EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Consult with and use a professional paperhanger. The wallpaper may be handled in the same manner as vinyl-coated
paper. Do not use tape on image surfaces. Be sure to avoid creasing or sharp folds at any point as this will damage the print. Handle with care. Please read the instructions before beginning the installation.
Use a heavy-duty, clear vinyl adhesive, such as Roman™ Professional Heavy Duty Clear Pro 880 or 838. Clay-based pastes are not recommended.
Make sure surfaces are smooth, clean and dry prior to application. Lightly sand the walls and make any necessary repairs to cracks, holes, or imperfections. Always seal the wall with a clear primer-sealer, such as Zinsser Gardz® or Roman™ Rx-35. Primers not only seal the wall, but they also provide more “wet time” for working. Primer promotes proper wallpaper adhesion and allows for easy removal. After priming, please wait at least 24 hours before beginning the installation.
Pasting & Booking
Your panels will be labeled and packed in order. Refer to your print plan and start with Panel 1. Apply paste evenly to the back of the wallpaper using a paint roller making sure to coat the edges. Without making a crease, fold each end of the wallpaper toward the middle, pasted sides together, paying close attention that your edges are lined up to avoid drying. Book the wallpaper for 3-5 minutes. Expect booking time to expand wallpaper panels 1/4″ to 1/2″, depending on room temperature and paste thickness. You will paste, book, and install one panel at a time. Make sure to clean your pasting surface between panels.
Hang wallpaper panels using standard procedures. Level the first panel to ensure a straight line and proper pattern match. Keep in mind the perimeter of the wallpaper is printed with 2” of bleed on each side and 1” overlap at the seams between panels. Use a smoothing brush or plastic squeegee to lay down panels. Smooth out air pockets using upward and downward motions only. If persistent bubbles won’t go away, simply pop with a pin. Only do this if the paste hasn’t dried. Do not overwork the panels as this could cause damage to the print. Trim the top and bottom of each panel to remove excess. With clean water and a sponge, wipe down the wallpaper and dry with a towel. Avoid aggressive rubbing.
Wallpaper panels need to be double-cut at the seams, as they come with a 1″ overlap between panels. Overlap the panels along the pattern match. Using a straight-edge, double-cut with a sharp blade. Gently remove excess wallpaper from the edges. Roll the seam with a seam-roller. Never over-work the seams as this could damage the print. Overlapping the seams without double-cutting is not recommended.
TCW: Time Lapse Install
Measuring Your Wall For Wallpaper
Prepping & Priming Before Installation
How to Paste & Book Wallpaper
The following cleaners are recommended for maintaining Custom Wallcoverings
|Type of Soiling||Recommended Cleaners|
|DUST, DIRT & GREASE||To remove dust, dirt, and grease, clean with a lightly dampened cloth or sponge with warm water. Use water sparingly and do not get overly wet. Clean the walls from the top down, using vertical motions. Pat gently with a clean soft cloth or bath towel to remove any surface moisture. Avoid aggressive rubbing. Do not use cleaners with harsh solvents as it can cause damage to your wallpaper.|
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