PREPARING YOUR WALL
  • Make sure that your wall is suitable for the installation of wallpaper and get some hanging advice from a decorator when needed.

  • Carefully calculate the amount of wallpaper required. Whilst crafting beautiful, high-quality products is of great importance to us, a slight shift in colour may occur for each batch during manufacture. This will be noticeable if hung directly next to a different batch. Make sure that you order all the rolls you’ll need in one go.

  • Make sure that your walls are even, dry and clean.

  • You might need to remove any old wallpaper, loose paint or filling in holes.

  • Sand the walls down if necessary. 

  • For best results, especially if your walls are a little old, we recommend using a (cross lined) lining paper before hanging your wallpaper. If you do so make sure that the lining paper dries out completely before hanging your wallpaper.

  • Avoid white lining papers for dark wallpapers. 

  • If you are hanging the paper on a newly plastered wall you will need to seal the wall with primer beforehand to prevent the paste from being absorbed. 

  • Before hanging a dark-edged paper you can paint vertical lines in a matching colour on the wall where the seams will meet. This will help in disguising any small gaps between the wallpaper drops.

 

 

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PASTING & HANGING

We strongly recommend that you hire a professional and experienced wallpaper installer to hang your wallpaper. Read the instructions that come with your wallpapers carefully and hand them to your professional wallpaper installer.

 

  • Paste the wall and NOT the back of your wallcovering

  • Use a good quality, solvent-free, fungicide protected ready mixed wallpaper paste (for example Solvite Ready Mixed Wallpaper Adhesive). Do NOT use self-mix adhesives.

  • Make sure that the room is well aired with a constant temperature during application and drying time, ideally between 18 - 20 degrees Celsius (64° - 68° Farenheit). You might need to turn off your heating to avoid changes in temperature. 

  • The edges of dark wallpapers should be coloured with a decorator’s crayon of a similar colour when the roll is in its tight form to prevent the paper edge is visible. Find more information about hanging dark wallpapers here

  • We recommend pasting the wall to hang one length at a time. Apply the paste evenly to an area slightly wider than the width of the paper 

  •  Use a decorator's brush to smooth down wallcoverings, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles. Never use a spatula - this can scratch the design! 

  • Butt-join subsequent lengths.

  • Avoid stretching the paper and squeezing paste out of the joints.

  • The paste will damage the surface and print if it comes in contact with it. Make sure that the paste does not get onto your brush and keep your hands clean and dry during the installation. If paste should get onto the wallpaper surface, remove it immediately with a clean damp sponge before it dries.

  • After hanging 2 or 3 lengths, inspect the results to ensure that there is no shading or any faults. Also, make sure that there are no site or hanging related issues like visible gaps from the wall or visible seams. 

How do I install wallpaper? See our: 

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BATHROOM WALLPAPERS

If you wish to install your wallpaper in the bathroom, kitchen or in a more humid place than an ordinary room please contact us prior to placing an order. Our wallpapers are non-wovens, which are sturdy, breathable, and durable. Bathroom wallpapers are often made of vinyl. However, we do not support the production of vinyl wallpapers (PVC plastic) due to its toxic environmental impact. Our non-woven wallpapers have a significantly lower carbon footprint than vinyl wallpapers. 

 

  • Always consult a professional and experienced wallpaper installer prior to ordering wallpapers for your bathroom. Ask them to come and check your space to make sure that your wall is suitable for the installation of wallpaper.

  • The room will need a good ventilation system to not let moisture build up on the walls. 

  • Let us know before placing an order that you wish to apply your wallpaper in a bathroom. Some of our papers are more suitable than others.  

  • To create a moisture barrier, you can apply Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish to your wallpaper. Test the varnish on a sample before applying it to the whole wall as it may affect the colours of the wallpaper. Go for a finish like dead flat to retain the look of the print.

Read more about bathroom wallpapers:

Good and Craft Tropical Bathroom Wallpaper