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How to Paste your Wallpaper

STANDART WALLPAPER 120GSM

Prepasted Tools

  • Water Tray
  • Knife or snap off blade
  • Level
  • Sponge & bucket of clean water
  • Smothing brush or plastic smother
  • Tape Measure
  •  6 inches Putty knife or straight edge
  • A pencil
  • Step stool
  • Drop Cloth
  •  UHU Solvite 

STEP 1

Prepare Walls

  • Turn off power and remove all faceplates and socket covers.
  • Patch, spackle, and sand any holes or imperfections in your walls.
  • *For freshly painted walls, wait 30 to 40  days before hanging your wallpaper or mural.
  • Prime walls, waiting 30 to 40  days before hanging your wallpaper or mural.
  • For heavily textured or damaged walls, install a heavy duty wallpaper liner.

STEP 2

Create a Plumb Line

  • If hanging on all 4 walls, start in the most inconspicuous corner (back corner, behind a door, 
  • or behind a large piece of furniture).
  • Measure from the corner of the wall the width of the paper minus 1/2 inch and mark with a pencil.
  • Place a level at the mark and draw a straight, vertical line (plumb line).
  • Create another plumb line every time you reach a corner or start a new wall.

STEP 3

Measure & Cut Wallpaper

  • Measure the height of your wall and add 4 inches for overhang. You need an extra 2 inches 
  • at the top and bottom for trimming.
  • Use a sharp knife or blade to cut your wallpaper, running the blade along a hard edge as a guide.

STEP 4

Wet & Book the Strip

PREPASTED – Wet & Book

  • Fill a water tray 2/3 full with water at room temperature.
  • Roll the cut strip from bottom to top, paste side out (you should not see the pattern).
  • Submerge rolled strip into the water tray.
  • Soak for the amount of time recommended in the manufacturer’s hanging instructions,
  •  usually 30 seconds*.
  • Slowly lift and unroll the paper onto a work table, making sure the paste is completely wet.
  • Gently fold both ends, paste side in, towards the center of the strip, without creasing the folds.
  • STEP 5

  • Hang First Strip
  • Start at your plumb line and ensure the pattern is right side up.
  • Apply the top half of the strip to the wall, slightly overlapping the ceiling and adjoining wall.
  • Slide the wallpaper into position, lining up with the plumb line.
  • Gently press the strip to the wall with a smoothing brush. Be careful not to stretch the 
  • wallpaper while positioning.
  • Smooth the bottom half into place.
  • Smooth the entire strip, working from the center outward, forcing out any air pockets.
  • Wash off excess paste with a damp sponge and clean water.

STEP 6

Trim Excess & Wash Off Paste

  • Trim excess paper along ceiling and baseboard with a sharp razor knife ,
  • Do not to lift your knife when making long cuts.
  • Wash excess paste off ceiling and baseboards with a wet sponge and clean water.

STEP 7

Hang Additional Strips

  • Repeat the steps to apply additional strips, matching the pattern of the previous strip.
  • Touch the edges tightly together, but don’t overlap the strips.
  • Make a new plumb line on each new wall.S

Self -Adhesive wallpaper 350 gsm

How to Hang Self Adhesive Wallpaper

Before you begin, note that peel-and-stick wallpaper typically adheres best to walls with a smooth texture and an eggshell, satin or semi gloss finish .

 

To ensure you purchase the correct amount of removable wallpaper, carefully measure the space you plan to cover. Buy slightly more wallpaper than you think you’ll need to accommodate mistakes and tricky areas such as windows, doors, or tight nooks.

Supplies Needed

  • Sponge or cloth
  • Mild cleaner
  • Measuring tape
  • Straightedge
  • Pencil
  • Peel-and-stick wallpaper
  • Plastic smoothing tool
  • Utility knife

Step-by-Step Directions

Follow these instructions to apply peel-and-stick wallpaper and quickly add color and pattern to your space.

Step 1: Prep Walls

  • Turn off the electrical power for safety, then remove outlet covers and light switch plates in the area you plan to cover. 
  • Clean the wall surface by wiping it down with a damp sponge or cloth and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.
  •  Wait at least 24 hours to allow the surface to dry completely. Some temporary wallpaper should also be acclimated to the room’s climate; 
 

Step 2: Make a Guide for Your First Piece

  • Measure the width and  then transfer that measurement to your wall with a pencil. 
  • Use a straightedge and level to draw a line from the ceiling to the baseboard (or the length of the area you’d like the cover) along your marks. 
  • This guide will help you apply the first strip of wallpaper in a straight line.

Step 3: Apply Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

  • Peel off about 12 inches of the adhesive backing and line the wallpaper up with your lines, starting from the ceiling. 
  • Moving from top to bottom, press and smooth the wallpaper against the wall, peeling off the remaining backing as you go.
  •  Using downward strokes, run a plastic smoothing tool   along the wall to remove air bubbles. 
  • Once the entire piece is adhered to the wall, use your straightedge and a small utility knife to carefully cut along the baseboard and remove any excess.

Step 4: Match Patterns and Repeat

  • When applying subsequent pieces, take care to line up the wallpaper’s pattern to ensure a seamless look. 
  • Overlap the second piece slightly with the first and run the smoothing tool along the seam to make it lay as flat as possible. 
  • Trim at the bottom as needed and repeat to cover the entire surface.

Step 5: Work Around Windows and Outlets

Once you encounter a window, door frame, or outlet, let the wallpaper overlap it. 

Once the piece is applied, use a straightedge and utility knife to trim around the obstacle and remove the excess. 

  • Smooth the paper against the wall around all sides of the outlet or window. 
  • For electrical outlets and switch plates, ensure the power is still turned off and use a utility knife to carefully cut away the paper over the opening. 
  • Don’t worry about rough edges around the hole; the outlet cover or switch plate will hide most imperfections. You can also apply paper to flat plates for a seamless look.

Step 6: Check for Air Bubbles

  • If any air bubbles remain, use the tip of your utility knife or a pin to create a small hole in the middle of the bubble. 
  • Press down to release the air trapped inside and smooth the wallpaper.

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