Wallpaper Guide

Everything You Need to Know for buying and looking after Your wallpaper

Choosing the Right wallpaper

Rachel Fowler Interiors product image Tropical Leopards white wallpaper

Is your wallpaper suitable for Bathrooms?

No

Are your wallpapers VOC rated/sustainable?

ECO-FRIENDLY NON-WOVEN WALLPAPER

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION:

130GSM
FSC Certified
99% renewable raw materials
Renewable cellulose (Wood pulp) fibres Renewable binder
Renewable PLA (Plant derived thermoplastic) fibres Biodegradable

WATER BASED INKS
NOT COATED IN ANY VARNISHES
MADE USEING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

FOR EVERY ORDER PLACED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TREE SISTERS, WE WILL PLANT 3 TREES.

How many rolls will I need?

This is a tricky question. It depends greatly on the size of your room and the pattern you have chosen. For example, if you are hanging a pattern that requires a straight match, you will need fewer rolls than one needing every-other length to be half dropped (see techniques below).

For your convenience, we’ve provided a wallpaper calculator on each wallpaper page to help you determine the number of rolls you will need, depending on the pattern.

What are the types of wallpaper that you offer?

The type of material for each wallpaper can be found on the respective product page.

Type of wallpaper – ECO-FREINDLY NON-WOVEN.

Eco-Friendly Non-Woven

For product specification, please see above under ‘Are your Wallpapers VOC rated.

Whereas traditional wallpapers need to be soaked before application, non-woven wallpapers do not, making them the easiest choice for both application and removal. Simply apply the wallpaper paste directly to the wall to hang your wallpaper.

Before committing to any wallpaper purchase, we recommend that you purchase samples. The colours you see on your monitor may differ slightly from the actual colour of the wallpaper, and even the light in your room can affect how your wallpaper looks.

HANGING WALLPAPER

Artistic and beautiful wallpapers, which tell a story.  Please make sure you read our hanging guide carefully.

Important To Note:

We work hard to make the highest quality wallpaper. We recommend using experienced, qualified decorators to hang your chosen wall coverings, to help you get the most out of your wallpaper and achieve the best results. Before cutting and hanging this wallpaper, please make sure that all your rolls have the same batch number and style, and ensure that they are in good condition. If a roll is defective, please return it with its label to where it was purchased. It is the responsibility of you, the decorator, to make sure everything is correct before hanging, and to check there are no visible faults during the hanging process. Once the wallpaper is hung, we cannot accept any liability for defects or badly executed hanging of the liner or wallpaper.

STOP
Remember: if in doubt, STOP. Feel free to email or call us for advice. Make sure to check all your wallpaper and notify us of any faulty product within 14 days of receipt. We will not accept any claim for hanging costs in excess of one roll. We’ve provided this information in good faith but with no guarantee. Certain site conditions are out of our control. For any further questions, please contact us directly.

PREPARATION SHEET

Before you start

What we recommend for hanging the wallpaper:

1) Paste – we recommend AURO 389 wallpaper adhesive. A non-toxic wallpaper adhesive suitable for light weight, medium weight and heavy paper backed wallpaper.  The adhesive is biocide and chemical free, made from natural cellulose, dried paste can be composted.  Vegan friendly and VOC level is < 1g/l.

2) Large paint brush for paste application

3) Straight edge or metal ruler
4) Dust sheet or floor protection
5) A pencil

6) Tape measure
7) Soft cloth/sponge.

8) Plumb bob or laser level
9) Smoothing brush.

10) Trimming knife / scissors
11) Sandpaper
11) Ladder

PREPARING THE WALL:

1) Walls must be firm, clean, dry, smooth, absorbent to paste and free from paint or chemicals.

2) All old wallpaper, backing and lining paper must be removed.

3) Ensure your wall surface is as sealed and smooth as possible for optimal results. Where necessary, fill any holes with fine filler.   Powdery and flaky surfaces should be scraped off.

4) Sealed walls (i.e. painted or glossy) should be roughened by rubbing with sandpaper/glass paper to create a ‘key.’ However, never hang wallpaper over newly plastered walls or any walls that are unprimed.

5) Absorbent surfaces should be appropriately sized using a diluted wallpaper adhesive and, if necessary, should be cross lined with grade 800 or 1000 lining paper.

6) Sealed walls (i.e. painted or glossy) should be roughened by rubbing with sandpaper/glass paper to create a ‘key.’ However, never hang wallpaper over newly plastered walls or any walls that are unprimed.

7) If lining paper is used, make sure to leave 24 hours for the lining paper to dry before hanging any wallpaper.

8). If lining paper is NOT used, it is important that the walls are of an even and consistent colour. If they are not, then you should consider painting the walls with an appropriate colour-wash.

9) Switch off the supply of electricity to sockets and light switches as a precaution. 9) Switch off radiators during installation Removal of radiators will aid installation if in the immediate area, but it is not essential.

ACTION SHEET

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Never hang wallpapers over any flammable products (including expanded polystyrene veneers). Make sure that all wallpaper and any coverings are put firmly in place. Take extra care when wallpapering around electric light switches and power points. Do not allow moisture to drip onto electrical contacts.

DIRECTIONS

1) Evenly apply the adhesive directly onto the wall using a brush or a short pile emulsion roller.

2) In the centre of your wall, draw a straight line vertically down from the ceiling to the skirting board (a plumb line).

3) Apply the first drop of your wallcovering to the wall so that it touches the vertical plumb line drawn in Step 1. Smooth the wallpaper down with a good quality smoothing brush, expelling any air bubbles and paste.

4) Ensure that the first drop is straight. Trim any excess wallpaper from the top and bottom with a sharp knife.

5) Hang a second drop. After hanging 2 lengths, check for shading, wallpaper printing faults, and that the wallpaper is hung the correct way up. At this point, if you are unhappy, STOP. No claim for hanging costs in excess of one roll will be accepted.

6) Any paste on the printed wallpaper area should be wiped off immediately and gently with a damp sponge. If there is any edge or area where the wallpaper has not adhered fully to the wall, you can apply more paste. With a small brush, apply additional paste under the edge of the wallpaper, careful not to stretch it.

7) Once you confirm you are happy with the wallpaper hanging, continue hanging
any further drops in the same method. Do not overlap; use butt joins. Carefully wipe off any paste on the printed surface of the wallpaper immediately with a WET????? cloth.

WHEN HANGING WALLPAPER IN DARK COLOURS:
When hanging darker-coloured wallpaper, use a crayon or chalk of an appropriate shade to fill in white edges to avoid them showing in your wallpaper design.

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