Wallpaper Hanging Guide

How to hang your Catherine Rowe Designs Wallpaper

Our paper is Mural Style - different to the industry standard 10m rolls you might be familiar with. Each batch is printed to order (we recommend you order all paper needed in one go to avoid any slight differences between batches). The paper comes in strips 62.5cm wide in drops of 3m. The strips must line up together from the top. If you are looking to cover drops much shorter than 3m, or if you would just like to purchase the exact amount of paper needed, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a custom quote - we will set up a bespoke order for you which will save you money and any unnecessary wastage! Email us at info@catherinerowedesigns.com.

All wallpaper is printed to order, please allow up to 7 working days for your wallpaper to printed especially.

It is recommended to have your Catherine Rowe Designs Wallpaper hung professionally.

Choose from two wallpaper options - Classic Paste the Wall or Premium Spray the Wall.

Classic Paste The Wall

This paper is luxuriously thick, strong and durable and can be applied using the traditional paste the wall method.

Premium Spray The Wall

This innovative paper is slightly thicker than the Classic option and has its own layer of adhesive on the back, allowing you apply by simply spraying the wall with water. 

Before you start

Surface Preparation

Scrub the wall area you are covering with a stiff bristle brush to remove all dirt and loose material.

Clean your walls, using a detergent or sugar soap solution to remove any grease or surface marks. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying the wallpaper.

Mould or algae on the surface should be treated with a fungicidal wash, using the instructions on the product. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying the wallpaper.

Any holes, cracks or defects in the surface should be filled with good quality filler, smoothed out and allowed to dry.

Remember: a dry surface is the right surface - so if you have to make repairs, be patient! Make sure your wall is completely dry before continuing.

New or unpainted walls must be sealed with a PVA or similar wall sealant.

Application

Classic Paste the Wall:

  • For best results use Polycell, Solvite Extra Strong or Murabond wallpaper pastes, and follow the instructions on the pack.
  • Apply undiluted adhesive onto the back of the wallpaper using a medium-pile paint roller. Only paste one drop (one length) at a time.
  • Use a soft sponge to apply the wallpaper to the prepared surface using a smooth up-and-down motion. Take care not to squeeze the adhesive out at the edges.
  • Let the wallpaper settle for about 15 minutes before trimming the top and bottom.
  • To butt join drops, align the design top to bottom and work away from the butted edge with the same up-and-down motion using your soft sponge. You can also safely seal the butt joins using a small rubber roller along the join. Go easy with the roller, as overworking the join could cause damage to the edges.
  • Wipe over the surface with a damp sponge to remove any adhesive residue.

Premium Spray the Wall

  • Wall needs to be sealed, either painted or at least one coat of primer applied to surface. When it’s time for a change, product can be easily removed from the wall in one piece
  • Standard spray bottle can be used
  • Fill spray bottle with tap water
  • Turn nozzle to spray function
  • Recommend water to be applied at rate of 100ml per 1 sqm.
  • Material can be re-positioned and re-aligned during first 10 minutes. Do not over-stretch the material.
  • To butt join drops of the wall covering, align the design top to bottom and work away from the butted edge with the same up and down motion using your soft sponge. You can also safely seal the butt joins using a small rubber roller along the join. Go easy with the roller, as overworking the join could cause damage to the edges.
  • Wipe over the surface with a damp sponge to remove any adhesive residue.

Finishing Touches

If you’re wallpapering a bathroom or a high-traffic area, we recommend applying two coats of Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish in ‘Dead Flat’ over the top using a short flock roller (just ensure the wallpaper is dry first).

If you have any queries at all about our wallpaper please do get in touch - email us at info@catherinerowedesigns.com.