PREMIUM TYPE II WALLPAPER
We recommend consulting with a professional paperhanger for your installations. It helps to have two people when hanging wallpaper. Handle with care. Do not use tape on image surfaces. Be sure to avoid creasing or sharp folds at any point as this will damage the print. Please read instructions before beginning installation.
II. Wall Preparation
Make sure surfaces are smooth, clean and dry prior to application. If needed, lightly sand the walls and make any necessary repairs to cracks, holes, or imperfections. Always seal the wall with a clear primer-sealer (we recommend ROMAN brand products, or similar) and follow manufacturer instructions. Primers not only seal the wall, but they also provide more “wet time” for working. Primer promotes proper wallpaper adhesion and allows for easy removal. After priming, wait at least 24 hours before beginning the installation.
III. Measuring Wall & Cutting Paper
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.
IV. Pasting & Booking
1. Do not paste the wall. Use a high quality clear adhesive for your wallpaper application (we recommend ROMAN PRO-888, or similar) and follow manufacturer instructions.
2. Apply paste evenly to the back of the wallpaper panel using a paint roller or pasting machine, making sure to coat the edges. Without making a crease, fold each end of the wallpaper toward the middle, pasted sides together. Pay close attention that your edges are lined up to avoid the paste from drying out – this process is called ‘booking’. Book the wallpaper for 10 minutes. Expect booking time to expand wallpaper panels up to 1/4" depending on room temperature and paste thickness. Adhesive side of the panel should be completely stuck to itself. You will paste, book, and install one panel at a time.
3. Make sure to clean your pasting surface between panels. Avoid getting paste on the front of your wallpaper print and wipe any excess/drip immediately.
- Tip: Do not smooth out up or down. Although it is not ideal, you may pop persistent bubbles with a thin straight pin and smooth down (only do this if the paste hasn’t dried yet).
- Tip: Do not overwork the panels as this could scratch or stretch the wallpaper.
- 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. Also, most patterns will be viewed at eye level, therefore it is that area that needs to look aligned.
5. When finished hanging your wallpaper, use a fresh, straight-edge blade to trim the top and bottom of each panel to remove excess wallpaper. Roll seams with a seam-roller to ensure they are bonded well. Never over-work the seam as this could damage the wallpaper.
6. Wipe down the wallpaper and any adhesive residue with clean water and a sponge. Dry promptly with a towel, avoiding any aggressive rubbing.
7. Allow 7 days for the adhesive to fully cure.
VI. Cleaning/MaintenanceTo 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.