Hanging Wallpaper

Lewis & Wood has created a substantial collection of textiles and wallpapers, largely manufactured in Britain. The success of the company lies in its determination to be different.


One

Decide on the starting point in the room & plumb a line for the first drop or draw a feint vertical guide line. (Be aware that marks on the lining paper may show through the pale background papers. It is advisable to test first). Measure the length of the first drop adding sufficient excess top & bottom to allow for trimming. Take into account that variations in floor & ceiling level could occur. Cut & number the drops required.

Two

Paste the wall, ensuring generous & even coverage of the area to be covered by the first drop, paying particular attention to the edges, the top & the bottom.

Three

To hang the first drop, press it onto the pasted wall along the top. Keeping the rest of the paper off the wall align the edge of the paper to the vertical guide line. Once in position use a plastic spatula to smooth the paper downwards & outwards, removing all air bubbles. Trim top & bottom.

Four

Paste the required area & hang the second drop overlapping the edge of the first drop by approx. 20mm, to match the pattern. Secure the rest of the paper as before.

Five

Cut through the centre of the overlap with a very sharp blade using a metal edge as a guide. Ensure metal cutting guide is appropriate for the wall surface. We recommend a short edge that is pliable enough to mould to the wall. Ensure cutting blade is always sharp.

Six

Pull away the 2 strips of paper, flap back the edges & re-paste. Press edges back into position to form a perfect join. Now trim top & bottom. Wipe any paste off surface of wall covering with a damp cloth. 

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