How to Install Wallpaper
Installation for wallpaper is easier than it seems and can be done by yourself or any of your helpers or workers at home.
Here is a quick installation video and step-by-step guide to assist you in your installation process for wallpaper.
- Sandpaper – for smoothening of wall before installation
- Measuring Tape – measurement of wall for installation
- Acrylic Emulsion (if wall is not suitable for wallpaper) – for priming the wall for installation
- Wallpaper Paste – paste to stick wallpaper
- Bucket – for mixing paste
- Ruler – for cutting wallpaper to make sure it is straight
- Cutting Blade – for cutting wallpaper
- Roller for Glue – used for glue application
- Hanging Brush – used to brush wallpaper in place
- Clean Damp Cloth – wipe away any excess glue or dust
STEP 1: WALL PREPARATION
- Smoothen wall using sandpaper to make sure wall is smooth
- If there are cracks on holes in wall, it would be best to fill it with plaster or cement to make the surface smooth
- Wall is recommended to be white or any neutral tone since a bright-colored wall may be seen through some designs of our pale-colored wallpaper.
- Make sure no leakage of any water or any liquid since a wall with moisture may destroy the wallpaper once installed
- Wall preparation requires the use of acrylic emulsion to make sure that wall is not porous and that water will not seep through.
STEP 2: MEASUREMENT
- Consider the width of the wallpaper, as this will be the paneling of the wallpaper when placed on wall.
- Depending on the design, and in order to match the patterns, some wastages may be observed on the wallpaper on pattern matching upon installation.
- Measurement of wallpaper can be done by calculating the width times the height and adding around 15-20% wastage allowance (Ex. If wall is 5 meters by 2.7 meters totaling 13.5sqm, wallpaper required will be around 15sqm or 20sqm, since our wallpaper is sold in increments of 5sqm).
STEP 3: WALLPAPER APPLICATION PROCEDURE - PART 1
- Apply wallpaper paste either on wall or on the wallpaper using a roller.
- Apply the wallpaper paste if you will put the paste on wall, with a couple of centimeters wider than the width of the 1st panel so you can smoothly apply the 2nd panel without worrying either the 1st or 2nd panel will drop.
- Make sure to put wallpaper paste on the top and on the sockets and any corners to avoid “lifting” when dry.
- Bubbles may form after installation, do not press this as it may affect the installation of the wallpaper. Allow the wallpaper to completely dry, and use a glue injection to inject paste on small portions where there are bubbles (a bubbled area signifies not enough glue was applied on that area).
STEP 4: WALLPAPER APPLICATION PROCEDURE - PART 2
- Wallpaper can be hung dry on the wall. Use a ladder to reach the ceiling and coving. Allow extra 2 to 3 cm on top which will later be cut.
- Once wallpaper is hanged, lightly brush onto place as you go down skirting the board.
- Ensure that the wallpaper is in correct position and that the panel designs are matching from one panel to another.
- Overlapping wallpaper is also a good practice used to more effectively match the panels with each other.
- If you are using a fabric backed wallcovering such as our Topwall, Primewall, Versa or Widewall, you may actually remove the wallpaper and hang again, this type of wallpaper is strippable and will not tear.
- Cut excess wallpaper on top and at the
- Allow wallpaper to dry.
- Drying period is around 3-7 days depending on the type of wallpaper used.
Note: Should you encounter any difficulties on the installation, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly send a team of professional installers to do the service.