Wall Preparation


prepare wall wallpaper installation

Wallpaper is actually easy to hang if you and the walls are well prepared. Proper preparation of the intended wall surface is critical to the performance of our wallpaper.

Your walls must have good ventilation and you shouldn’t have any mould issues if you intend to use wallpaper.

1. Remove any old paper. This must be done for the best results – if not, the new wallpaper may not stick down properly. Metylan wallpaper remover is a great product to use to do this.

2. Repair any imperfections in the wall or plaster, and sand it smooth with 80 grit sandpaper. Remove the dust with a soft brush or wet cloth.

3. We strongly recommend prior to installation that the intended wall be primed with the recommended primer (next page). The use of a quality wall covering primer will greatly facilitate sliding abilities during installation when you need to slide the wallpaper panel into place. The primer also allows the wallpaper to bond well to the wall but also prevents the paste from absorbing too much into a drywall surface which could make removal difficult. Priming the wall is especially important if during installation you make an error and need to remove the panel and re-install, if you have not properly primed the wall then you will not be able to do this without risking damage to the gyprock. After priming the wall wait the designated time for the wall to cure (usually 24 hours but can be up to 7 days) before you install the wallpaper. Make sure you do two coats of primer covering every section of the wall.

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