- Before sticking non-woven (fliselin) photo wallpaper, first of all, you need to prepare the walls (as well as for ordinary wallpaper): the base should be clean, smooth, degreased and well absorb moisture; the remnants of old wallpaper and roughness are removed, the paint is cleaned, the holes and slots (if any), are puttied.
- The next step - for clarity of the further work, photo wallpapers should be spread out on the floor, with the image facing up (fig. 1) and assemble THE STRAPPED FIGURE from several parts. You can start sticking wallpapers !ONLY! after you have made sure that the wallpapers are docked exactly!
- Since many walls are not strictly rectangular, on the wall you need to draw a straight vertical line with a plumb, to stick the first stripe without tilting (fig. 2).
Then prepare glue. The best glue is the glue for glass wallpapers.
- Apply glue to the wallpapers gently, using uniform strokes (fig. 3). Pay special attention to edges. Be sure to wait 3 minutes for the wallpaper to absorb the glue.
- During this time, spread the glue on the wall (fig. 4).
- After that, you can stick the first part of the wallpapers (fig. 5).
- Smooth the folds with a roller (fig. 6), but in no case DO NOT RUB so as not to damage the surface of the wallpaper.
- The subsequent parts should be glued end-to-end by combining from the drawing (fig. 1).
Remove glue residue with a dry cloth.
- The drying of the wallpapers needs to be slow to avoid cracking on the wallpapers and gaps between the seams. Work at room temperature 18-22 °C.
- After drying the wallpaper, cut off the excesses with a sharp knife (fig. 7).
Get ready to learn how to hang Peel & Stick Wallpaper. Simply peel away and then stick anywhere. The best part is, it is completely removable and reusable. Meant for any smooth, flat surface including walls, doors, entryways, cabinets, stairs, furniture, frames, mirrors and more, never has decorating your space been easier or more fun. Follow our step-by-step detailed hanging instructions below to get started.
Gather The Recommended Tools
When applying Peel & Stick Wallpaper, we recommend the following tools:
Sponge and gentle cleaner (to clean the wall)
Steel Ruler or Straight Edge
For best results, clean, dry and smooth all surfaces. Product will not adhere to unclean or textured surfaces. Allow newly painted surfaces to fully cure for a minimum of 4 weeks before applying Peel and Stick Wallpaper.
How to Install Peel and Stick Wallpaper Step by Step
Before you begin installing your peel and stick wallpaper, prepare your surface and clear the work area. Make sure electrical outlets are off and remove wall fixtures. For best results, clean and properly prepare all wall surfaces with a sponge and all purpose cleaner. Old wallcoverings and paste residue should be removed.
Beginning on the left side of your wall, measure out from the corner the width of the 1st paper and mark the wall lightly with a pencil. Put your level on this mark and draw a straight, level, vertical line. This is the guide for your first strip, it is very important for it to be level. Remember to allow an extra inch or two for trimming both the top and bottom.
Pre-cut strips to fit wall height. Make sure to align any design from strip to strip when cutting. Number the back of each strip as you go to keep your design in the correct order (only if pattern requires it). Cut and trim product with a sharp razor knife changing the blade often to help maintain a smooth clean cut.
Peel about 12” of the backing away from the paper. Apply the paper to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling which will be trimmed off later. Align the right side of the strip to your mark and lightly press the edge to the wall along the mark. You can reposition if needed to ensure a vertical seam.
Working from top to bottom, pull the backing away as you evenly press the paper to the wall. Do not force, let gravity assist you. Be careful not to pull or stretch the material or the pattern will not align. For best results , have one person guide the paper at the top and along the seam, while another holds the opposite edge away from the wall until the seams are lined up.
Using a plastic smoother, work your way down the strip in a back and forth motion, smoothing the material to the wall and pushing out any air bubbles. Trim off excess material at ceiling and baseboard with a straight edge and sharp razor knife.
Repeat procedure aligning your next strip to the right edge of your previous strip.
Claims on the quality of photo wallpapers are taken only BEFORE the photo wallpapers STICKING!