How to Wallpaper
With our tips you can hang your wallpaper yourself!
Our non-woven fleece wallpaper is easy to apply. We are happy to help you step by step to achieve a perfect result with your photo wallpaper. Read through the tips below before you get started. Then you’d make us very happy by sending us a photo of the result!
Wallpapering with fleece wallpaper
Fleece wallpaper is quick and easy to apply. Before you start wallpapering, make sure you have received everything. The packaging of House of Fetch contains the following:
Roll(s) of photo wallpaper, numbered
User manual for applying photo wallpaper with tips
Other wallpaper tools & materials
Tools & Materials
We advise you to use the following tools and materials for wallpapering:
- Wallpaper paste for fleece wallpaper. E.g. Prefax Wallpaper Glue Roll On
- Wallpaper application brush
- Wallpaper smoother
- Plumb line measuring tool. Tip: you can get a plumb line measuring app on your smartphone
- Sharp wallpaper trimming knife or snap blade
- Tape measure
- Clean cloths
- Wallpapering table - or at least a good surface to prepare your wallpaper
- To prevent shrinkage, it is recommended to allow the wallpaper to acclimatise for 24 hours before applying it to the wall
- The optimal temperature to apply the wallpaper is between 18 – 25 oC and a humidity of about 40% – 65%
- Before application, the surface of the wall must be clean and dry
Step-by-step plan for applying your wallpaper:
Step 1: Preparation
If applicable, switch off the electrical groups of sockets and switches, remove the frames and tape them off with wallpaper tape. Then remove the old wallpaper, if necessary. Make sure the wall is smooth by removing nails and bumps and filling holes with all filler. Let the filler dry thoroughly and sand it smooth. Cover the ground with e.g. newspapers, cloths or tarpaulin. Prepare a sturdy ladder so that the wallpaper can be pressed down well over the entire wall.
Attention! If your walls are plastered, use a primer, so that the wallpaper glue is not sucked directly into the wall and the wallpaper does not stick. Spread the primer well and let it dry overnight.
Step 2: Unpack and unroll
Carefully cut open the box and remove the rolls from the packaging. Remove the protective packaging. Roll out the wallpaper and check that it is in order. There are numbers at the bottom of the wallpaper or on the back.
The strips are numbered at the bottom on the front of the wallpaper.
Step 3: Pilot line
To get the wallpaper perpendicular, first draw a perpendicular line with pencil on the wall. Make sure you place a thin, soft line, otherwise the line may shine through the wallpaper. Use a long spirit level to place the line. Determine the position of the line by reading the width of the wallpaper on the thumbnail image (at ‘Tile width’) and measure this with a tape measure on the wall. When you have ticked the box that you have a margin of 2 inches around the width of the wallpaper, you subtract 2 inches from the width of the strip.
Apply a perpendicular line so that the wallpaper is straight to the wall.
Step 4: Applying wallpaper glue
You should apply wallpaper glue according to the user manual on the glue packaging. In the case of non-woven wallpaper, you apply wallpaper glue per strip. Use a glue brush or a wallpaper glue roller to apply the wallpaper glue. Grease the wall a little wider than the width of the wallpaper.
Apply adhesive for non-woven wallpaper with a roller.
Step 5: Applying the wallpaper
Work from top to bottom. When you have ordered wallpaper with a 5 cm margin, keep an overlap of 0.8 inch at the top. Place the strip straight along the perpendicular. Applying it straight is very important, because the following strips will match. Push the wallpaper well against the wall using a wallpaper pusher or a squeegee.
Press the wallpaper extra in the corners to get a fold line. If you pull the wallpaper back a little, you can easily cut away the wallpaper along the fold line with a pair of scissors. You can also cut away wallpaper. Then press the wallpaper pusher firmly into the corner and cut away the remaining wallpaper with a sharp knife. Easily cut out sockets by pressing the wallpaper firmly at sockets and cutting away the middle piece. Repeat this step until all wallpaper strips have been applied.
Step 6: Finishing
Take a wallpaper pressure roller and press the air bubbles under the wallpaper. Roll to the side so that air can escape. Use a wallpaper seam roller for an even nicer and tighter result. Cut and trim away any excess wallpaper. Check all edges and seams to make sure they stick. Assemble the sockets and switches and put the power back on.
Now your photo wallpaper is ready!
Will you share the result with us via email or our social media channels?
We are very curious to see your new statement walls!
Do you have to wallpaper around a window or other obstacle? Then first stick the strips all over the obstacle and then cut off the wallpaper piece by piece along the frame. Do not cut the entire strip to size at once.
Puncture a large air bubble with a pin and then wipe the air away. Small air bubbles will disappear when the glue dries.
Remove excess glue with a dry cloth.
Use a wallpaper seam roller for an even more beautiful and tight result.
Create sharp folds at corners so that cutting away excess wallpaper is easy and straight.