How to Install Your Heavy Wallpaper – Ellewallpaper

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How to Install Your Heavy Wallpaper

This is a detailed introduction and step-by-step guide of how you can install our heavy wallpaper mural. If you have any question or concern, please contact our customer service, we are glad to help you at any time.

Recommended Tools

  • Rollers, brush and tray
  • Bucket
  • Paint brush (for the areas that the roller misses, e.g. along the ceiling and skirting boards)
  • Spirit level or plumb line (to make sure the wallpaper is straight)
  • Wallpaper sponge (preferably a cellulose sponge)
  • Plastic smoother tool
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Wallpaper tool and damp soft cloth

Step 1: Lay out your wallpaper mural

Unroll the wallpaper and separate the panels by cutting between the dotted lines, noting that the other panels on the roll will be upside down. Identify each panel and arrange them on the floor in installing order, starting with panel 1. Make sure that the entire wallpaper mural is oriented correctly by aligning the panel number with the top left corner of each one. Each panel is numbered in installing order from left to right.

Please note: If you are ordering more than one wallpaper mural, they may be rolled together. So, please check the image before installation. If you find out any wrong printing or inconsistencies within the print, please email us ASAP and our service team will assist you and solve your problem.

Step 2: Paste The Wallpaper Panel to The Wall

It is important to ensure that the first panel is hung vertically for a successful wallpaper installation. Use a pencil to mark the width of the panel on the wall and then place a level on the mark to draw a vertical line downwards. This will give you a clear guide when hanging the first panel to ensure it hangs vertically.

Using a roller or brush, apply the wallpaper paste directly to the wall in a smooth and even coat, covering the first marked section by a few inches. A smooth, even coat is really important to reduce the likelihood of blistering.

Step 3: Hang The First Panel

Align the first panel with the pencil line and start hanging from the top and working down. Use a plastic smoothing tool or soft sponge to carefully blot out any air bubbles or ripples. Work from the top, and allow the wallpaper to fall naturally, be careful to avoid scratching or scuffing the printed surface.

Step 4: Overlap The Panel

When dealing with multiple panels, don’t worry: your wallpaper mural are printed with a 20mm overlap. Use the black crop marks at the top and bottom as a guide to overlap the panels onto the first panel. Visually match the image at the join and smooth it out. Adjust the position until the pattern matches exactly.

Step 5: Cut Down The Overlap

Using a steel ruler and a sharp knife, cut off the middle part of the overlapping section of the two panels. When cutting, always press the knife against the wall and move the straight edge downwards as you cut. Lifting the knife from the wall will result in an uneven joint.

Please note: always use a sharp knife, a dull blade will cause the paper to tear.

Step 6: Remove Excess Overlap

The top strip will come off automatically when cutting downwards. Once completely cut, gently lift the overlapping paper panel and pull out the thin strip from underneath. If required, apply more paste underneath the joint to ensure adhesion.

Use a seam roller to ensure that the product bonds well at the seam and immediately remove any adhesive bleed carefully with a clean, damp soft cloth.

Step 7: Repeat Until Finish

Repeat previous steps until you finish installing all the panels. Use a sharp knife to trim off the excess paper at the top and bottom of each panel, and continually wipe off excess paste.

Dry at room temperature, ensuring good ventilation. If there is a heat source such as a heater on the same wall as your wallpaper mural, turn it off 24 hours before drying as this will reduce the possibility of shrinkage.

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