Width - the total width of the wall, Measure the width at the top, middle and bottom of the wall as they may not all be same. Use the measurement for the widest part of the wall as the width when ordering your funky fresco™.
Height - the total height of the wall. Measure from the top of the skirting board to the ceiling or base of coving. Check the height at different places across the wall as it may not be straight. Use the measurement for the tallest part of your wall as the height when ordering your funky fresco™.
It is important that care is taken when measuring and the largest measurement used when ordering. We will add an allowance to the fresco to allow for trimming. It is the responsibility of the buyer to check measurements before ordering and on receipt of the funky fresco™ before hanging.
You will need
Plumb bob and line Tape measure Paste brush or roller Ready-mixed adhesive Paperhanger’s brush Straight edge and sharp craft knife – snap off style Clean damp cloth Seam roller
Before you start
1- Un-wrap your funky fresco™ and check that all sheets are undamaged. Return any damaged fresco with the labels.
your wallpaper drops on the floor, in the order you will need to apply them.
You will find all of the drops have some bleed (additional paper) to allow for
trimming - at the top, bottom. DO NOT PRE-TRIM the fresco as the wall or
ceiling line may be slightly off. Check that all pieces are present and you understand
the layout. Double check that the dimensions are as ordered and that you have
all the necessary tools to hand. Please ensure there are no faults, as no claim
will be accepted after the funky fresco™ is trimmed or hung. No claim will be
accepted for hanging or decorator costs. Your statutory rights are not affected.
3 - Read all the instructions carefully before starting.
4 - Prepare wall by removing all traces of dirt, old
wallpaper or loose paper. Do not hang on a wall with a history of dampness.
Fill any cracks with interior filler and allow to dry out
For a professional finish hang lining paper horizontally and
allow to dry out completely before hanging your fresco.
5 - It is advisable to apply the fresco last if redecorating
the whole room. Ensure that all paint on skirting, ceiling and adjacent walls
is completely dry before hanging your fresco. Protect flooring from splashes of
adhesive with a dustsheet.
6 - Use a plumb bob and line to mark a guideline. Measure
out from one corner and mark the width of the first section as indicated on
your installation guide. This will be the guide for where the first two
sections will meet and will ensure your funky fresco is straight. The success
of the job depends on having the first section straight.
Hang the fresco
7 - Paste the wall not the fresco. Use a roller or brush to
apply undiluted ready mixed adhesive to one section of the wall. The area
should be slightly larger than the size of the first section of fresco to be
hung. Use a small brush if necessary to apply adhesive to the corners and edges
to ensure good adhesion. Our recommended adhesive is Halls Beeline Medium Grade
8 - Hang the first section (section ‘a’ on your installation
guide) sliding it into position and lining it up with the plumb line. An
allowance has been made as an overlap at the top, bottom and edges of your funky
Carefully smooth out wallpaper with a wallpaper brush to
remove air bubbles.
9 - Trim off excess fresco with a sharp craft knife and
10 - To avoid marking, wipe away any excess adhesive on the
ceiling, skirting or adjacent walls immediately with a clean damp cloth.
11 - Using the same procedure as before, hang the next
sections in sequence. Butt join the sections, do not overlap. Make sure you don't stretch or overwork the seams, forcing out
the adhesive or damaging the fresco.
Clean with a mild non-soapy detergent and soft cloth or
sponge. Damage may occur if bleach or cleaning fluids have been used on the
cloth previously. Avoid polishes, abrasive cleaning agents and solvent cleaners
as they can stain or damage the printed surface.
For additional protection from stains and scuffing, apply a
coat of Polyvine decorators varnish dead flat finish.