats of 100% fully washable paint (e.g. Velvaglo).

The wallpapering process

Basic tips for applying our wallpaper:

 

  • Make sure your wall is clean, smooth and ideally a light consistent color.

  • There should be no fixings or fixtures.

  • If you have just painted your wall, let it dry before applying the wallpaper. Check the paint instructions.

  • Get help with the application, two people working together makes a big difference! And it's more fun to do it together.

  • And finally, make sure you use the layout that came with your wallpaper. Place all wallpaper panels in the correct order and you can start.

Installation

  • Remove everything from the wall, bed, side tables, etc.

  • Draw it out, make sure the paper is enough. Draw approximately where the wallpaper should go. Use a spirit level.

  • Paste the wall or paste the paper, depending on the material supplied.

  • Use a non-toxic, heavy-duty, water-based wallpaper paste in flake form to mix with water. Pattex and Gemchem make a good product. Look here: Takealot.com

  • Align the laser level (if you have one) with the first mark, starting from left to right.

  • Apply the first strip along the laser level line. Smooth out any air bubbles. Trim excess paper from baseboards, etc.

  • Repeat for the next strip, overlapping the joints to match the pattern. With a straight edge, make a cut seam to make the overlap a butt joint.

  • Continue in this manner until the wall is complete.

  • Wipe off excess glue on and around the paper.

  • Check one last time that there are no air bubbles and that the joints are somewhat invisible.

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