Wall paper - Talissa Decor

How to install Wall Paper

Wallpaper installation

Here we will explain, step by step, just how easy, quick and clean wallpapering can be.

Before you begin

Check the product, production codes and pattern information to make sure you have the right product, please keep the control sheet and paper samples.

Surface preparation

  1. The surface must be dry, stable, evenly absorbent, clean, plain and smooth, Old wall coverings and soluble paints must be removed.
  2. Cracks and holes should be filled if necessary, importantly all absorbent surfaces should be pre-coated with wallpaper paste.
  3. Unprimed walls (including old sandy plaster) should be primed with a water-based primer if possible. 
    Important: Non-woven wallpapers should be hung on surfaces of uniform colour. We therefore recommend using a tinted primer.

Paste is applied directly to the wall

It is better to use a brand name paste for non-woven wallpaper, mix the paste according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the paste has been mixed, apply paste on the wall (in lengths) using a roller.

Wallpaper is placed onto the pasted wall...

Wallpaper is always hung “with the light,” yor starting point should be the window. Ensure that the first length is vertically plumb so that subsequent lengths are also hung straight. Non-woven wallpaper can be hung directly onto the pasted wall and unrolled without soaking. Smooth the lengths onto the wall using a paperhanging brush or cloth, or a sponge roller to remove bubbles.

Wallpaper should be then trimmed.

That's all there is to it! The length can be trimmed at the top and bottom. Subsequent wallpaper lengths can now be hung, ensuring a good butt joint. A seam roller can be used to work the joint area if required. It is important to avoid excessive heat or draughts when hanging and drying wallpaper. The ideal working temperature is between 18°C and 25°C.

A further advantage of non-woven wallpapers is that if they are hung properly in the first instance, when you next come to change your wallpaper they can be stripped without the need for soaking and without leaving any residue.

Lengths of non-woven wallpaper can also be cut before hanging. Pay close attention to the pattern repeat or pattern offset. The room height plus an extra 5 to 10 cm for trimming should give the correct strip length for papers with seamless patterns; in this case, lengths can be cut consecutively, independent of the pattern. Lengths are identical for wallpapers with straight pattern repeats. Simply lay the wallpaper lengths on top of one another, making sure the pattern is in the same place for each, and cut to the required length. For wallpapers with an offset pattern, every second length will be displaced by the offset stated on the label. 
A wallpapering / pasting machine can also be used for wallpaper lengths when working with non-woven wallpapers. Remove spots of paste immediately by dabbing them with a clean cloth. Please always follow the instructions specified on the back of the label for your new wallpaper. Check the goods before starting work and only use wallpaper rolls with the same production code.