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PASTE THE WALL WALLPAPER
Easy to apply. Easy to remove.
The simple way to transform any room.


All our wallpapers are simple to apply, whether you hire a decorator or do it yourself. This is because they use ‘paste the wall’ technology, which is the easiest type of wallpaper to apply and remove.


How to hang our wallpaper

What you will need

  • Paste-the-wall wallpaper paste, I like the ready mix solvite paste
  • Pencil
  • Metal ruler
  • Spirit level or plumb line
  • Roller and tray for wallpaper paste
  • Brush for wallpaper paste
  • Smoothing brush
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Trimming tool
  • Sponge
  • Seam roller

1. Prepare

  • Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
  • Make sure any holes have been filled and sanded and the wall has been cleaned with sugar soap.
  • For best results we recommend that walls are cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion.
  • On fresh plaster, “size” the wall with a diluted paste solution. Apply diluted paste to the walls and let it dry. This will soak into the new plaster and stop the new paste from being absorbed when applied.

2. Plan

  • If you are hanging a mural cut your wallpaper panels from the rolls, allowing roughly 2cm at the top and base of each length for trimming.
  • If you are hanging a repeating pattern the wallpaper can be hung straight from the rolls.
  • For a wall mural work from left to right.
  • For a repeating pattern start in the centre of your wall.
  • Use your spirit level, ruler and a pencil to draw a vertical line from the top to the bottom of the wall. Use this line as a guide to ensure your wallpaper is hanging straight.

3. Paste

Roller the wallpaper paste onto the wall where you are going to hang your first panel, ensuring you paste slightly wider than the width of the roll. This will ensure that your seams will be securely stuck to the wall. Use a paint brush to apply paste along the top and base of the wall and around any sockets. 

4. Hang

Hang your first panel making sure the edge of the paper aligns with your vertical line. Gently flatten out the paper using your smoothing brush. Continue to do so until you have attached the first panel to the wall. It is important that you take time to get the first length of wallpaper correctly aligned to the vertical line so the rest of your wallpaper goes on straight.

5. Smooth

Brush down the paper with the smoothing brush. Gently smoothing out all air bubbles, working from the centre outwards.

6. Finish

  • Cut the excess paper at the top and bottom with a craft knife or a pair of scissors.
  • Use a trimming tool to firmly push the paper into the ceiling crease and skirting board and trim using a craft knife.
  • Great work, you’ve just hung your first piece of wallpaper!

Repeat the process

  • Working to the right of your first panel paste the wall again, allowing a few centimetres wider than the width of the wallpaper.
  • You shouldn’t need to get close to the first drop of paper when doing this.
  • For the second drop check where the pattern matches and line up with this.
  • Starting at the top, match the paper as you hang it from the roll – smoothing the paper to the wall as you go.
  • Butt edge of the paper up against the panel already on the wall, ensuring they closely line-up and don’t overlap. Use a seam roller to flatten where the paper joins.
  • Using lightly damp sponge, run it over the seams to remove any excess paste as you go before it dries up on the paper.
  • Continue these steps until you have wallpapered your chosen area.



Ta Da! All Done!



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  KATIE HIPWELL

Katie Hipwell is an independent British designer specialising in nursery wallpaper, childrens decor and bespoke fine art commissions, featuring hand-painted original watercolour designs.

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