How to hang a wallpaper panel

Wall panels are all the rage. Not only are they a quick way of transforming your home, they turn your walls into a work of art!

Follow our step by step guide about how to hang our striking Hortelano wall panel from our Callista wallpaper range by Clarissa Hulse.

How to hang a wallpaper panel information

WHO CAN HANG A WALL PANEL?

Our Hortelano wall panel is 140cm in width and is supplied untrimmed. Whilst it is possible to hang yourself, we recommend that it’s hung carefully by a trained professional.

BEFORE HANGING THIS WALL PANEL

Check that all rolls are undamaged and that the numbers and letters are the same for each roll of this design and that all of the colours match. Return any defective roll with its label to the place of purchase.

TAKE CARE

Take extra care when papering around electric light switches and power points. Do not allow mositure to drop onto electrical contacts.

TRIMMING THE EDGES

The wall panel is sold in pieces of 1.4m width by 3m in length. For walls shorter than 3m, the wallpaper will need to be trimmed with a sharp decorating knife during the hanging process.

The panel is also printed with a 2cm overdraw at the edge so trimming will be neccessary.

How to hang a wallpaper panel preperation

PREPARE YOUR WALLS

  • Remove all traces of dirt, old wallpaper or loose paint.
  • Do not hang wallcoverings on any wall with a history of damp.- Fill in any cracks and allow to dry before hanging.
  • Absorbent surfaces should be appropriately sized using a diluted wallpaper adhesive.
  • Sealed walls, i.e, painted should be rubbed with sandpaper to create a ‘key’.
  • It is important that the walls are of an even and consistent colour. If they are not, then consideration should be given to painting them with an appropriate colourwash. Alternatively we recommend that walls should be ‘lined’ horizontally using a good quality lining paper. Allow this to dry fully before starting to apply the wall panel.
How to hang a wallpaper panel process
How to hang a wall panel step 1

1. Adhesive

Evenly apply the adhesive directly onto the wall using a brush or a short pile emulsion roller - we recommend using the Style Library wallcovering paste.

How to hang a wall panel step 2

2. Begin Hanging

Apply the first section of wallcovering to the wall, smooth down with a good quality hanging brush.

How to hang a wall panel step 3

3. Trim

If your wall is shorter than 3m in height, trim either the top or bottom of the wall panel accordingly with a sharp decorators knife.

How to hang a wall panel step 4

4. PREP YOUR 2nd PANEL

Pre-trim one edge of the next wallpaper panel.

How to hang a wall panel step 5

5. APPLY MORE ADHESIVE

Apply paste to the next section of the wall.

How to hang a wall panel step 6

6. APPLY THE 2nd PANEL

Apply the second panel with the overdraw overlapping, making sure to match the design. Trim either the top or bottom of the panel if neccessary.

How to hang a wall panel step 7

7. TRIM THE EDGES

Splice at the join using a sharp decorator’s knife. Carefully lift and remove the trimmed edges.

How to hang a wall panel step 9

8. JOIN THE EDGES

Smooth down the join with a good quality hanging brush making sure the edges are butted against each other and carefully wipe any excess paste from the face of the paper immediately with a clean damp sponge before it.

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