To work out the amount of wallpaper needed you will need to have the measurement of your wall.
To calculate the square footage of the
space, it is recommended to combine the width of each wall, then multiply this
number by the ceiling height. Next, divide this number by the square footage of
a single roll of wallpaper to determine the number of rolls required. Always
round up to account for pattern repeat and variation.
Because we print all of wallpaper to order we can be very playful in our pattern repeat, meaning some are much larger than most most produced wallpaper!
If our wallpaper designs have a large repeat size e.g AVA MARIKA MOODYwe offer 2 sizes of panelling to reduce any wallpaper waste.
We offer either 2.5m high X 4widths or 3.3m high X 3widths
Design match describes the way to join two sheets of wallpaper so the patterns match up. The design match for your wallpaper is generally indicated on the product page. There are multiple types of design match, the main three being free match, straight match, and offset match.
When using a straight design match, the wallpaper design begins and ends within the width of the roll. This makes it easy to see where the seams should line up. The match begins at the ceiling line ensuring that the design will match up on either side of the strip. This creates a horizontal pattern sequence.
When using a free design match, also called random match, you don’t have to worry about lining up the design at the seams. This makes free match wallpaper easy to install and great for beginners. Using a free match wallpaper, such as a texture or vertical stripes, will reduce the amount of wasted paper since you won’t have to cut away extra paper to match a design.
When using an offset design match, also called drop match, the design expands beyond the width of one roll and therefore needs to match the strips around it both horizontally and vertically. Offset designs are the most difficult to align and require you to determine which strips will go where before you begin. The half-drop match repeats at the ceiling line on every other strip creating a diagonal pattern sequence. Offset matches also require more wallpaper and create more waste. You would need three strips of wallpaper to repeat the vertical design.
Cross lining is the process of hanging lining paper horizontally before wallpapering. Cross lining creates a smooth and professional finish once the top wallpaper is applied. The horizontal application helps avoid prominent vertical seams and increases bonding strength.
Wallcovering Hanging Instructions Please read these instructions carefully before hanging this wallcovering. It is advisable that a professional decorator is used.
Wallpaper should be checked before cutting or hanging the rolls, as we will not accept any claims after hanging or cutting of the product. We cannot refund any amount of money for labour spent or incurred in hanging these papers.
Walls should be dry, Clean and even.
Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
Roughen pained 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.
Pasting and Hanging
This is a paste the wall products. The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering.
A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive is the ideal but a packet is also ok as long as it is mixed well.
Nina recommends this wallpaper pasteit rolls on pink and dries clear! making wallpapering much easier.
The paste should be evenly applied to the wall to hand one length at the time, to an area slightly wider than the 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. Do not use a damp cloth.
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 the 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 dry cloth.
This information has been supplied in good faith, but without guarantee. Site conditions are beyond our control. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the environment is suitable for the wallcovering.
Wallpaper can cover more than just your walls. It is an easy way to add design and dimension to many places in your home. Use a bold patterned wallpaper inside your bookshelves to make your books and display pieces stand out. Add texture and pattern to your room by wallpapering your ceiling. You can also paper smaller pieces such as dressers, coffee tables, and nightstands. Design blogs and DIY tutorials are great places for unique wallpaper ideas and inspiration.
As long as the room is well ventilated and the walls are in good condition, wallpaper can normally be used in bathrooms or kitchens. Avoid areas that are likely to come in direct contact with water. In order to help prevent against problems when using wallpapers in a high humidity areas.
1.When your wall is fully prepared, use a plumb line or spirit level to ensure you have a straight line to begin hanging your mural. The position of the first strip determines the overall look of the completed mural so take time to place it accurately.
2.When ready to start hanging your paper be prepared to continue until all strips are hung, avoiding long periods between hanging each strip. Work from Left to Right.
3.First trim off the hanging instructions, keeping them nearby for reference
4.Using the printed guidelines, cut off the first strip of your mural.
5.Apply ‘paste the wall’ wallpaper adhesive to the wall, covering enough area for the first step.
6.Apply the first strip to the wall, lining up to your plumb line/straight edge. Use a soft cloth to gently work out any large air pockets downwards and outwards. Take care not to overwork each strip as this could result in stretching, making it harder to line up the following strips.
7.Carefully remove any excess paste from the front of the mural using a lightly dampened cloth. Too much rubbing or cleaning may remove the ink from the paper.
8.Repeat steps 4 to 7 for the remaining 5 strips of your wall mural, lining up the design and tightly butting up each join so that no gaps can be seen.
9.Trim any excess edges carefully after applying the paper.
10.When all the strips of the mural have been hung, remove any excess wallpaper paste from the wall with a damp cloth.
Batch numbers indicate rolls that have been produced together. Rolls from the same batch should be hung together to avoid any roll-to-roll colour discrepancies. Batch numbers can be found on the label of our wallpaper rolls.
Using Paste-the-Wall wallpaper could cut your hanging time in half. Since the wallpaper does not need to soak prior to hanging, it can be hung more easily and quickly. Also, you won’t need to set up a pasting table which can also save you some of the mess and clean.
When using Paste-the-Wall wallpaper, the paste is applied directly to the wall before hanging each strip. This wallpaper is made with a special backing that does not expand when wet; therefore, it does not need to soak as in other application methods.
When a paper with a dark backgound is hung on a lighter wall, exposed seams may mean you are seeing the wall behind the paper, or seeing the white edge of the paper. To avoid this you may need to paint the wall in a similar colour to the wallpaper you are applying to ensure that the background doesn’t show through at the seams where the edges of the wallpaper meet.
When using Paste-the-Wall wallpaper, the paste is applied directly to the wall before hanging each strip. This wallpaper is made with a special backing that does not expand when wet; therefore, it does not need to soak as in other application methods. Using Paste-the-Wall wallpaper could cut your hanging time in half. Since the wallpaper does not need to soak prior to hanging, it can be hung more easily and quickly. Also, you won’t need to set up a pasting table which can also save you some of the mess and clean up.
We have worked with many interior designers around the world, supplying them with our existing wallpapers at discounted prices. We are also able to create bespoke wallpaper designs for individual clients, hotels or commercial spaces. If you have a project in mind and would like to collaborate with us, please do get in touch.
We are always on the lookout for great decorators whom we can recommend to our customers for a stress-free and high quality experience. If you are a professional decorator, please email us your details and references. We will either email or call you back with a set of questions, all to better ensure that our customers receive the best experience with our wallpapers.