How to hang wallpaper

Before you start.

  • Bring a friend. Make sure you are wallpapering with 2 people, this makes it a lot easier
  • Check the wallpaper. Check that the wallpaper has no issues or defects. We do not accept liability to strips once they are glued to the wall. 
  • Lay the foundations. Make sure the wall that you are wallpapering is an even wall and is white. This will prevent the appearance of stains / other colours with light coloured patterns.
  • Watch the glue. Try your best not to get glue on the front of the wallpaper to prevent stains. If this happens anyway, blot it away. Never rub!
  • Seal the deal. Are you wallpapering a plastered wall? First knock softly on the wall: with a dull sound the plaster is probably locally loose. Carefully remove the bad spots and repair the holes with a filler before you start wallpapering.
  • Seal the deal. First treat highly absorbent substrates with a primer to break the greatest suction force. See packaging of the wallpaper glue.
  • Stay face up. Always keep the printed side facing up when cutting the paper. Any errors and / or stains are then immediately detected.
  • Take your time. Wallpaper always needs time to dry. If it dries to quickly it can cause it to shrink or tear. Therefore it is important when you start wallpapering to do this with the doors and windows closed and the heating at a moderate temperature.
  • Never rub. When cleaning the wallpaper, always do this with a blot, never rub, because that may cause the print to stain. Depending on the wallpaper, a slightly damp cloth may or may not be used. Check the product description before.

Tools & materials:

  • For wallpapering with Non Woven wallpaper, we recommend the Ready & Roll wallpaper glue Perfax (ready-made) or Wallpaper glue for non-woven wallpaper from Perfax (needs to be prepared with water). Before buying, please check the m2 in order to have sufficient glue
  • Wallpaper smoother, snap-off knife, pasting brush and/or pasting roller, ruler, ladder
  • Perpendicular (in case you apply wallpaper partially and not the complete wall)

Non-woven wallpaper advice:

  • Make the glue according to the instructions or use ready-made wallpaper glue.
  • Are you looking for one wallpaper lane on a wall? Then pull a perpendicular line from top to bottom on the wall so that the wallpaper hangs straight. Use a spirit level or plumb bob for this. This is also a useful tip if you are looking at the entire wall.
  • Then apply the glue to the wall with a roller. Glue only a part of the wall and keep the width of the wallpaper web (+ 10cm).
  • Make sure that the second lane matches the pattern on the first lane and then cut off the lane.
  • Apply the wallpaper directly to the wall onto the damp glue. Non-woven wallpaper can also be applied directly from the roll. Press the wallpaper and smooth it with a wallpaper board, brush or cloth. Note: make sure that the spatula, brush or cloth is dry and does not contain glue residues!
  • Cut the wallpaper along the ceiling and the skirting board using a ruler knife