install wallpaper like a pro

Install Wallpaper Mural Like a Pro

Are you looking for an easy way to add some depth and character to your home’s walls? Looking for a cool way to spruce up the living room or fill up those blank spaces in your office? With the help of feature wall wallpaper, adding a pop of color and design to a drab space has never been easier.

in this article, we will show you how to be a wallpaper installation pro without any assistance, and in 5 easy to follow steps, we will focus more on feature wall wallpaper because it’s the latest decoration trend in recent years

1-  Prepare the supports :

  • Depending on the type of support and its old coating, plan a few hours before you start laying the future wallpaper.
  • Walls should be properly prepared and sanded with the correct grit of sandpaper.

 

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For Painted walls

Wash with special detergent for walls then rinse. On a shiny and satin paint, sand with sandpaper so that the glue can hold.

For New or porous walls

Optional / Depending on your wall condition :  Apply an undercoat for plaster or pre-gluer 24 hours in advance. This protects the wall and allows the wallpaper to take off without damaging the wall.

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2 –  Before you start :

  • Rolls should be inspected lengthwise before laying. Choose a glue adapted to the type of paper (vinyl paper, standard, etc.).
  • During gluing and installation, keep a bucket of clean water and a sponge handy to remove traces of glue, clean the upholstery wheel or wash your hands.
  • Dark colored wallpapers might need a tinted touch up of the edges to avoid a white line.

 

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Draw a vertical line 52 cm (i.e. a standard length minus 1 cm) from the door or the corner of the wall. This is the axis along which you will lay the first length.

Note : Some wallpaper have 49 cm roll width, same rule apply here ( 48 cm vertical line drawing : length minus 1 cm )

3 –  The cut  :

  • Measure the height to be lined and add 10 cm for the leveling cuts at the top and bottom. Unroll a roll on the table and mark the length that has just been calculated.
  • Fold the paper back on itself and mark the fold.
  • Cut the length with scissors.
  • It can also be cut with a cutter and a ruler.
  • Stack the lengths on the table and number each length at the top, in the order of installation.

 

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4 –  Gluing :

For Traditional wallpaper

  • Lay the lengths on the table, patterns down. To prepare the glue, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to obtain the right consistency. Let the glue sit for 10 minutes before using it.
  • Using the brush, glue a good half of the strip, from the center to the edges. Insist on the edges. Fold the glued part back on itself without crushing the fold formed.
  • Then do the same for the other half of the length, from the center to the edges. Insist on the edges. Fold the glued part back on itself without crushing the fold formed.
  • Then do the same for the other half. Allow the length to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

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Non-woven wallpaper ( All Types )

  • Prepare the wallpaper glue, according to the dosages and instructions for use indicated on the product.
  • Spread the glue directly on the wall, using a roller or a glue brush.
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Pre-pasted vinyl ( Self Adhesive Wallpapers )

  • Provide a 55 cm wide tub filled with water to soak the length. 
  • Note : Some manufacturers doesn’t require soaking the wallpaper with water, make sure to read your manufacturer guide before starting ( if you need assistance in this area, please contact one of our customer support agent at the online store area and we should provide you with all needed answers )

5 –  Posing Wallpaper :

Traditional wallpaper

  • To lay the length. Always start at the top :

Position it according to the marks, remembering to make it protrude about 5 cm towards the ceiling for the cutout. Smooth with the upholstery brush, working from the inside out to remove the air. Check by taking a step back that the length is well positioned. If necessary, gently peel off and replace. Unfold the entire height respecting the layout. Smooth the entire surface. Remove excess glue with a damp sponge and pass the upholsterer wheel over the edges of the lengths to glue them perfectly. Repeat the operation for all the following lengths.

 

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For Non-woven wallpaper ( All Types )

  • To hang the non-woven wallpaper, start from the top of the wall:

Unroll the roll and position the paper, without having cut it (unless it has seams) along the guide line. Make it exceed in height by about 5 cm for the cut. Smooth the wallpaper with the special brush, starting from the inside out to expel the air. Cut the surpluses at the level of the ceiling and the plinth, using the smoother and the cutter. Repeat the steps for the rest of the surface. Run the upholstery roller over the edges of the lengths to prevent them from rising. Gradually remove excess glue with a damp sponge.

Pre-pasted vinyl ( Self Adhesive Wallpapers )

  • Provide a 55 cm wide tub filled with water to soak the length. 
  • Note : Some manufacturers doesn’t require soaking the wallpaper with water, make sure to read your manufacturer guide before starting ( if you need assistance in this area, please contact one of our customer support agent at the online store area and we should provide you with all needed answers )
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