- Walls should be dry, clean and even.
- Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
- Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.
- For best results we recommend that walls are cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion.
- Lining should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wallcovering.
Parchment Hanging Instructions
- This is a paste the wall product. The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering.
- A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive – specifically for paste the wall non-woven papers should be used.
- Paste should be evenly applied to the wall to hang one length at a time, to an area slightly wider than width of the paper.
- Butt joints and use a decorators brush to smooth down the wallcovering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.
- Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.
- No paste should be allowed to come into contact with the surface and hands should be kept clean and dry whilst hanging the wallcovering.
- Paste will damage the surface. The company cannot accept responsibility for marks or damage caused by paste.
- Should any paste have been allowed to come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly sponged whilst still moist, using a clean damp sponge.
Grasscloth Natural Texture Wallcovering Hanging Instructions
- Apply an even coat of paste to the back of the paper ensuring the edges are well covered.
- Fold the pasted paper ends to the centre (booking), and allow to soak for about 4 minutes for the paper to become supple. DO NOT OVER SOAK.
- Do not paste more than one length at a time.
- Use a plumb line when hanging the first length and smooth the paper to the wall using a paperhangers brush from the centre of the length to the edge to expel air bubbles.
- After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, inspect the result to ensure no shading or other faults are present.
- NO claims will be accepted for more than one roll and any claim is strictly limited to the replacement of faulty wallpaper.
- If sufficient paste has been applied to the edges there should be no need to use a seam roller to smooth down edges – if this is necessary, only a felt roller should be used.
- Trim excess top and bottom with a metal edge and sharp blade. Use a new blade for each cut.
- Good ventilation and an even temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS … Caring for your wallpaper
Our coated non-woven wallpapers and vinyls are all “spongeable”. Un-coated papers and specials such as Grasscloth and Silk wallcoverings should be cleaned by dusting with a clean dry brush or by brush accessory on a vacuum cleaner.