Tips for Gluing Wallpapers

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SELF–ADHESIVE WALLPAPER INSTALLATION

Installing non-woven peel and stick wallpaper is very straightforward - anyone can do it! Make sure to start by removing the self-adhesive component at the top. Remove about 5cm of this area and lightly glue the top to the wall. Then, gently peel away the film and immediately glue the remaining wallpaper. To avoid waves or air intrusion, use a regular rubber or silicone squeegee. Our wallpaper strips are 50cm wide, making them easy to handle, not requiring any additional assistance. Follow the steps below to ensure that your non-woven peel and stick wallpaper securely sticks to the surface and has a flawless finish that enhances the beauty of your room.

1 PREPARE THE SURFACE Before applying wallpaper, ensure the surface is clean, smooth, and free of dust, grease, and debris. Clean the surface thoroughly with a light detergent and water, then let it dry fully before starting. 2 POSITION THE WALLPAPER Apply the self-adhesive wallpaper to the surface, starting from one corner and working your way across. Use a wallpaper smoother or squeegee to remove any air bubbles and achieve a smooth, level finish. 3 SMOOTH AND TRIM Once the wallpaper is in place, use a squeegee or a clean, dry sponge to remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Trim any excess wallpaper using a sharp knife or scissors, making sure the edges are properly lined with the wall's corners and edges.

NON-WOVEN WALLPAPER INSTALLATION

Gluing non-woven paper wallpapers takes a somewhat different approach than traditional paper wallpapers. Non-woven wallpapers constructed from a combination of natural and synthetic fibres, resulting in increased durability and simplicity of installation. Follow this step-by-step guide to successfully install your non-woven paper wallpaper!

1 PREPARE THE SURFACE Before applying wallpaper, ensure the surface is clean, smooth, and free of dust, grease, and debris. Clean the surface thoroughly with a light detergent and water, then let it dry fully. 2 MEASURE AND CUT Cut the wallpaper to the necessary length, leaving a few centimetres at the top and bottom to accommodate any adjustments. Use a sharp utility knife or scissors to cut the wallpaper clearly and precisely. 3 MIX THE ADHESIVE Prepare the wallpaper adhesive according the manufacturer's directions. Non-woven wallpapers often require a paste-the-wall adhesive, which is applied to the wall.

4 APPLY THE GLUE With the roller apply a thin and even layer of the mixed glue on the wall before putting on the wallpaper. Work in small sections to prevent glue from drying out before applying wallpaper. 5 HANG THE WALLPAPER Apply the first strip of wallpaper to the adhesive-coated wall, beginning at one corner and working your way across. Smooth away air bubbles with a squeegee or wallpaper smoother for a flat and even application. 6 MATCH THE PATTERN When installing wallpaper with a design that needs to be matched at the seams, ensure that each strip is properly aligned. Use a pencil (or chalk) to mark the position of the next strip before applying the glue. 7 SMOOTH AND SEAL Smooth any wrinkles or bubbles with a squeegee or a clean, dry sponge after installing the wallpaper. Make sure the edges and seams are properly sealed.

8 ALLOW TO DRY Allow wallpaper glue to dry completely as per manufacturer's recommendations before handling or applying pressure to the wallpaper. This can take several hours or overnight, depending on the glue and climatic conditions. 9 FINAL TOUCHES Once the glue has cured, check the wallpaper for any loose edges or corners. To secure any peeling areas, apply extra glue with a tiny brush.

MURAL INSTALLATION

Mural wallpaper comes in many rolls, each marked with a specific number for easy assembly. Examine the number shown on the cut lines and split the rolls accordingly. Lay them out from left to right, making sure that all of the rolls are in running order before installing them on the wall!

1 EXAMINE THE ROLLS Before you begin installing the wallpaper, lay out all of the rolls and familiarise yourself with the numeral indicators on them. Check to see if everything is there, and organise accordingly

2 CUT THE ROLLS Cut all of the strips per the directions. The strips are numbered in hanging order, left to right. Lay out the strips in numerical order, label facing you, beginning with 1.

3 MEASURE THE WALL (IF NECESSARY) If necessary, cut each strip to the same length as your wall. Be careful, cut straight and allow enough leftover paper to trim off at the end of the installation. 4 BEFORE GLUING, DOUBLE-CHECK EVERYTHING When you've finished cutting everything, lay down all the strips. Check the entire design one more time to ensure it is in order! The strips should be hung edge to edge, without any overlap. It is crucial that the first strip be vertically straight. 5 FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION GUIDE After everything has been double-checked, begin the gluing process according to the guide above!

OTHER TIPS

CORNERS Measure the distance between the edge of the previous strip and the corner and add about 3 cm. Cut the next strip based on these measurements. Place glue in the corner. Align the pattern with the previous strip, and use your smoothing tool to remove any air bubbles from the corner. Before you install the next strip, make sure it's straight and level. If the corner is not straight, there will be a slight overlap. WINDOWS AND DOORS Using a brush, apply the glue as near to the window and door frames as possible. Match the pattern of your wallpaper before cutting and installing it at the top of the ceiling. Feel for the top corner of the window or door frame and cut a 45-degree angle from there to the edge of the wallpaper. Press the wallpaper against the top edge with your wallpapering tool, then trim the edge with a sharp trimming blade. Repeat the process along the rest od the edges, then use a damp sponge to remove any paste residue before it hardens. RADIATORS If your roller or brush cannot reach behind the radiators, apply a light coat of glue to the wallpaper. The glued strip should be carefully put under the radiator and lightly pressed against it to ensure it sticks. If required, cut a small hole where the pipes are. SWITCHES AND SOCKETS REMOVING SOCKET Turn the power on and remove the socket/switch covers. Place the wallpaper strip over the socket/switch, mark an x where it is, and carefully cut away each of the flaps, making sure the area you cut is less than the socket plate. Smooth the wallpaper into position using the smoothing tool, then reattach your socket cover. WALLPAPERING AROUND SOCKET Turn off the power and unscrew the screws just enough to slide the cover slightly away from the wall. Hang the wallpaper above the socket/switch to denote its location. Make a small hole in the middle of where the switch is, mark an x and cut diagonally out to each corner. Then, press the wallpaper against the edges and cut around the socket. Use your wallpaper tool to press the wallpaper edges behind the socket. After this is done, retighten the screws.

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