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Hanging Your Wallpaper

Where possible we advise that a professional be used when hanging wallpaper. 

Preparing the surface: Walls should be dry, clean and even, removing any old wallpaper and loose paint. Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper. For best results, walls should be cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion. Lining should be allowed to dry completely before hanging the wall covering.

This is a paste the wall product, the decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wall covering. A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed 'tub' adhesive 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 paper. 

Butt joints and use a decorator's brush to smooth down the wall covering, 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 wall covering. Paste will damage the wallpaper. Should any paste come into contact with the surface, lightly wipe off whilst still moist, using a clean damp cloth. 

Happy Wallpapering!