How to Hang Wallpaper - Video Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE WALLPAPERS
Checking the wallpaper
The strips come with a 1 cm excess on each side. The excess is used to overlap the adjacent edges of the wallpaper,
so that they create a uniform graphic. Check the wallpaper carefully by spreading it on a flat surface to ensure that the strips
match each other in terms of color and pattern. *If the pattern does not match, file a complaint before applying the
wallpaper! The wallpaper should be removed from the rolls and straightened out before application. To do this, spread them out on a flat surface and leave them for at least 24 hours. No draughts should be allowed in the room during this time.
The wall should be smooth, degreased, free of dirt, paint or old wallpaper residues and should be primed. The wallpaper will not adhere to any porous surface (e.g. structural plaster). In case of application on furniture or glass, the surfaces must also be degreased. If the wall surface on which the wallpaper is to be applied has been painted with washable paint, it must be removed. Otherwise, the wallpaper may peel off. It should be remembered that each wall requires an individual approach, each one is different (due to the variety of materials and construction techniques used), therefore we recommend performing a material test on a given surface. For self-adhesive wallpaper, we recommend purchasing samples.
The minimum temperature during application in the room should be above 10°C.
• Fresh wall - on which construction works were carried out should be left to dry for at least 4 weeks (so-called wall seasoning due to gassing of construction materials). Wall covered with gypsum, plasterboard or other absorbent finish materials must be primed (two layers of deep penetrating primer or diluted wallpaper adhesive) at least 24 hours before application. It must be ensured that the primer absorbs into the substrate and does not leave a layer on the surface that may weaken the adhesive.
• Painted wall - it should be washed with painting soap or, if the layer of paint is thick (e.g. silicone, washable), it should be wiped with sandpaper (to increase adhesion of the adhesive to the substrate) and degreased.
• Wallpapered wall - remove all layers of old wallpaper. If after removing the wallpaper there are any visible damages to the wall, it should be repaired and then the whole wall primed. Apply wallpaper after it is completely dry.
Stick wallpaper from the left corner of the room, from window to door, to avoid shadows on the wallpaper. You can measure and draw vertical lines on the wall about 2 cm narrower than the width of the wallpaper to apply the wallpaper evenly. Start by pulling off 10 cm of backing paper and sticking the top edge of the wallpaper by pressing the surface of the wallpaper against the wall with a squeegee and checking that it is long enough to cover the whole wall and that it is glued straight. Roll the wallpaper with the pattern inwards starting from the bottom, stick it from top to bottom and smooth it out with a squeegee; alternatively, you can use a credit card wrapped in fabric. Smoothen the wallpaper from the middle to the edges to remove any air bubbles.
Do not stretch the wallpaper! Stretching during application should be minimized as much as possible in order to avoid excessive shrinkage (returning to its original shape, with corners of the wallpaper peeling off as a result). The wallpaper must adhere evenly and securely to the wall surface at all points. The pattern must be very precisely matched to the previously glued block. In case of imprecise positioning, peel it off and repeat application. The blocks have a 1 cm overlap; you can cut them on the wall when finished. With a sharp wallpaper knife, cut the resulting overlap through both layers (with one cut) and remove any cuttings, both from the top and bottom. After pressing the joint again, both parts of the wallpaper will fit together perfectly, despite having been cut “more or less”. During wallpapering and until the wallpaper is dry (24h), it is absolutely necessary to avoid airing and intensive ventilation of the room. Do not use any additional devices (heating, ventilation, etc.) to accelerate the drying of the wallpaper. They cause (as well as too low air humidity) too fast drying of wallpaper on the wall and, as a result, the formation of gaps between the
Eudajmonia Wall Artists shall not be liable for inappropriate dimensions of the product given during the order placement process or for any damage or errors resulting from unprofessional installation. The information presented above has been given in good faith, according to the current state of knowledge and practical experience, which does not release from responsibility for performing works in accordance with general good practice of construction and occupational safety.
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