HP WALLPAPER – (PRE-PASTED – PVC FREE)
Create a Wall custom designed wallpapers are created using a leading HP product that is not only eco-friendly but designed and tested to give a quality finish. For best results HP recommend that you apply to a wall surface that has been painted with one coat of primer and one coat of latex paint.
Tip – If you find that your wall requires a primer please see the experts at your local hardware store for advice.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
- Prepare the surface so that it is free of imperfections
- Use a warm, damp cloth or sponge to clean the surface and allow it to completely dry
- We suggest a minimum of 2 people to complete the installation
- We would love you to share a ‘before and after’ shot with us, so don’t forget that snapshot
TOOLS YOU REQUIRE
- Floor cover/drop cloth
- Clean cloth and sponge
- Wallpaper panel tray and bucket of clean water
- New/clean spray bottle
- Smoothing Tool (designed for wallpaper application)
- Cutter Knife (for trimming)
- Straight edge or metal ruler (optional)
- Tape Measure
- Ladder (appropriate to the height of the wall)
- Spirit Level
Always use all tools as per the manufactures instructions
This is the most important step in the process, it will impact on the end result and the longevity of your project, taking the time now will guarantee the best result. The surface should also be free of imperfections such as cracks, holes, surface damage, chipped/flaking paint and moisture.
Ensure the wall surface is smooth, flat, dry and clean (free of contaminants such as dirt, grease, dust, cleaning product residue, etc.)
Please allow a minimum 30 days after completion of any painting, primer or repairs before applying your wallpaper. Where possible remove picture hooks or light/power switch casings prior to installation.
IMPORTANT wallpapers and posters may not stick to Teflon based paints, applying wallpaper to a wall with panelling or wallpaper already on it is not recommended
Tip – don’t forget to protect your floor by using a floor covering. Also make sure all furniture and other obstructions have been moved away from the work area and protected.
Your ‘Create a wall’ package will consist of your custom designed wallpaper and installation instructions.
Place the sheets in number order, you will always install from left to right. The overall wallpaper has an extra 50mm (of bleed) printed on the top, bottom and sides.
This is done to prevent issues when putting the wallpaper on a wall that may not be completely straight and at a true right angle with the floor or ceiling.
You should always work from left to right, starting with sheet ‘Number One’ in the top-left corner. Using a level mark a straight (vertical) line with your pencil for the right-hand side of the first sheet to follow. This will assist you in keeping the sheet square and in a straight line from top to bottom, it should be approximately the width of the first sheet away from the start of the wall.
3.1 Loosely roll the sheet with the printed side facing in, completely submerge the rolled sheet in the water tray long enough to fully wet the panel and activate the adhesive (10 to 15 seconds).
3.2 Remove the roll by pulling the leading edge out of the tray slowly and lay the sheet on the floor glue side up
3.3 The booked strip will now have graphics on both sides with the glue in contact with itself, the sheet should remain booked for approximately 1 minute. Un-book the sheet. Unfold the top half of the sheet, leaving the bottom half of the sheet booked
Tip – if the product is made from natural fibre, it will expand slightly in water, for best results, soak and book each panel the same amount of time
IMPORTANT Avoid creasing the paper when booking – it is not necessary for the booked panel to lay perfectly flat
Using a spray bottle filled with clean water, lightly spray the wall (this will assist in ease of movement when positioning).
Align the right-hand side of the first sheet with the a straight (vertical) line you have marked using the pencil and overhang the top of the sheet by up to 50mm.
Once the sheet is in position lightly smooth the top section of the sheet allowing the rest of the sheet to drop down the wall. If you discover the sheet is not square don’t panic, simply reposition before the paste starts to adhere to the wall.
Please Note: If you have an image with text you want to make sure it will remain in the correct section of the wall, the way you designed it on HP Wall Art.
Keep this in mind when hanging your first sheet, make sure the left-hand side overhang is no more than 50mm.
Smooth down the paper with the sponge and smoothing tool, working from top centre to bottom edges.
While it is important to use a damp sponge to remove bubbles during the initial application, there’s no need to worry about clearing smaller bubbles at this time.
After 15 minutes, smooth out any remaining large bubbles using a smoothing tool. Bubbles that are smaller than a 50cent piece will dissipate as the wallpaper sets.
Ensure that the edge stays on the pencil mark, use the smoothing tool press firmly along the edge of the wallpaper to ‘lock it down’
Please Note: when smoothing do not apply excessive pressure, as you do not want to damaged the product.
In order to hang the remaining sheets overlap the left hand side of the new sheet with the previous by 10mm and line up the image.
One person lines up the image at the top of the sheet while the other does the bottom.
Tip – all consecutive sheets must be aligned with the previous sheet prior to sticking.
When you are happy that the image is aligned **Repeat Step Five**
Once all the sheets have been installed and you are happy with your wall it is time to trim the excess. Trimming can be done freehand with your cutter knife or use a straight edge or metal ruler to assist. Using your cutter knife trim off the excess along the top and bottom of the wall.
- Smooth the wallpaper firmly in a downward motion and crease it along the top of the switch or object
- Using your cutter knife, cut a cross in the wallpaper in line with the centre of the switch or object
- Carefully make this cross bigger using the cutter knife so that it reaches each corner of switch or object
- Firmly smooth the wallpaper up against each side of the switch or object
- You can now trim around the switch or object leaving enough material that it hangs just slightly over the obstruction
- Use a flathead screwdriver or other flat tool to tuck the excess material behind the object and replace the switch or object cases
Please Note: this trimming technique can be used for all kinds of switches, objects, windows and doors.
Once completed there may still be some bubbles, if these bubbles that are smaller than a 50cent piece they will dissipate as the wallpaper sets. In extremely rare cases bubbles may remain and/or sheets may come away from the wall. This is because there is something preventing the product from fully adhering, due to incorrect wall preparation.
Such causes can be but are not limited to:
- Not allowing a minimum 30 days after the completion of any painting, primer or repairs
- The surface was not smooth, flat, dry and clean (free of contaminants such as dirt, grease, dust, cleaning product residue, etc.).
Please Note: incorrect wall preparation is not a product or printing process fault and as such is not covered for warranty
For a full list of our terms and conditions please refer to this section of the website.
- Use a sponge and water to thoroughly wet the wall art.
- Once the wall art is wet, peel it from the wall (if it sticks use additional water).
- Clean off the residual paste with a sponge and water.
The removal performance of this product is dependent upon a wide range of factors including surface preparation, installation technique, and conditions of the room environment.