ESSENTIAL STEPS BEFORE INSTALLING OUR PEEL-AND-STICK WALLPAPER
Check your order
Unpack and check your order upon receiving it, even if you won’t install it right away.
If you think there is an error, defect, or flaw. Please, contact us before beginning the installation.
Check the labels on the bottom of each strip for a correct sequential installation. Some orders, like custom orders, murals, and larger patterns, will include the sequence to be installed at the bottom of each strip.
Start from left to right (Unless we suggest otherwise).
Prepare your wall
The wall or surface must be painted, dry, and in good condition. Please avoid installing wallpapers on walls with cracking paint, mold, grease, or stains.
Remove any socket or switch covers and switch off the main power.
Remove any nails and screws and fill in any cracks. Make sure to smoothen up the wall if there is any spot on the wall.
Before installation, clean your wall thoroughly with a damp washcloth or a sponge. If the wall is not properly cleaned, the wallpaper will adhere to possible dust and not to the wall.
Gather your supplies
Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Smoothing tool (squeegee)
Level and Straightedge
Helper (is always handy)
ROMAN E-Z Hang Peel & Stick Wallpaper Helper (strongly recommended)
Mark your starting and guiding line
Measure the width of one of the strips (or strip #1 if they are sequential).
Mark the same strip’s width on the wall and draw a mark with your pencil
Using your level, draw a straight line from the ceiling to the floor. This line is the guideline for your first panel. Never align a wallpaper to a corner or ceiling since they might be uneven.
PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER INSTALLATION STEPS
Peel the backing paper
From the first panel, peel and fold about 3 to 6 inches of the backing paper, exposing the adhesive to begin the installation.
Position the first strip
If using E-Z Hang, spray a generous amount of E-Z Hang on the wall surface.
Apply the wallpaper to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling (this will be trimmed off later). Align the right side of the strip to the guiding line you previously drew. You can reposition the strip if needed to ensure a vertical seam.
Peel the backing paper little by little
Working from top to bottom, pull the backing down always straight as you evenly press the paper to the wall a few inches at a time, checking the right side matches the guideline. Use the squeegee tool to press the wallpaper into the wall, moving from the center outwards, releasing the air. If bubbles appear, work them out by applying firm pressure with the smoother.
Apply more panels
Select your next strip and apply it, so its left side is butted to the right edge of the previous panel matching the repeat. Smooth the second panel into the wall as you did with the first panel. Repeat the process and then smooths out any air bubbles.
SMOOTH each panel during installation. If possible, repeat this step a few days later. Peel and Stick Wallpapers contain pressure-sensitive adhesives, which are activated when they are firmly pressed.
Trim extra material
Trim excess material at the ceiling and baseboard with a straightedge and a sharp craft knife. Change the blade often to ensure a smooth cut.
Change the blade often to ensure a smooth cut.
We added an extra 0.5” to your wallpaper panels for you to install one over the other. You must place the next panel 0.5” over the previous one. For textured walls, overlap helps maintain the dimensional stability of the whole installation.
If you requested your order with an overlap, please follow this steps for a correct installation:
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF AND REMOVE OUR PEEL-AND-STICK WALLPAPER?
The lifespan of wallpaper depends on the conditions it is subjected to. Proper care is essential for more lasting and optimal performance.
If it is time to change the wallpaper when remodeling your space, we can provide you with valuable info to remove it safely and optimally.