These hanging instructions are provided to aid you in correctly hanging your new ohpopsi wallpaper, please read carefully prior to cutting or hanging this product. If any of the rolls are damaged do not proceed to hang. Each roll should have the same batch number and display the same colour and design. Check the match type of your wallpaper and length repeat to ensure that you have enough rolls, inclusive of wastage, to complete your project. To check your match type, use the symbols below.
STRAIGHT MATCH wallpaper has a design that matches edge to edge with each drop because the design from left to right across each drop is the same. The match type is indicated by the symbol on your roll.
OFFSET MATCH wallpaper has a design that will match up when every other drop is offset by a specific distance. This distance is indicated on each roll as the length repeat. The match type is indicated by the symbol on your roll.
PREPARING YOUR WALL
Wall surfaces should be clean, dry and smooth prior to hanging your wallpaper. If papering on to a freshly plastered wall we recommend painting with a suitable primer prior to hanging. This will ensure that the paste adheres sufficiently to the paper.
Any holes, cracks or lumps and bumps should be filled with a good quality filler, smoothed out to create a level surface and sanded once dry.
Brush off the area to be covered with ohpopsi wallpaper using a stiff brush to remove any dust, debris and all loose material.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO HANG OHPOPSI WALLPAPER
Paste-the-wall wallpaper paste
Paste brush or roller to apply the paste
A soft dry cloth to clear any debris or dust from the wall
A lightly dampened cloth or sponge to wipe off excess paste
Sharp knife to cut the paper
Spirit level or plumb line
Pencil to mark your starting point
Tape measure or ruler
Soft bristled brush to smooth out wallpaper
Artist chalk or pastel to prevent white edges showing at the seams, dark coloured wallpapers may need their edges colouring with a slightly lighter chalk or pastel once the paper has dried.
STEP 1: MEASURE AND PLAN WHERE TO START
You can choose to hang the first drop from either a corner of the room, a window or door frame, or where there is strong natural light. The first drop to be hung must be applied to the wall straight as every subsequent drop will be affected by the placement of the first. With a pencil, mark the wall at the papers edge and, using a spirit level, draw a vertical line all the way down the wall. This line will help you to line up your first drop as straight as possible.
STEP 2: APPLY THE WALLPAPER PASTE TO THE WALL
Apply the paste-the-wall wallpaper paste directly to the wall with a paste brush or roller. Paste beyond the plumb line to allow you to reposition the drop if you need to make any adjustments or straighten it up.
STEP 3: APPLY THE WALLPAPER TO THE WALL
With the adhesive pasted on to the wall the wallpaper can be hung straight from the roll. Use a ladder to hang the first drop from the top of the wall (below any coving) to the bottom of the wall. Allow a little extra of the product at the top to ensure that the full height of the wall is covered across the width of the drop. For now leave the still attached roll on the floor. If you need to reposition the drop do so gently and whilst the adhesive is still wet.
STEP 4: SMOOTH OUT THE WALLPAPER
Smooth down the paper with a soft bristled brush working outwards from the centre, down the length of the drop to the skirting board. Doing this will reduce any bubbles that have formed between the paper and adhesive. Be careful to avoid overworking as this can cause the paper to stretch and make matching the next drop difficult. Cut the excess from the top and bottom of the roll with a sharp knife.
STEP 5: PASTE AND REPEAT
Continue to paste the wall section by section and hang each drop from top to bottom according to the pattern match repeat. Each drop should be hung with a butted seam so that each edge is touching the next but not overlapping. Avoid leaving long periods of time in between hanging each drop to achieve a better finish. Once all drops have been hung, ensure that any excess paste has been gently wiped from the surface of the paper.