HOW TO INSTALL PEEL AND STICK REMOVABLE WOVEN WALLPAPER
DOING YOUR PROJECT
Getting Off to a Good Start
We use Spoonflower to source our wallpapers. Their wallpaper is just beautiful. But, you do need to install it properly. Read, then follow the directions below and you will be in good shape!
Please remember, Peel and Stick Removable Woven Wallpaper is not recommended for use on walls with texture, walls painted with "scrubbable" paints, or in children's rooms. For children's rooms, Smooth Water-Activated Wallpaper is preferred. For textured walls, wallpaper may not be a good option and rigorous testing is recommended.
STEP 1: RECRUIT A SIDEKICK.
Hanging wallpaper is a two-person job. You'll get the best result by hanging all of the wallpaper intended for a single wall or installation area at the same time.
STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR PAPER
Re-roll your wallpaper so that the top is on the outside of the roll. The top of the roll has no white space, whereas the bottom has a narrow line of white and is printed with a barcode. Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging.
STEP 3: PREPARE YOUR WALL
Before applying any wallpaper, ensure your wall is smooth, clean and dust-free. Patch any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper. For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color. Allow recently painted or primed walls to cure for 4 weeks prior to installing wallpaper (applying wallpaper over uncured paint can lead to bubbling). Please note our Peel and Stick Removable Woven wallpaper is not recommended for use on walls with high texture or painted with scrubbable paints.
STEP 4: START HANGING!
If you're applying multiple rolls of wallpaper, hang them from left to right OR right to left to ensure a smooth repeat of the design. Start in a top corner of the room, wall, or other surface you're covering. If covering an entire room, choose an inconspicuous corner to begin since the repeat will not match up on the final seam.
Pick up the first roll and peel away a few inches of the paper backing from the top of the roll. Fold the backing paper away from the adhesive and crease it, giving you a few inches of tack to begin your application. Don't unroll the full length of the roll yet — you'll want to support the roll and unpeel it slowly as you go. Align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling making sure it's straight and even on the wall. Ask your friend to step back and check that the roll is straight and your design elements are level, then press the exposed adhesive area against the wall. Peel and Stick Woven Wallpaper is repositionable, so if you need to adjust the placement simply peel the paper off the wall slowly and reapply as necessary.
Once the top of the roll is in position, gently peel the paper backing down 5-10 inches (15-25 cm) at a time and smooth the wallpaper onto the wall, moving from the center outwards. If necessary, use the squeegee to move large air bubbles to the edge of the design, being careful not to scratch your design.
STEP 5: BEGIN OVERLAPPING
Pick up your second strip of wallpaper and apply it so that its edge overlaps the previous strip by approximately 3⁄4 inch, carefully visually matching the repeat. When aligning the paper be sure to use a gentle touch to prevent stretching or warping. Do not trim the overlap; it guarantees that the wallpaper will repeat seamlessly. Repeat this step, aligning each new roll over the previous one.
STEP 6: ALMOST THERE!
Once you've applied all rolls, use a sharp utility knife to trim any excess at the edges of the wall and any excess paper on the right edge of your installation area. Now, stand back and admire your work!
TO REMOVE YOUR WALLPAPER
To take down Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper, start at the corner of the roll and simply peel away from the wall like a sticker.