When hanging, a coloured wallpaper make sure surfaces are even, of one colour, completely dry, dust free and sealed. For best results you may want to paint the wall in the same colour as the wallpaper you are using, before applying the wallpaper. Be sure that any old paper layer, for example wallpaper, is either removed or carefully fixed to the surface. Inspect each lenght before hanging. If any defaults are found, please stop immediately and contact your supplier before processing. No claims will be accepted if the hanging has not been stopped according to these instructions. As the linen yarn is very strong, a sharp-edged wallpaper knife is needed, and make sure to change the blade often.
Only use ready-made adhesives, suitable for textile wallcoverings. The adhesive should have a minimum solid content of 20%. Paste the reverse side of the wallcovering and leave to soak for 3-4 minutes.
Remember that the wallpaper, should be cleaned from any remains of adhesive during hanging, while it is still wet. To remove adhesive stains use a lightly moist sponge, then carefully wipe with a soft dry cloth or clean dry wallpaper brush in the direction of the threads. All lengths from the roll must be hung in thes ame direction. Hang the wallcovering ‘edge to edge’ .
The material strives to revert to its form of origin and could then easily drift apart during the drying process. Therefore we recommend:
- Let the wallpaper acclimatise for 48 hours in the unopened packaging in the space you will be hanging the wallpaper.
- Do not push the seams of two lengths together forcefully. Only use a soft brush to carefully ease the length on the wall and the new still “unstuck” length towards each other. Always work in the direction of the threads. Always refrain from using force to push two lengths together!
To obtain a tidy joint be difficult to obtain, we recommend tearing a strip of 3-5mm off the edges before hanging, especially for darker colours. After pasting the paper turn the wallpaper with the face down and tear a strip up, off the side of the paper at a 90 degree angle along the entire length. The tear will follow the threads on the surface, creating a frayed but relatively straight edge.
The edges are no longer straight and the threads will flow into the side of the earlier length, resulting in an almost invisible joint. However take care to not remove too much of the backing. A long wall with lots of falling light is sensitive and differences in level might be seen. Tearing can be done before or after the adhesive process. Tearing after applying the adhesive gives you the advantage that you can easily draw with the flat of the hand along the wet edge of the paper smoothing away any small irregularities.
The surface is wipeable. Stains should be treated immediately, with a soft cloth or a sponge moistened with lukewarm water. For more serious stains a weak hand-detergent solution can be used. Wipe in the direction of the threads being careful not to damage the surface by rubbing too hard.