Installation Tips

When in doubt, contact us first

If you have any questions about installation of the product, please contact us before proceeding.  We do not accept returns of product with adhesive applied, that has been cut or used.

We recommend you hire a professional wallpaper installer. Our product is printed on 54" wide stock, with 52" of printed image. These wide rolls are challenging for amateurs.

Surface Prep

A primer should be used if you might wish to strip the wallpaper later. 

Always use a commercial grade of wallpaper paste.

Surfaces to be covered must be clean, smooth, dry and structurally sound. Loose paint or other wallcoverings must be removed.  Screw and nail heads, nicks, gouges and other surface defects should be filled, sanded smooth and sealed. On new walls, drywall joints should be taped, bedded and sanded smooth.

Mold and mildew require moisture in order to grow; therefore it is important to check the walls with a suitable moisture meter.  Moisture content should not exceed 4%.  Excessive moisture in wall needs to be corrected prior to installation of the wallcovering.  Remove any mold and mildew from existing wall and treat surfaces to inhibit future growth.

Do not hang vinyl over ballpoint pen markings, wax crayon, ink marker, oil-based stains or any foreign matter that may bleed through the vinyl.  Painted surfaces should be checked for the possibility of pigment bleed-through.  Lead pencil may be used to mark vinyl or wall.  Glossy surfaces should either be sanded to dull the surface, or use heavy-duty primer.


Examine panels for color uniformity and consistency of design. Follow instructions packaged with the order.  The image design on the panels will determine the seaming method. Overlapping, double-cutting and pre-trimming have advantages in making acceptable seams. Do not "score" drywall when double-cutting.

For vinyl wallcoverings, most print patterns will provide a more satisfactory seam if through the graphic design a selvage cut can be taken from each side of the sheet. When hanging materials it is best to observe the first two or three sheets from a distance before continuing. If an "unacceptable" edge is visible, contact us.

Apply an even coat of adhesive to the back side of material using a stiff bristle brush, roller or pasting machine in accordance with the label and/or enclosed recommendations.  Apply the paper as soon as the paste is tacky. Work out the air bubbles and wrinkles, smoothing the surface as you go.

Wipe excess adhesive from the wallpaper and seams using a natural sponge and a soft bristle brush (frequently rinsed in warm water), wipe dry with clean cotton towels.  Use professional grade vinyl cleaner and/or wallpaper remover where advised in product instructions delivered with your order.

Final Thoughts

We are not responsible for the appearance and performance of the wallcoverings not applied according to these instructions.

Vertical joints should not occur less than 6 inches from outside or inside corners.

Do not install or store wallcoverings below 55°F. Use proper lighting so you can see imperfections of your work as you go.

After applying two or three strips, if there are any questions or comments on appearance, stop and contact us.