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Measuring & Installation


Measuring

How do I measure my wall?

We print your wallpaper to your measurements for a perfect fit. Walls are not always perfectly straight, so it’s important to measure your wall in several places. Always use the longest measurement for width and height when placing your order. We also recommend that you add three to six centimetres to your measurements to provide a margin of error for assembly.

Measuring

Take your measuring tape and note down the widest width and the highest height of your wall. We only need wall measurements, don’t include any baseboards, doorframes and plaster coverings.

Standard wall

Measure the full height and width of the wall. We need the exact wall size; make sure you double-check all measurements. We only need the surface you want to cover, so no baseboards, doorframes and plaster coverings. 

Sloped wall

When you have a sloped ceiling or wall, measure the longest and widest parts only, ignoring any slopes. We provide the fabric wallpaper as a whole rectangle, and the slope is cut away during installation. 

Wall with obstacles

When there is a door, window or other obstacles on your wall, only measure the total width and height of the wall, as the obstacle will be cut away during hanging. 

Multiple walls

If you looking to wrap your fabric wallpaper around multiple walls, simply combine the widths of each wall and submit one measurement when ordering. There is no need to order the mural as two separate pieces. 

Installation

Get a professional

If you would like a professional to hang your unique wall mural, please click the link below and fill in all necessary details. You will find there are loads of professional hangers in your area.

https://www.bidvine.com/wallpaper-installation/near-me? 

Or it’s easy to hang!

All our fabric wallpaper is bespoke, we print your wallpaper to your specific measurements and the strips are 170cm opposed to 50cm with standard wallpaper. This makes installation easier and has a much cleaner finished look. Paint the adhesive onto the wall, then stick and roll down the wallpaper onto the wall and hang the strips from edge to edge. 

Preparation

Make sure the surface is smooth and clean, remove any old paint or wallpaper that is coming off.  The preparation needed is actually very minimal, and that’s down to the amazing quality of our fabric wallpaper. 

Hanging

1. You will need to purchase wallcovering adhesive, bellow are 3 recommended products;

www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Ready-Mixed-Wallpaper-Paste---5kg/p/610094?

www.builderdepot.co.uk/solvite-4-5kg-tub-ready-mixed-wallpaper-adhesive-5-rolls.html? 

www.gowallpaper.co.uk/erfurt-mav-wallrock-power-adhesive-ready-mixed.html? 

2. Check the wallpaper before hanging, make sure no panels are missing and none have any defects or damage. The panels are labelled at the top in the order they should be hung. Hang from left to right

3. Make sure the panels are hung straight It is vital that the first panel is hung straight. It is a good idea to draw vertical markings one panel width (measure the panel) from the corner using a spirit level, a measuring tool and a pencil. Use the markings as a guide to hang the first panel.  

4.Apply the paste directly to the wall, use a roller or a brush. It’s important to cover the whole area with paste. Apply the paste approximately one panel width in advance. 

5. Hang the panels edge to edge, the panels should not overlap. Take care to press the panels together firmly at the seams – use a steam roller or floor scraper for the best results. Be careful to match up the pattern with the next panel and avoid getting the paste on the front of the wall mural as this will show when it dries. Note: Avoid harsh folds as this may cause cracks in the print.

6. Smooth down the panels from ceiling to floor use your wallpaper brush or floor scraper, starting from the middle and smoothing out towards the edges. Any small bubbles and folds will disappear once the wallpaper has dried. If there are any spots of paste on the front of the wallpaper, use a damp cloth or sponge to remove them. 

7. Once all the panels have been hung trim off any excess fabric using a trim guide and a sharp knife.

8. Wait 24 hours to see the finished results. 

Now sit back and enjoy your new unique room!

Recommended Tools

  1. Bucket
  2. Sprite Level 
  3. Pencil
  4. Wallpaper Brush
  5. Roller & Tray
  6. Ruler
  7. Knife
  8. Trim Guide
  9. Brush
  10. Sponge/Cloth
  11. Steam Roller