Hanging Instructions
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Wall Preparation:
Surfaces should be clean and smooth.

Tools you will need to hang your mural:

  1. Tape measure
  2. Plumb line or carpenters level.
  3. Ladder
  4. Wallpaper water tray
  5. Wallpaper smoother or sponge
  6. Utility knife with extra blades
  7. Straight edge cutting guide

Positioning your Wall Mural:

  1. Measure the length of your wall and compare to the length of your mural. Once you know where you want to position your first strip, draw a vertical plum line where the left edge of the first panel is to be installed. An instructional video for drawing a plumb line can be found on www.wallcoverings.org.
  2. Measure the height of your wall and compare to the height of your mural. If your mural is higher than the wall, trimming will be required. If this is the case, lay out your full mural and determine the best trim point, both top and bottom, for your decorating needs.
  3. Your mural has been rolled with each panel numbered sequentially from left to right, with panel 1 to be installed first.
  4. Roll panel 1 with pre-pasted side (back of the wallpaper) out. Submerge in water tray filled with clean water (change water frequently to ensure it is clean). Immediately draw the panel from the water tray by lifting the outside end and letting the roll unwind as it is drawn out of the water.
  5. Remove slowly ensuring paste is completely wet.
  6. Position the first panel along the plumb line you drew earlier. Smooth the panel into position using a damp sponge or a wallpaper smoothing brush. Smooth outwards from the center of the panel to the sides, removing all air bubbles. Avoid overworking the edges and stretching. Trim top and bottom as required with a knife, changing blades frequently to avoid tearing the paper. Use a straight edge as a guide.
  7. Immediately clean any paste residue from the surface of the product and along woodwork with clean water and a clean white cloth or un-colored sponge. Do not allow drying as some adhesives contain solvents that can adversely affect the product or turn yellow in time.
  8. Repeat this procedure for remaining panels. Do NOT overlap. Butt panels next to each other. Match the seams at eye level smoothing upwards and downwards from there. Smooth all seams down thoroughly in order to avoid any possible seam lift. Clean excess paste.
  9. Check previously installed panels making certain all edges are smoothed firmly to the walls and that there are no large air bubbles. Large air bubbles can be eliminated by working them to the edge or by making a small pinhole.
  10. With clean water, wash the entire mural one more time. Sit back and enjoy your new work of art!

Feel free to download a printable copy of these instructions in English

 

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