Make sure that your paper is intact and has not been damaged in transit.

Lay the paper out on the floor before starting so that you know how the image matches and check for any inconsistencies as Printed Space cannot be held responsible once you have started to hang the wallcovering.

Make sure that you have adequate lighting – so that you can inspect the material properly while you are hanging it and after it is in position. You can reposition the wallpaper – so if something has gone slightly awry it can be re-fitted.

As you are using an adhesive paste on the walls, make sure that there is good ventilation.


Brush off area to be covered with a stiff bristle brush to remove all dirt and loose material.

All surface marks should be removed using a detergent solution. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying the paper.

Any holes, cracks or defects in the surface should be filled with a 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 and allow the surface to dry.

Uncoated absorbent surfaces: (Such as bare plaster or plaster board)

Apply a wash coast of 70% water/ 30% emulsion, then 1 or 2 coats of emulsion. Allow to dry thoroughly. Finally apply the blue top paste.

Unstable Walls:

If the wall has a solid coat of emulsion on top of polished plaster or is unstable in any way, seal the wall with an oil based primer such as Zinsser oil based primer.

Apply the wallpaper to the surface using a high quality adhesive making sure to treat one drop area at a time. Hang the paper in the direction of the design, go from left to right wherever possible and overlap and trim subsequent drops as required.


Apply undiluted adhesive to the surface to be covered using a medium-pile paint roller. Only paste one drop area at a time.

It is advisable to paste 3” back from the edge of the paper where you will make the join, and only paste the join when you are ready to paste and fit the next piece of paper.

Use a soft spatula (we recommend a Muraspec PTFE applicator with the edges smoothed down with wet and dry) to apply the paper to the prepared surface using a smooth up-and-down motion. Take care not to scratch the surface and also be careful not to squeeze the adhesive out at the edges. On our paper-backed products (Classic) please ensure you don’t use a hard or abrasive scraper when fitting this product. If you do, please cover with a very soft, thick cloth and apply light pressure when smoothing out the paper.

To overlap and trim the paper, overlap sufficiently to match up the design and then trim down the middle. If you don’t want to join it up straight away, turn back the edges by about 5cms (2”) until you are ready to make the join with the next drop of paper.

Overlap and Double cutOverlap & Double Cut (Edges cannot be butt-jointed in the usual way, they are overlapped and the two thicknesses sliced through, with straight edge and knife. The subsequent two strips of waste are pulled away leaving two edges to stick down as a perfect butt joint.) Do not squeeze paste out of the join, keep the join free from paste to minimize wiping.

Paste the wallPaste the Wall(A paste the wall product)

Disclaimer: Printed Space cannot be held responsible for damage to the bespoke wallpaper once it has been unrolled and pasted to the wall.

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