Here are some tips and tricks that will make your
wallpaper removal and installation experience fun and easy:
Before installing a new wallcovering it is always best to remove the old.
Sand or score wallcovering, wet a small area with remover. Rewet if
necessary. Remove wet wallcovering with a scraper.
Clean all walls before starting. Walls with rough surfaces should be
sanded. When patching holes do not use an oil-based product as it can
bleed through the wallcovering. If removing the old wallcovering will
cause damage it is best to use a primer/sealer before installing the
new wallcovering as well as a vinyl over vinyl adhesive. If the old
wallcovering is in good condition it is recommended that vinyl over
vinyl adhesive be used when installing the new wallcovering.
· Wallpaper Installation
To determine where you want the pattern to fall, at the ceiling line
hold an unrolled roll against the wall. On the back of the roll mark
the spot of where to begin. Upon cutting the first strip leave a couple
inches at the top and bottom for trimming. For prepasted wallcovering
fill a tray 2/3 full with room temperature water. Roll the strip paste
side out, bottom to top. Follow instructions on the roll, as they may
· Square Footage Information
· To calculate square footage, measure the width around the room and multiply total against ceiling height.
· 20 ½” width double rolls contain 56 square feet of wallcovering.
· 27” width double rolls contain 60 square feet of wallcovering.
· Border Tips
· When hanging a border you should start at the corner most unnoticeable.
· To help the border adhere better it is best to use sizing or
wall prep. A small paint roller works great.
· When installing border over wallcovering a vinyl over vinyl
paste should be used. Soaking the border is not necessary.
· Hanging the border at the ceiling gives the room more height.
To make the room more inviting and comfortable it should be placed at
chair rail height. When installing a border around a door or window, you
should run it clockwise.
Other helpful tips:
· Due to uneven walls, matching a pattern exactly along a seam
is rare. Matching at eye level is best.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS