Hanging instructions/FAQ


Manufacturer's Hanging Instructions


* These are guidelines - experience with American coated papers, care & test hanging before proceeding are crucial
Every site & installation is different; wallpaper materials do vary*

Our wallcovering is printed on hangable paper using high end inks & materials by a hand printed process/digital
process creating this unique look. Minor irregularities are to be expected as in any product. Labor claims are limited
and cannot be allowed if the following process is not followed:

1. Inspect rolls : correct pattern, dye lot, and run number (if specified)? & no obvious flaws? If unacceptable, DO
NOT CUT OR HANG! If coordinating wallpaper or fabric are being used, be sure both are on hand & acceptable
before beginning the installation. We cannot accept any liability for faulty rolls after they are cut. Replacement is
limited to one bolt for irregularities that could not be detected before installation.

2. Test hang: we suggest hanging 2 strips and then inspecting for any problems.

3. Prepare the walls : we do not recommend installing over existing wallcoverings. This paper may allow some
show through – all surfaces must be smooth and sound, free of dust & free of peeling inferior paint.
Inferior latex paints must be cured with a product such as Gardz. New plaster must be properly cured (60-90
days) and feel cool to the touch.

OLD WALLS: Remove existing wallcoverings, sand. Wash and clean thoroughly to disinfect, remove
adhesive and eliminate mold and bacteria. Patch and sand as necessary to achieve a smooth surface. Prime
with a universal wallcovering primer (T9000, Sheildz, 1-2-3 etc..). DO NOT USE OIL-BASED PRIMERS.
NEW WALLS: Smooth, free of dust, room temperature (55 degrees F or warmer for at least 12 hours prior to
installation) and properly primed as instructed above.

4. Use liner: use of a pulp or acid free (for wallcoverins printed with metallic inks) liner is necessary . USE AN
ABSORBENT PULP LINER PAPER as one of the purposes is to absorb excess moisture and mitigate bubbles.
Bubbles may be smoothed out with your smoothing tool (see page 2). For dark background papers the use of a similar
color lining paper is recommended . Writing on the wall to aid in installation should be done with light pencil or similar
color pencil to ground of wallcovering. Never use ball point pen or marker as they may show through.

5. Trim correctly: trim lines are for guidance, not exact. Trim so the pattern matches. Use a sharp new blade,
brass bound straightedge and zinc strip. Trim just into color if double-cutting, otherwise trim just inside trim marks.

6. Adhesive /paste: the use a of a clear premixed adhesive works best with this product . Do not use
clay-based adhesive! Wheat and cellulose adhesives are not recommended. A light weight clear paste is best.
Overwatering will be an issue!

7. Application : use either a pasting machine or roller, apply an even coat of adhesive over the entire back of each
strip of the wallcovering. Be sure edges are evenly and adequately covered. Book the pasted sheet and allow
adequate soak time (about 5 minutes) before installing. Soak time is essential to allow the pasted sheet time to relax
and expand in order to prevent bubbles, wrinkles, and possible shrinkage after drying.

8. Installation: use caution if rolling seams. Do not allow paste to get on the face of the wallcovering. If any
should get on the face, remove at once with a damp, not wet sponge using a flicking action rather than scrubbing. Blot
with a Turkish towel or soft cloth. Do not wipe. Do not allow paste to dry on face of wallcovering as permanent damage
may occur. There may be some rub-off for dark colors.


Having issues?

Typical issues:

Issues with the design matching? Did you check unpasted rolls to see if they match before you hang and/or paste? Was it trimmed correctly? Are the ceilings & walls straight?
Edges lifting? Ensure paste goes to the edge & your fingers have not taken paste off the ends. You may use your smoothing tools to smooth down the seams
● Bubbles? This may happen as there are parts of the paper that are printed & parts that are
unprinted and so they expand at different rates

○ Did you use good absorbent liner paper?
○ Correct paste?
○ No extra moisture? Remember: “moisture is our enemy and can cause bubbles and wrinkles!”
○ Allow booking time to expand all areas of the paper evenly (printed & unprinted areas may expand at different rates- especially with heavier metallic inks in concentrated areas) You may smooth the bubbles out with your smoothing tools. BOOKING TIME: 5-10 min.
○ Try misting the back of the sheets with a spray bottle containing warm water, letting it relax for a minute or two and then pasting if excessive bubbling takes place.