Do make sure the product you received is in good order
and has not been damaged during shipping.
Seeking Professional help is highly advised
for our dry back wallpaper installation.
But in case you’re a crafty kind of person, here’s what you need:
– Measuring tape
– Spirit level
– Stanley / craft knife
– Soft brush
– Ready mixed adhesive
– Seam roller
– Straight edge ruler
–Screw driver in case you have electricity outlets on the wall
–Help from a parent, friend or partner
1 Inspect your wall
Remove old wallpaper, if necessary, save a substantial amount of time to remove the wallpaper.
This can take a much longer time than putting up new wallpaper, so don’t save it all for one day or you’ll end up frustrated.
If the wallpaper is older, it may be more tenacious and require that you use a belt sander to help remove the wallpaper
and adhesive, depending on the wall underneath.
2 Clean the walls thoroughly
Start by cleaning the walls with a regular household cleaner and letting it dry thoroughly before inspecting the walls for mildew.
Wallpapering over existing mildew will cause it to spread.
Remove any mildew you find with a mixture of 2 cups (.473 l) bleach per 1 gallon (3.785 l) of water.
- Smooth any cracks in the wall. Apply wall putty to any cracks or holes in the wall with a putty knife,
then wait for it to dry. Afterward, sand it smooth with fine-grit sandpaper.
- Prime the walls with a stain killer/primer
Paint the primer on evenly with a brush before you install wallpaper. The primer will help the paper adhere to the walls
more effectively and will provide a solid foundation for your wallpaper.
3 Draw guidelines on the wall
Measure the width of the wallpaper rolls, then measure a distance that’s 2 inches (5.08 cm) shorter
than the width of the paper on the wall next to the doorway. Mark this spot lightly with a pencil.
Use a carpenter’s level and pencil to draw a vertical line from the ceiling
to the floor bisecting your mark. You will use this line as a starting point when hanging wallpaper.
- Turn over each panel and apply the glue on the back of the wallpaper.
Apply glue on the wall.
- Line up the paper on the floor with the line you drew on the wall
Begin at the ceiling, leaving about 2 inches (5.08 cm) hanging over the top and below the floor.
Carefully line up the wallpaper and press firmly into the wall to secure it.
- Flatten the paper with a wallpaper brush
To wallpaper a room properly, you need to eliminate wrinkles as thoroughly as possible, or the wallpaper
will look uneven and bubbly. Smooth the paper from the middle out, using enough pressure to force the bubbles
out through the edges.
If you do create some wrinkles inadvertently, carefully pull a piece of the paper away from the wall until you reach
the wrinkle, and press it out slowly.
5 Continue hanging around the room, matching the pattern appropriately
Align the next piece to the first piece. When hanging wallpaper, it’s important to match the design elements together.
To line them up, start at a middle point to get them as close as possible and trim off the excess at the top and bottom.
- Trim the top and bottom of each piece of paper
When you install wallpaper, be careful not to tear it. Use a putty knife to press the paper tight against the wall,
and cut the extra off with a razor blade.
6 Use a seam roller on each wallpaper seam
When you wallpaper a room, you want to ensure you have enough adhesive on the seams to prevent the paper from peeling,
so be very careful not to push too hard and squeeze out the glue or adhesive underneath.
7 Clean up the seams
Wipe off the excess glue with a wet sponge after letting the wallpaper set for at least 15 minutes,
then make sure the seam points are clean and without unsightly excess glue.