Installing a Wallpaper Mural Is Easy!
Before you begin there are a few things to keep in mind.
It is important that you follow the full installation guide that will be supplied with your wall mural.
– We recommend a help of a friend and a couple hours on your hands to install your mural.
– DO NOT Install on a textured surface
– DO NOT Install over a freshly painted surface
– DO NOT Install over a dirty or damaged surface.
– DO NOT Peel entire backing off at once
– Check your Wallpaper Mural for Accuracy
For a successful mural installation job, it is essential that your wall covering be put up straight. Mark straight horizontal and vertical lines on your wall to line up the first panel. If the mural is smaller than the total wall space, mark out the dimensions lightly in pencil on the wall using a level and tape measure to create a straight center line and make sure that the area is level.
- Lay out your mural panels before installing to ensure panel order.
- Do not pre-trim your mural.
- Make guidelines on the wall.
- Smooth panels onto the wall.
- DO NOT cut the overlap. Cutting the overlap my result in seams separating.
- Trim overage.
All panels should be checked for accuracy by the installer to ensure that the shipment is received as ordered. If there is any problem with your shipment, please Get in Touch with us at the earliest.
It’s time to start hanging your wall covering.
- Install the first panel by carrying your panel to your wall. Peel back the liner paper a few inches, smoothing the upper portion against the wall, ensuring that it is straight with your plumb line. DO NOT peel off the entire liner paper all at once.
- Give the top portion of the panel a couple of strokes at the ceiling line to force it flat against the wall.
- Leave up to one-inch overage for trimming along the ceiling line.
- Line up the edge of your wall covering to your vertical plumb line.
- Slowly and evenly peel back the liner a few inches at a time and apply. Consider having another person hold the bottom of the panel as you work your way down and apply the rest of the panel.
- Using the smoothing tool, carefully smooth all wrinkles and bubbles outward, until they are removed. Do not use pressure. Simple light strokes work best. Be careful not to stretch the mural while positioning. If wrinkles or bubbles appear, simply peel back the panel and reapply that section.
- When the panel is positioned correctly, sweep your smoothing tool across the panel from the center outwards, working out all air bubbles. Trim at the ceiling and baseboard with a sharp razor blade and broad knife.
- Overlap the second panel over the first panel by approximately 1 inch, matching up the image. Apply anyadditional panels in the same method, overlapping each panel approximately 1 inch and matching up the image. Carefully smooth out all bubbles as you go.
- Murals Panels are printed with a 1 -inch overlap intended to be overlapped.
- If the mural is larger than the wall space, cut along the corners or edges of the wall using a sharp razor bladeand straight edge as a guide. Make long cuts, without lifting the blade. Step back and enjoy!
1. Lay out your wall mural
Your mural will be supplied on a roll and divided into ‘panels’. Carefully cut along the dotted cut marks for each panel and lay them out flat for at least 5 hours. The panels are numbered in the order they are to be hung, from left to right. Before application, sponge/ spray your prepared wall with water.
2. Draw a straight vertical line on your wall
Create a guideline using a spirit level and tape measure by drawing a straight line vertically, a panel’s width in from the edge of the wall. Remember to deduct the measurement of the bleed/extra bit of paper. This will help you guide your panel into place to ensure it’s applied straight.
3. Apply the wallpaper paste to the wall
Use a medium pile paint roller to apply the supplied paste to the wall, in the area the first panel will be installed. Apply the first panel to the pasted area and try not to squeeze any paste out of the edges. Make sure that you leave any extra bleed at the top, bottom and side for trimming later. Smooth a damp sponge or brush to gently smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles from the top of the panel to the bottom.
4. Match up the panels
Paste the wall before each panel. Apply the second and subsequent panels. Ensure that the pattern or image matches up as each panel is applied. Slide each panel into place, making sure they are edge to edge – without overlapping and without leaving any gaps. Smooth each panel with a damp sponge or brush after each application.
5. Trim any excess
When all panels have been installed, carefully trim the top, bottom and far left and right sides of your mural with a sharp blade. Use a damp sponge/brush to remove any excess paste.