Wallpaper Installation Videos
- Sponge and gentle cleaner (to clean the wall)
- Tape Measure
- Steel Ruler or Straight Edge
- Razor Knife
- Plastic Smoother
Wall(s) must clean, dry, and smooth all surfaces. The adhesive will not adhere to textured surfaces or dirty, dusty surfaces. Any newly/freshly painted surfaces/walls need to fully cured for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Installing your Peel and Stick Wallpaper:
Step 1: Prep the Wall
Before you begin installing your peel and stick wallpaper, prepare your surface and clear the work area. Make sure electrical outlets are off and remove wall fixtures. For best results, clean and properly prepare all wall surfaces with a sponge and all-purpose cleaner. Old wallcoverings and paste residue should be removed.
Step 2: Measure
Beginning on the left side of your wall, measure out from the corner the width of the paper (26/26.5 inches) and mark the wall lightly with a pencil. Put your level on this mark and draw a straight, level, vertical line. This is the guide for your first strip, it is very important for it to be level.
Step 3: Cut Wallpaper
Pre-cut strips to fit wall height. Make sure to align any design from strip to strip when cutting. Number the back of each strip as you go to keep your design in the correct order (only if the pattern requires it). Cut and trim product with a sharp razor knife changing the blade often to help maintain a smooth clean cut.
Step 4: Peel Backing Off and Position
Peel about 12” of the backing away from the paper. Apply the paper to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling which will be trimmed off later. Align the left side of the strip to your mark and lightly press the edge to the wall along the mark. You can reposition if needed to ensure a vertical seam.
Step 5: Apply Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Working from top to bottom, pull the backing away as you evenly press the paper to the wall. Do not force, let gravity assist you. Be careful not to pull or stretch the material or the pattern will not align. For best results, have one person guide the paper at the top and along the seam, while another holds the opposite edge away from the wall until the seams are lined up.
Step 6: Smooth Wallpaper Down the Wall
Using a squeegee, work your way down the strip in a back and forth motion, smoothing the material to the wall and pushing out any air bubbles. Make sure not to use a rough or sharp object to smooth the material as this could scratch the wallpaper. Trim off excess material at ceiling and baseboard with a straight edge and sharp razor knife.
Step 7: Repeat
Repeat procedure aligning your next strip to the right edge of your previous strip.
Overlap the pieces to align the pattern. This allows for a perfect seam between the pieces.
Use your knife and ruler to cut a straight vertical line down through the overlap of the two pieces.
Peel off extras.