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Standard Matte Installation Instructions

Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging

  • Level
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint roller or sponge
  • Sharp utility knife
  • Drop cloth
  • Bucket of clean water
  • Ladder

Prepare paper
Unroll each strip so that they face the same way. The top of each strip has no white space and the bottom has a printed barcode.

Please note that our large scale patterns are printed on AB and ABC rolls. Installers should take care to identify ABC rolls to install them in ABAB or ABCABC order and to ensure that the full pattern CENTERS properly on the wall PRIOR TO INSTALLATION.

Prepare wall
The wall you’re applying your paper to should be smooth, clean and dust free. Patch or sand any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper. For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color.


Start at the left edge of your wall
Hang paper from left to right to ensure a smooth repeat of the design. Start with the upper left corner of the room, wall, or other surface you’re covering. If covering an entire room, choose an inconspicuous corner to begin since the repeat will not match up on the final seam.

Wet and fold the paper
Using a clean paint roller or sponge, thoroughly wet the back pf the paper, making sure not to leave any dry spots. Once its wet, gently fold the pasted side in on itself by folding the top and bottom of each piece to meet in the middle, taking care not to crease the paper
Set the paper aside for 3-5 mins to rest and activate the adhesive.

Pick up your first strip and unfold just the top half of the paper, leaving the bottom still booked. Align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling, making sure the edge is straight and even on the wall. Check that the strip is straight and level. Painter’s tape can be used to secure the paper if it begins slip. Once the paper is in position, unfold the bottom half of the strip and smooth downward lightly with a damp sponge. Take care to remove large air bubbles; smaller bubbles will dissipate as the wallpaper dries.
The left side of each subsequent strip should overlap the right side of the previous strip by approximately
3⁄4”, carefully visually matching the repeat. There is no need to trim the overlap; it guarantees that the wallpaper will repeat seamlessly. Repeat this step, moving from left to right and aligning each new strip over the strip to its left.

Finishing Up
Let wallpaper dry completely- this usually takes about 3 hours – before using a sharp utility knife to trim the extra paper at the edges of the paper. Wipe the walls with a damp sponge to remove the excess adhesive.


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