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How To Wallpaper // Simple How-To Install Wallpaper Guide

22 April 2021

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Welcome your FEATHR wallpaper! When you are ready to start hanging your patterned wallpaper, please read through our easy to follow How-To Wallpaper guide on installing wallpaper. If you have any questions on how to wallpaper please get in touch with our customer support team at hello@feathr.com who will be happy to help you!

Before installing your wallpaper – prepare your walls.


Make sure your wall is clean, dry and smooth before installing your patterned wallpaper. Remove any traces of old wallpaper and any patches of dirt, grease, dust or mold that may affect the wallpaper glue. 

To easily prepare any wall surface for your wallpaper use a Wallpaper Lining Paper to create a more even surface. Wallpaper Lining Paper smooths out any rough textures and covers any marks on your wall, covering any imperfections. Lining wallpaper should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging your  pattern wallpaper.

Before you install your wallcovering, if needed, paint your wall a light neutral colour before as dark colours may show through. However, your freshly painted surfaces need time to dry thoroughly before installing your wallpaper on top. Please look at the paint manufacturer’s instructions for guidelines before you starting wallpapering.

How to hang wallpaper on painted walls


Allow freshly painted surface time to dry thoroughly before installing your wallpaper on top.  Please read the paint manufacturer’s instructions for guidelines before you begin wallpapering. 

Do not hang your wallpaper over glossy or non-porous areas. Painted walls should be rubbed down to remove grease or soiling and glossy paint should be rubbed down with sandpaper to prepare your walls for wallpapering.

How to hang wallpaper on plastered walls


Fill in any cracks and sand any rough patches to create a smooth surface before hanging your wallpaper.  

Before wallpapering, remove any sanding dust or residual dirt using a sponge and a warm water/mild soap solution. Allow to dry. To stop the wall excessively absorbing the wallpaper paste during the wallpaper installation, apply wallpaper primer to seal the wall. Allow the wall to dry thoroughly.

How to hang wallpaper on plasterboard


Before wallpapering, fill in any holes. Sand any rough patches or uneven joints to create a smooth surface.  

Remove any sanding dust or residual dirt using a sponge and a warm water/mild soap solution. Allow to dry. To stop the wall excessively absorbing the wallpaper paste during the installation, apply wallpaper primer to seal the wall. Allow the wall to dry thoroughly.

 

Before installing your pattern wallpaper, turn off the electricity and unscrew any plug sockets or light switches. Pull sockets or switches gently away from the wall by a couple of cm/an inch so you can wallpaper behind and create a seamless finish.

How To apply wallpaper  

Tools for installing wallpaper

  • Step ladder
  • Paste-the-wall wallpaper paste. Bucket, pasting brush or roller
  • Craft knife/Stanley knife, scissors,
  • Tape measure, pencil, plumb line or spirit level
  • Straight edge long ruler / a straight cutting edge
  • Plastic wallpaper smoother, wallpaper brush.
  • Clean damp cloth or sponge.


 

Installing wallpaper – how to match wallpaper patterns


 

 

 

Installing Free Pattern Match wallpaper

 

 

One of the easiest types of wallpaper to install as you don’t need to worry about matching the wallpaper pattern up. An example of random pattern match wallpaper is striped wallpaper.

 

 

 

Installing a Straight Match wallpaper

 

 

The left and the right edges of the wallpaper drop match in a straight horizontal line with the left and the right edges of the next drop of wallpaper.

 

 

 

Installing a Half Drop Repeat Wallpaper 

 

 

 

The wallpaper pattern on the next drop moves exactly half the length of the pattern.

How to put up wallpaper // a simple How To Guide


  1. When you are ready to start wallpapering – Unroll your wallpaper roll and lay it out –
  • Your wallpaper roll is 50cm/19.7” wide and 10m / 32.7ft long. Make sure your wallpaper pattern is the correct way up. 
  • Measure the height of your wall and add roughly 10cm extra to allow for trimming. Unroll your wallpaper, measure the correct length and then use wallpaper scissors with long blades to cut the first strip of wallpaper. 
  • Unroll wallpaper material for the next drop. Place the second wallpaper drop edge-to-edge with the first wallpaper drop and match the pattern. Ensure you will have enough wallpaper material to cover the length of the wall. Depending on the wallpaper pattern match, the drops may need to be different lengths. 
  • Check that you have received the correct wallpaper order and there are no visible defects or damage. If you have any concerns contact us at hello@feathr.com  before you start installing your wallpaper. Under no circumstance can we compensate for any installation fees.

 

How to Hang Patterned Wallpaper

                                             >> How to wallpaper – Unroll your wallpaper roll and lay it out

      2. How to wallpaper – Measure up your wall –

  • Measure out 50cm/19.7” width from your starting point on the left hand side of the wall. This marks the width of the first wallpaper drop on the wall. Use your plumb line/spirit level to mark a vertical pencil line on the wall. You will line the right hand edge of your first wallpaper drop up against this line to ensure it is hung straight. 
  • Apply the paste-the-wall wallpaper paste to the wall, ensuring an even coverage. Apply paste to the whole first section, covering a few cm/inches beyond the pencil line. Please note that paste-the-wallpaper or all-purpose wallpaper glues are not suitable. 

 

How To Hang Wallpaper illustration - measuring wall

                                             >> How to wallpaper – Measure up your wall

      3. How to wallpaper – Hang your first patterned wallpaper drop –

  • When you are ready to start installing wallpaper, lift your first drop up to the wall. Gently line the right hand edge up of the wallpaper with the vertical pencil line. Press the wallpaper to the wall by using the smoother tool or wallpaper brush, starting from the middle and working towards the top and bottom. Smooth any bubble or folds in the wallpaper away using the smoother tool. 
  • Make sure no wallpaper paste gets on top of the wallpaper material. If this happens, gently wipe off the wallpaper  paste immediately with a clean, soft damp sponge. Do not rub the surface. 
  • Use the cutting edge to press the wallpaper firmly into top and bottom of the wall to create a seamless edge. 

 

How to Hang wallpaper illustration - Hanging first drop

                                             >>  How to wallpaper – Hang your first patterned wallpaper drop 

      4. How to wallpaper – Matching the second wallpaper drop –

  • Repeat the process with the second wallpaper drop. Measure across another 50cm / 19.7” inches for your next wallpaper drop then paste the wall. Include a couple of extra cm/inches of wallpaper paste coverage beyond your pencil line. Avoiding getting wallpaper paste onto the first drop. 
  • For the second wallpaper drop, line up the wallpaper pattern with the first drop then work from the top down and press onto the wall. Join the two drops seamlessly together with no overlap. Do not excessively pull the wallpaper into place. Smooth out any bubbles or folds and gently remove any excess wallpaper  with damp clean cloth.
  • When you get to the bottom, verify the wallpaper pattern matches with drop one.  If you need to readjust, gently pull the wallpaper back and brush it back into place.

 

How To Hang Wallpaper Illustration- Hanging second drop

                                             >> How to wallpaper – Matching the second patterned wallpaper drop

      5. How to wallpaper – Repeat until all the wallpaper drops are hung –

  • Carefully, smooth the wallpaper and remove any excess glue as you go.

  • When all the wallpaper panels are hung, trim any excess wallpaper at the top/bottom with a sharp knife.

 

How To Hang Wallpaper Illustration- hanging third drop

                                             >> How to wallpaper – Repeat until all the patterned wallpaper drops are hung

      6.  Now you have followed our How To wallpaper guide, sit back and enjoy your designer wallpaper –   we hope you love your new interior decor!

  • Once your wallpaper has been installed, allow the wallpaper to dry at an ambient temperature. Ventilate your room well. Maintain a normal room temperature and avoid draughts..

 

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