How to hang our wallpaper?
You need a special wallpaper paste for our non-woven wallpaper. This paste is applied directly to the wall (unlike the equivalent for paper-based wallpaper). Non-woven wallpaper which have been hung using the appropriate paste, can be removed later (even after many years!) in a dry state without leaving any residue.
- Wallpaper paste for non-woven wallpaper is available in a mixing powder as well as ready-made paste. Our choice of paste is the Ready & Roll wallpaper paste for non-woven wallpaper by Perfax.
- When hanging the first length of wallpaper, you need to be very accurate and precise as this will determine the final outcome and appearance. This is why the first length is always plumbed (the process of marking a straight line using a plumb bob and line). If you do not have a plumb bob and line, you can use a water level (or fashion your own using a long piece of string with a weight attached to the end). Using a pencil, draw a straight plumb line on the wall. This will be the template for the first length of wallpaper.
- Start putting the paste on the wall for the first length of wallpaper. To avoid splashing, use a short pile roller to apply the paste. Alternatively, you can use a pasting brush. Just choose whatever is easiest and most effective for you.
- You can hang the lengths of wallpaper immediately after pasting the wall. Don’t wait too long as the paste will dry and you will have to repeat the process.
- Now comes the most important part of hanging non-woven wallpapers. The length of the wallpaper is now smoothed out on the wall with a wallpaper roller. Please do this carefully and don’t use too much force – you don’t want the wallpaper to move or slide. Choose a wallpaper roller a foamed material or a soft dry cloth. Move it from the bottom up and from the middle to the outside edges to let air escape.
- If – as a result of applying too much pressure or a surplus of paste, some paste spills out, you need to remove it immediately. Use some kitchen roll to wipe off the surplus paste. Then wipe the area with a clean sponge cloth, followed by an absorbent dry cloth, until there is no trace of wallpaper paste. This process needs to be done with care: don’t rub as this might damage the surface of the non-woven wallpaper.
- The first length of wallpaper has been hung. Now all you need to do is trim the excess and you can step back and admire your work! Cut off the overlaps at the top and bottom. If you have removed the skirting boards, this process is obviously easier. Wherever possible, this is a useful thing to do as it will make it much easier to make the bottom end look perfect. Use a ruler, spatula or wallpaper cutting guide to press the upper and lower edges down and then carefully trim the overlapping paper with a sharp cutter knife. You need sharp tools to avoid ripping the wallpaper.