Heavy paper installation

Our Peel and Stick Wallpaper installation instructions include a full introduction and step-by-step instructions. Please feel free to get in touch with our Customer Service Department at any time if you have any queries or issues.

Recommended Tools

  • Rollers, brush and tray
  • Bucket
  • Paint brush (for the areas that the roller misses, e.g. along the ceiling and skirting boards)
  • Spirit level or plumb line (to make sure the wallpaper is straight)
  • Wallpaper sponge (preferably a cellulose sponge)
  • Plastic smoother tool
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Wallpaper tool and damp soft cloth

Step 1: Lay out your wallpaper mural

Using a utility knife, cut along the dotted lines on the roll of wallpaper to separate each panel. Be aware that the other panels on the roll will be upside down. Starting with panel 1, identify each panel and place it on the floor in the corresponding order. The panel number should be aligned with the top left corner of each panel to ensure that the wallpaper mural is positioned correctly. From left to right, each panel is numbered sequentially.

Please note: Wallpaper murals can be rolled together if ordered in multiples. The image should be checked before installation, so make sure you do. Any errors or discrepancies found in the print should be reported to our customer service team as soon as possible.

Step 2: Paste The Wallpaper Panel to The Wall

For a good wallpaper installation, the initial panel must be hung vertically. Mark out the panel's width with a pencil and then draw a vertical line using a level on top of that mark. Hanging the first panel will be easier if you use this as a reference point to make sure it is hung vertically.

Roll or brush the wallpaper paste onto the wall, covering the first marked piece by a few inches and smoothing the surface. Blistering can be avoided if the coat is even and smooth.

Step 3: Hang The First Panel

Draw a pencil line across the top of the first panel and begin hanging from there. To remove air bubbles and ripples, use a soft sponge or a plastic smoothing tool. Be careful to prevent scuffing or damaging the printed surface as you work from the top down.

Step 4: Butt up The Second Panel

You should hang the panels edge-to-edge so that there is no overlap where they join at the butts. Press the panels together tightly so that the seams are not apparent, then match the design on the wall. Again, use a wallpaper tool or a soft cloth to smooth away any air bubbles. If you get any paste on the mural's surface, gently wipe it off with a clean, soft cloth as soon as possible.

Step 5: Repeat Until Finish

Continue with Step 4 until all panels have been hung. Use a sharp knife to trim the top and bottom of each panel of paper to remove any extra paste. Then wipe the panels clean with a clean cloth.

Dry in the open air at ambient temperature, with adequate ventilation. Reduce shrinking by turning off any heat sources, such as a heater, that are located on the same wall as your wallpaper mural for at least 24 hours prior to drying.

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