hanging guide


How to measure your wall

  • 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.

Hanging Guide

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.

2 - Organise 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 naturally.

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 Wallcovering Adhesive.


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 fresco™  mural.

Carefully smooth out wallpaper with a wallpaper brush to remove air bubbles.


9 - Trim off excess fresco with a sharp craft knife and straight edge.


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.