Follow our simple guidelines for a beautiful finish!
Only apply products to a smooth, dry and clean surface. Use a damp cloth or sponge to clean surfaces and allow to completely dry before application. We recommend applying to interior surfaces only.
If applying to freshly painted walls allow at least 20 days before application.
We recommend avoiding application to walls painted with Teflon based (eg: some wash and wear) paints, textured or porous surfaces like brick, cement, concrete etc. Old, damaged, areas of weakened or flaking paint, or walls that have not been adequately primed before painting may also affect the adhesion and clean removal of products. We also advise against installation above used fireplaces.
While our products are manufacturer certified as removable, as we cannot guarantee the preparation or quality of the wall or paintwork adhered to, we cannot guarantee that the paint will not be lifted on removal. We cannot be held responsible for any damage to walls, due to the variation in paint quality and wall preparation. It should also be noted that the adhesive can be affected by dust, dirt and oil from hands which will affect its ability to adhere to surfaces. We recommend only installing in a clean environment, taking care to ensure the adhesive remains clean as possible. Any statements about our products do not constitute a guarantee or warranty.
Our products are for decorative purposes only and should be installed by an adult. If there are signs of the wallpaper of decals peeling we recommend that you remove them immediately.
If you are concerned about the surface to which the products are to be applied we suggest a sample applied to your wall as a test.
WALL DECAL INSTALLATION
For larger decals it may be helpful to have an extra set of hands. It is also important to be gentle in installation as excessive pulling may stretch or rip the material.
- For small decals, gently peel the entire decal from the backing liner. For larger decals peel away backing liner about 20 cm and gently press decal in place against desired location on wall. Avoid allowing the adhesive backing coming into contact with anything other than the wall, including folding onto itself. If it does fold into itself, very gently pull it apart (this should not damage the decal).
- Position the decal lightly to the wall. If you are not happy with the position, gently remove and re position taking care not to stretch the product. This can be done multiple times, however if the adhesive collects too much dust or dirt, it may become less effective.
- Once you have the final position, start smoothing out with your hand. We recommend starting from the centre, working out to the edges of the decal.
- If any bubbles or wrinkles are present, lightly press or smooth them out, if required peel back the area and re-apply. If a bubble re-appears over the next day or two lightly rubbing should remove it. Note: If dirt or dust has not been removed properly from the surface, if cleaning chemicals were used during preparation or if the wall had been painted within 20 days of application, bubbles may continue to occur or may affect the adhesive.
What you will need:
- Sharp knife/blade and metal ruler for trimming.
- Two people are recommended for DIY installation
(For a premium result you may wish to use a professional installer)
- Starting with panel A on the left-hand side, peel and fold back approximately 50cm of the backing liner. Crease the liner and press so it lies flat.
- Line up the top edge of the wallpaper with your ceiling line and press wallpaper adhesive side down against the wall. We recommend allowing about 10mm overhang at the top of the wall for an uneven ceiling line. Ensure the wallpaper runs true with the left-hand edge of the wall.
- Slowly and evenly continue to peel back the backing sheet. Smoothing out the wallpaper against the the wall gently with your hands as you go. Work your way down and outwards to remove any air bubbles. Allow the wallpaper fall naturally into its place. Do not pull or stretch the wallpaper into place as this will result in bubbles and a poor finish. You should be able to feel any imperfections with your hands as you smooth. If you wish to re-align your wallpaper, simply peel back and reposition the panel.
- All additional panels are to applied in the same way as panel A.
NOTE: Each panel has a 1cm overlap onto the next panel. To line up the image on your wallpaper, simply align at the top. Remember you can remove and reposition the panel at any time.
- When all panels have been applied, use a very sharp knife or blade to trim any excess wallpaper.
Trimming can be done freehand or you can use a straight edge metal ruler to assist in keeping a straight line. Using your sharp knife trim off the excess along the top and bottom of the wall. You should have approx 20mm at each wall end and at the bottom of each panel.
NOTE: Carefully trim additional wallpaper around any switches or sockets by removing the switch or socket cover and smoothing the wallpaper in a downward motion, creasing it along the top of the switch or object. Using your knife, cut a cross in the centre of the switch or socket. Carefully make this cross bigger so that it reaches each corner of the switch. Firmly smooth the wallpaper up against each side of the switch. You can now trim around the switch and replace any covers.