How to apply SELF-ADHESIVE WALLPAPER
IMPORTANT: Wallpaper should not be applied to a wall painted with washable paint. As with wall stickers, the adhesive will not adhere well to such a surface. This type of paint has to be matted with sandpaper first.
- Before applying self-adhesive wallpaper, it is advisable to wipe the wall to get rid of any dirt, dust etc.. If the wall is painted, it doesn't need additional preparation. If the wall is unpainted, the wall should be washed with painter's soap, matted with sandpaper, and then primed with uni-grunt - a type of primer emulsion, that will prepare the wall for the appliance of the wallpaper. Before installing the wallpaper, remove the outlets, hangers, hooks etc. if there are any on the wall.
- Before starting to apply the wallpaper on the wall, we recommend spreading all the rolls on the floor to check the order in which the rolls should be joined. On the back of each piece, each roll of wallpaper there will be a sticker with the number of the roll - this indicates which should go first. (No 1. No 2 and so on) The sticker is also always placed at the bottom of each roll.
- Wallpapering can be started by marking the position of the first roll, with a vertical line on the wall. If you are gluing from the left top of the wall (which we recommend) then mark the right edge or the first roll. (And additional tip, what you might want to do is mark also with pencil, on the wallpaper the spots where you will be cutting something out - take the measurements on the wall - for example a hook will be in the position 50 cm from the left and 35 from the top - and mark that on your wallpaper)
- Next step - get ready! peel off a piece of backing paper (10-20 cm) by rolling it underneath.
- Apply the adhesive fragment to the wall and glue evenly. (the vertical line will be your point reference)
- Peel off further parts of the backing paper by pulling it down and at the same time sticking the wallpaper to the wall. Smooth the material to remove bubbles from air. You can use special appliances to do so or just your hand. If too many bubbles form, you can pull up the material and glue it again. If, after sticking the whole block, you still notice a small bubble, you can also gently pierce it with a needle and then smooth this place. It’s better to work slower and stick the wallpaper bit by bit.
- The next rolls should be adjusted to the previously glued one and carefully glued to the edge of the previously laid fragment. Repeat everything as you did with the first piece. After the wallpaper is fully glued cut off unnecessary amounts of wallpaper at the bottom and edges with a cutter knife. To be sure that the cut is even you can hold down the wallpaper with a wallpaper squeegee.
If these instruction seem complicated or something is still unclear please feel free to contact us, so that we can explain and/ or send you instruction videos.
Additional tip: when you wallpaper corners of wall that come together with one roll or wallpaper - you can also use a squeegee to press in the wallpaper well into the corners.
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* The wallpaper can be cleaned with a delicate detergent like washing up liquid or micellar water.