Surface Preparation 

We recommend consulting with a professional paperhanger for your installations. It helps to have two people when hanging wallpaper. Handle product with care. Do not use tape on image surfaces. Be sure to avoid creasing or sharp folds at any point or this will damage the print. Please read instructions before beginning installation.

Check the wall for any imperfections or textured areas to determine if a sanding is necessary. If the walls have unstable paint, are textured or uneven, sanding is advised. Make sure all dust or residue has been wiped off before proceeding. If the walls have cracks, flaking or unstable paint, it is highly recommended to prime first. Use a clear primer sealer of your choice (we recommend GARDZ primer, or similar) and follow manufacturer instructions. Primer promotes proper wallpaper adhesion and allows for easy removal. After priming, wait at least 24 hours before beginning the installation.

Measuring & Cutting

When ready to begin, measure the wall height, then add 4” and cut your wallpaper. You want the paper to overlap at the ceiling and the baseboard by approximately 2” each. You will trim the excess off later. 
  • Tip: Be sure to allow enough length for pattern match, either random, straight across or drop match. 

Panel Installation

1. Hang your first panel (Panel A) in an inconspicuous corner – pick a corner and lightly mark a line 8" over; this will be your starting line for your first panel. Never place the wallpaper panel right at the corner, as it will be hard to butt seams later. Use a level to ensure the line is drawn straight. 

2. Unroll your first wallpaper panel with the pattern-side down and adhesive-side up. Fold back and crease the adhesive liner about 8-10” away from the top to reveal the adhesive. Ensure you have enough of the backing peeled away to secure the wallpaper onto the wall.

3. Hold the wallpaper a few inches away from the wall, pattern-side facing you. Use your hands to make the initial contact on the wall, ensuring the edge of the wallpaper is aligned along the drawn guideline. Adhere the first 6” to the wall. Once the wallpaper is adhered to the wall at the ceiling line, check for any wrinkles or bubbles. Smooth out any air bubbles with a wallpaper smoother (not a squeegee). If needed, peel and reapply wallpaper to reposition or release any air bubbles.

As you work your way down the wall, make sure the wallpaper panel follows the guideline you drew in the beginning. Continue to peel the liner down 6-8” at a time. Hold the panel a few inches away from the wall, and repeat the process of adhering it with a wallpaper smoother, working from the middle of the panel outwards. If needed, carefully pull the panel off the wall to realign and smooth back down into place.
    • Tip: Do not overwork the panels as this could scratch or stretch the wallpaper.
5. Match and butt the second panel (Panel B) to the edge of the first panel and smooth out firmly. Ensure panels have a tight fit (no gaps between seams) and are free from air bubbles.
    • Tip: With all directional patterns, it is important to line up patterns at eye level, allowing any drift in lineup to run off towards ceiling and floor. The standard allowance is 1/4" up or down. If the pattern is lined up at the ceiling, the pattern will begin misalignment sooner and the gap will be larger. Most patterns will be viewed at eye level, therefore it is that area that needs to look aligned. 
6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you finish hanging wallpaper in your desired area. 
    • Tip: You will install one of the following configurations based on the set you select: Panel A,B,A,B... or Panel A,B,C,A,B,C... or Panel A,B,C,D,A,B,C,D...
7. When finished hanging your wallpaper, use a fresh, straight-edge blade to trim the top and bottom of each panel to remove excess wallpaper. 


Cleaning & Maintenance

To remove dust, dirt, and grease, spot clean with a lightly dampened cloth or sponge with warm water. Use water sparingly and do not get the wallpaper overly wet. Clean the walls from the top down, using vertical motions. Pat gently with a clean soft cloth or bath towel to remove any surface moisture. Avoid aggressive rubbing. Do not use cleaners with harsh solvents as it can cause damage to your wallpaper.


Handle tile decals with care and inspect upon receiving your order. Any problems that occur during the preparation or installation process are not the responsibility of Greenly Living.