Wall Preparation

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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 and the old pattern or texture might show through. Metylan wall paper 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 recommend prior to installation that the intended wall be primed. The use of a quality wall covering primer will not only assure good bond to your wall surface,  but also greatly facilitate the removal of the wallpaper as well as minimise damage to the drywall.

The primer allows the wall covering to bond well, but also prevents the paste from absorbing too much into a drywall surface which could make removal difficult.

Paint the wall with a wall primer (see below for recommendations). Wait the designated time for the wall to cure (usually 24 hours but can be up to 7 days).

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