Everything you need to know
We understand that installing wallpaper can seem daunting, but with our easy-to-use self-adhesive wallpaper, you don't need any experience to achieve a stunning result. Our wallpaper is made from a polyester fabric with a low tack adhesive backing and is removable and reusable, making it easy to adjust and move around without damaging your walls.
To help guide you through the installation process, we've put together these simple step-by-step instructions:
Setting the Stage for Perfect Walls! 🌟
Before diving into your wallpaper transformation, give our Wall Preparation Guide a peek.
Here's a quick checklist to ensure a flawless application:
Embrace cleanliness: Ensure your walls are spotless and free from dust. Don't forget to give those skirting boards a quick wipe!
Clear the canvas: Remove items like picture hooks, tacks, blue tack, and electrical switch plates.
A clean start: Before handling your wallpaper, wash your hands to keep both the paper and your walls pristine.
Happy wallpapering! 🎨
Now it's time to beautify those walls
You’ll need a step ladder, a sharp Stanley knife, and possibly a second pair of hands (though it can be installed by one person).
Unroll the panels, each panel is numbered on the back at the top – you’ll be putting up panel #1 on the left then applying them to the right. Lay the first panel design-down on a clean, flat surface. Peel the top edge back 20cm and fold the backing paper back so it stays out of the way.
Use your step ladder to hang the first panel of wallpaper on the wall, line it up under the cornice. Then let the panel fall naturally. If the side of the wall is not covered all the way to the corner, allow an extra centimeter across the corner – this can be trimmed off at the end. Pull it off again if you’re not happy and reapply. Once you are happy with how it is placed, use the squeegee you received with your order (or your hand) and smooth it from the top in a down-and-out motion to “sweep” out any air pockets. Work slowly and peel down the backing sheet in 30cm increments whilst smoothing the wallpaper onto the wall. This will help you to avoid air bubbles.
Dealing with Wrinkles and Bubbles
Large bubbles should just smooth out, but if they get trapped or you get a crease, just peel back the panel to release them rather than rubbing the print.
Matching the Design and Installing the Remaining Panels
For the remaining panels, you need to repeat the above (installation instructions) to get it safely on the wall and off the backing paper. Each panel is made to overlap the previous panel by approximately 1cm. Line up the pattern up and down the overlapping join and stick it to the wall but only enough to hold the panel flat to the wall – you can smooth it completely to the wall once the entire join is matched. Work slowly here and line up the pattern the best you can.
Only once all the panels are adhered and aligned can you trim off the excess wallpaper. Run your sharp Stanley knife blade along the sides and bottom. Carefully trim around power points then replace the plates.
Moving the Panels
If you want to move the wallpaper to a different wall, you need to apply it to the backing paper while vertical to avoid debris getting on the sticky side. Stick a panel of the backing paper on the wall next to the panel you want to remove – stick at the top and bottom with masking tape or similar. Peel the panel of wallpaper off the wall and move it across and stick it onto the backing paper, getting it lined up as best as possible. It will help to have a second pair of hands to guide the bottom of the panel. Once stuck, roll up the panel and protect any exposed edges – wrap in bubble wrap.
With our easy-to-install self-adhesive wallpaper, you can transform your space with confidence. If you have any questions at all, please contact us - we're here to help you achieve the look you've always wanted.