Preparation & Installation Guide - Wallpaper

Ensuring Your Wallpaper Adheres: Wall Preparation Guide

Embark on a journey of transformation with Tiny Walls' self-adhesive wallpapers. Their allure and functionality heavily depend on the readiness of your walls. Proper wall preparation is vital to ensure the success of your wallpaper application.

Identifying Suitable Surfaces:
Your wallpapers ideally attach to:

  • Glass
  • Vinyl
  • Mirrors
  • Walls

A smooth, dry, and flat surface is crucial for successful wallpaper adherence. But what to be wary of? Walls painted with 'washable' varieties, those with Teflon components, or low VOCs can hinder proper adhesion.

Ensuring a successful decal application requires a smooth, dry, and flat surface. A key point to consider? Walls treated with certain 'washable' paints, those containing Teflon, or ones with low VOCs can present challenges for adherence.

While the following list highlights some of the more popular brands in Australia known for these types of paints, it's by no means exhaustive:

  • Dulux: A leading brand in Australia, Dulux has a range of eco-friendly and low-VOC paints.
  • Haymes Paint: An Australian family-owned brand offering environmentally-conscious paints.
  • Wattyl: Another significant brand in Australia, Wattyl also has a range of low-VOC paints.
  • British Paints: While not originally Australian, British Paints is quite prominent in the market and offers a range of sustainable paint products.
  • Porter's Paints: Known for its unique finishes and eco-friendly paints.
  • Taubmans: Offers low VOC paints and is widely available in Australia.

Wall Preparation: A Non-Negotiable Step
Doubts about your wall paint? Always play it safe. The importance of thorough wall preparation cannot be overstated.

Viponds Prep Coat: This product is essential for optimal wall readiness. Tailored for wallpaper adherence, its clear, matte finish is also perfect for renters. Shop Viponds here

Potential Challenges:
Cosmetic Damages: Every wall tells a story, from the initial layer of paint to its current state. As such, occasional cosmetic damages can occur during wallpaper application or removal. The solution? A bit of sanding and a fresh coat of paint.

New Painted Walls: A golden rule: Always wait for at least 30 days post painting before using Viponds or applying wallpapers.

Safety Guidelines:
Wallpapers Aren't Toys: As captivating as they are, wallpapers aren't for child's play and can pose a choking risk.

Placement Wisdom: Position wallpapers out of children's easy reach. An essential pointer: Refrain from setting them right above a child's sleeping area.

Safety First: It's imperative to supervise children around wallpapers. These are decorative items and should stay out of young hands.

Handling Damages: Minor wall damages can occur during wallpaper application or removal. Though these are typically easy to mend, Tiny Walls will not shoulder responsibility for damages during wallpaper removal or application, especially given the unique nature of each wall's history and preparation.

A Crucial Message from Tiny Walls: Proper preparation is essential! For walls coated with washable, Teflon, or similar paints, priming with Viponds Prep Coat is mandatory. Failing to prime might result in the wallpaper not adhering as intended. Tiny Walls won't be liable for problems stemming from inadequate wall preparation. Refunds will not be entertained for wallpapers that don't adhere due to improper wall preparation. Always prime appropriately if unsure.

Self-adhesive wallpaper

The perfect touch to transform your space. But first, let's ensure your walls are ready.

Preparation & Installation Guide - Wallpaper
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