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Wallpaper Preparation:

  • Read the manufacturers label instructions
  • Make sure you are working in good light and temperature conditions and that the area is clean
  • Make sure the wallpaper is as ordered and free from faults
  • Make sure you have the correct hanging instructions and are using the correct adhesive
  • Make sure the pattern repeat on the label matches what you were expecting
  • Ensure the walls are prepared correctly and are smooth and free of marks (preparation may need to include lining paper)
  • Note that some papers are 'reverse rolled' due to production methods so the way it comes off the roll may not be the way it should be hung. Therefore check before hanging
  • After hanging 3 lengths of paper check that the result is completely satisfactory

Remember that it becomes your responsibility if you fail to carry out these checks and no claims will be considered for cutting or hanging more than 3 lengths

Room Preparation:

It’s easiest to work in an empty room, so if you can, move all furniture, furnishings and objects out of the room.

Cover existing flooring or carpets with dust sheets to protect them. Strip off all old paper and ensure walls are smooth and dry. If you’ve used a steam-stripper you may need to leave your walls for a few hours to thoroughly dry out. Fill in any cracks and holes and sand the filler when dry to leave a smooth, bump-free surface.

Newly plastered walls will need to be ‘primed’ or ‘sized’ to ensure the new wallpaper will bond properly to the walls. The best way to do this is to brush watered down wallpaper paste all over the walls to be papered. Leave to dry thoroughly. If there’s any painting to be done, such as skirting boards, dado rails and door frames, now is the time to do it before you start wall-papering.

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This calculator should be used as an approximate guide only. Patterned papers may vary the number of rolls required. We can take no responsibility for over or under ordering.