Please note, our wallpaper is printed to order in batches and therefore slight variations in colour can occur from batch to batch. We recommend purchasing an extra roll when ordering – any unopened rolls can be returned for a refund. If you require wallpaper calculation assistance, please call our customer service team on +44 (0) 207 739 3273, or use our wallpaper calculator.
1. Roll out the paper and cut each piece to the 3m drop mark. Arrange the rolls in order, the sheets are numbered 1-4.
2. Draw a vertical straight line approximately 40cm in from the far left of the wall with a 5cm overhang.
3.For best practice, we recommend colour-matching the base wallpaper colour and using emulsion paint to roughly paint stripes on the walls at 45cm intervals. This ensures that if any wallpaper shrinkage occurs, it won’t be visible.
4. Sparingly roller the paste onto the wall, using a brush for the edges.
5. Start with a 5-10cm top overhang to allow for a drop or height in the ceiling.
6. Add the first drop of paper and, using circular motions, smooth down with a firm, damp sponge. Be very careful not to stretch the paper as it becomes very pliable when wet with paste.
7. Align the top of sheet number 2 next to the first and apply to the wall. Next, side match the pattern repeat next to the first sheet.
8. Repeat this step with all four sheets, using as many rolls as required.
9. Cut off any excess paper along the top and bottom.
Use our handy online wallpaper calculator to work out how many rolls you will need.
Ensure that your walls are dry, even and firm before beginning, this may mean filling in holes, scraping off loose wallpaper and sanding the walls down.
If you are wallpapering a newly plastered wall, you will first need to seal the wall with primer to prevent the glue from being absorbed by the plaster and shrinking the paper.
If your walls are old, we suggest using lining paper before hanging your chosen wallpaper.
Ensure central heating is turned off and the room is well aired during application and drying time, otherwise the paper will shrink, leaving gaps visible between the panels. Wait 48 hours before turning the heating on.
Never use a spatula to smooth wallpaper as this can scratch the design.
If you are hanging wallpaper in a bathroom or a high traffic area, we suggest applying two coats of Polyvine Decorator’s varnish in ‘Dead Flat’ over the top of it, ensuring the wallpaper is dry first. Apply this using a short flock roller.
For plug sockets and switches, unscrew and remove the outer casing. Apply the sheet of wallpaper as normal and let it hang over the socket area. Using a knife, cut a cross shaped opening diagonally from corner to corner across the socket area and cut away the excess. Using a brush or sponge, smooth down the paper before reattaching the front cover of the socket.