How to apply wallpapers

How to Hang Wallpaper - Video Instructions



Checking the wallpaper
The strips come with a 4 cm surplus. 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 or the wallpaper has defects file a complaint before applying the wallpaper!
Self-adhesive 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.

Wall preparation
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).

Fresh wall – covered with gypsum, plasterboard or other absorbent fi nish 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, latex), it should be wiped with sandpaper (to increase adhesion of the adhesive to the substrate) and degreased. Wall should be white and primed.
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.
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. During wallpapering and until the wallpaper is dry (24h), it is absolutely necessary to avoid airing and intensive ventilation of the room. Do not wallpaper during hot weather and 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 strips.

Start wallpapering by arranging the position of wallpaper blocks on the wall (we recommend wallpapering in the direction from window to door). You can measure and draw vertical lines on the wall to apply wallpaper evenly.

Interlining wallpaper (Butt sticking)
For applying interlining wallpaper, we recommend Metylan Direct adhesive. The adhesive should be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the package.
Apply the glue on the wall only, in steps, at a width slightly larger than the applied block. Glue the edges thoroughly, otherwise the wallpaper may go off the edges. This is not due to a material defect but to an application error.
Lay the wallpaper strips from the top of the wall, so that one of the parts that are still folded falls down freely. Then, match the pattern very precisely to the previously glued block.
If you see that the sheet does not stick evenly, you can correct its position. Smooth the wallpaper from the middle to the edges to bring out the air bubbles. Any glue that comes out on the wallpaper should be removed gently, continuously, with a damp sponge or cloth. Excess wallpaper on the upper and lower edge of the glued blocks should be cut with a sharp knife.

Self-adhesive wallpapers (Sticking with an overlap)
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”.


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