How to Hang Mural Wallpaper

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Our mural wallpapers are mostly non-pasted, and the tools needed for the installation are the same as those used for any regular wallpaper project. We recommend that two people install the mural together.

Tools Needed to Hang Wall Murals

  • Paint tray, rollers, paint brush, wallpaper smoother
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Utility knife 
  • Ruler
  • Level and pencil
  • Ladder
  • Smoothing brush
  • Seam roller
  • Bucket and sponge

Prepare Your Wall

As a rule of thumb, your walls need to be clean, dry, and smooth. In most cases the wall surface needs to be properly prepared. Otherwise, you won't be able to get the desired result. Here is how.

  • Patch and sand any holes or imperfections in your wall.
  • Use a dampened sponge to wipe the entire wall to remove any dust.
  • Once the wall is dry, apply wallpaper primer to ensure proper adhesion between the wallpaper and the paste. Let the primer get dry for 7-10 days. (This is optional, but is strongly recommended for the washroom walls, or any wall that is in a humid environment)
  • Turn off power and remove all faceplates and socket covers.

 Install Your Mural Wallpaper

  • Lay the panels of your mural out on the floor in the proper order. Make sure the pattern matches. (Please note that there is 2-3cm overlap between panels)
  • Please do not pre-trim your mural.
  • In the case of centering a mural on the wall, use the level, ruler and pencil to make a straight reference line (plumb line) for your first panel. In the case of the installation on a full wall, you can generally start in the left corner and work to the right.
  • Apply wallpaper paste to the mural panel, and keep a damp cloth handy to wipe up any drips.
  • Install the first panel, and make sure that it is straight with your plumb line. 
  • Use a wallpaper smoother to firmly adhere the mural panel to the wall, with motions from the center outwards to push out all air bubbles. Use the seam roller to ensure that the edges and corners are embedded in the paste.
  • Repeat the above three steps for the rest panels. Match the patterns. Please do keep in mind that there are 2-3cm overlaps between panels.
  • Use the utility knife to trim the top, bottom and corners of the pieces.
  • Remove excess paste with a wet sponge and clean water.

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