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INSTALLING BORDERS

Tips for Success:​

The success of hanging your wallpaper, as well as the ease of taking it down are totally dependent on how well you prepare your walls!​

  • SMOOTH.Make sure you fill all cracks and holes using spackle. Sand until you have a smooth surface with a medium grit sandpaper.​
  • CLEAN.Wash and rinse walls to remove grease and dirt. The surface must be clean and free of mildew, grease and stains.​
  • PRIME.For best results, prime all wall surfaces with a high quality primer-sealer before installing wallcovering. Priming properly is key to easy removal later.
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  • 1.f you are not bordering against ​a molding or the ceiling, use a ​​level to draw a guideline.
  • 2.Re-roll border with the pattern ​on the inside.​
  • 3.Follow label instructions for​ soaking the border.​​
  • 4.Slowly remove border, ensuring​ that a paste surface is wet.​
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  • 5.“Book” by folding the border ​paste side to paste side,​accordion style (see diagram).
  • 6.Leave border “Booked” for 5​ minutes to further activate paste.​
  • 7.Apply “Booked” border to wall ​by unfolding each section as ​you go.
  • 8.Gently smooth into place. Avoid​ excess pressure as this may​ remove paste.​​
  • 9.Wash with a sponge to remove​ excess paste.​​

Tips:​

  • 1.If you still find the 15-foot strip too long to work with, simply cut it shorter and match on the wall.
  • 2.To join strips in the middle of a wall, overlap the two strips until the pattern matches. Double-cut a ​seam by cutting through both layers with a razor knife. Pull back the top layer and remove both of ​the cut ends. Smooth the border flat.
  • 3.Having a friend to help makes it easier and faster.

Around Doors and Windows:​​

  • 1.Miter-cut right angle corner (45º). Overlap the two pieces and make a diagonal razor cut from inside​ corner to outside corner. Remove excess pieces from over and under the mitre.​
  • 2.Finished corner.

Installing Borders Over Vinyl

  • 1.Apply vinyl-to-vinyl adhesive to wallcovering. Do not wet border.​​
  • 2.Hang border and smooth it as you would wallpaper.​

Tips:​

  • 1.If you still find the 15-foot strip too long to work with, simply cut it shorter and match on the wall.​​​
  • 2.To join strips in the middle of a wall, overlap the two strips until the pattern matches. Double-cut a ​ seam by cutting through both layers with a razor knife. Pull back the top layer and remove both of the cut ends. Smooth the border flat. ​

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