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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Self Installation

Below is a quick guide to preparing your wall for your new mural.

PLASTER

Ensure that your plastered wall is clean and dry with no loose plaster or contaminants.

Finish with a good quality seal/primer.

PAINTED WALLS

We recommend installing murals on a matt emulsion paint only. Old, flaking paint should be scraped and sanded to a smooth surface.

Finish with a good quality wall sealer/ primer.

For freshly painted walls, allow 2 to 3 weeks drying time before installing your mural.

WALLPAPERED WALLS

Remove any old wallpaper before installation and do not use lining paper underneath your wall mural.

Seal/prime before installation.

SELF-ADHESIVE MURALS

We recommend that these murals are installed on smooth wall surfaces that are painted white but if the image is very dark, a dark paint may give a better finish.

This material has a small amount of transparency, so paint colours other than white may show through slightly, depending on the colours contained within your mural print itself.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Hanging instructions

We recommend that two people hang the wall mural together to help achieve the best results. 

PASTE THE WALL

Tools you’ll need: 
Wallpaper Paste (Mixed in bucket and ready to apply) 
Drop sheet
Straight edge / ruler at least 1m
Applicator tool 
Large paint roller 
Paint brush 
Sharp Knife
Clean Cloth

Step 1

Make sure that you check over your mural carefully when you open it. Before application, check that the wall is smooth and ready for application. It is recommended that you work left to right. Your seamless wallpaper will be supplied in either one, or more panels.

Step 2

Use a medium pile paint roller to apply the paste to the wall, and using the paint brush to apply paste into the edges and corners. The wall is now ready for the wallpaper. Start to unroll the wallpaper upright from left to right. Make sure that you leave any extra bleed at the top, bottom and side for trimming later. Using the applicator tool, gently massage the wallpaper starting at the top and moving left to right to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. At this stage, if the wallpaper is skew, you can remove and re-align and start again.

Step 3

If your wallpaper is supplied in more than one panel, it will be supplied with 25mm overlap. Ensure that the pattern or image matches up as each panel is applied. Slide each panel into place, making sure they are overlapped by 25mm and that it lines up. Smooth each panel using the applicator tool after each panel.

Step 4

When all panels have been installed, carefully trim the top, bottom and far left and right sides of your mural with a sharp blade. Use a damp sponge/brush to remove any excess paste. If you have any overlapped panels, using a straight edge and sharp blade – cut down the middle of the overlap through both layers. Remove the top and under sliver of overlap that has been cut off and gently massage the joins together.

NB. For any wallpapers that are supplied in more than one section, using an accredited installer to install the wallpaper for you is highly recommended.

Need more help?

Now you know how to prepare your walls, find out how to measure them correctly.
measuring guide
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