Wallpaper Hanging Guide


Non-woven wallpapers are paste the wall application. 

Non-Woven Wallcovering Hanging Instructions

Please read these instructions carefully before hanging this wallcovering. It is advisable that a professional decorator is used.


– Walls should be dry, clean and even.
– Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
– Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.
– For best results, we recommend that walls are cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion.
– Lining should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wallcovering.

Pasting and Hanging

– This is a paste the wall product. The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering.
– A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive – specifically for paste the wall non-woven papers should be used.
– Paste should be evenly applied to the wall to hang one length at a time, to an area slightly wider than width of the paper.
– Butt joints and use a decorator’s brush to smooth down the wallcovering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.
– Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.
– No paste should be allowed to come into contact with the surface and hands should be kept clean and dry whilst hanging the wallcovering.
– Paste will damage the surface. The company cannot accept responsibility for marks or damage caused by paste.
– Should any paste have been allowed to come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly sponged whilst still moist, using a clean damp sponge.
– Our grasscloth wallcoverings are supplied untrimmed with a 10mm overlap to each edge for double cut on installation. The selvedges should be removed with scissors prior to hanging to allow pattern matching. The overlap should be cut through (both drops) with a sharp blade and metal edge at a slight angle (mitre) – use a new blade for each drop as a dull blade will tear the wallpaper. Remove both trimming strips and brush flat (allowing for the angle of the cut) for a perfect join.

Grasscloth Hanging Instructions

– Apply an even coat of paste to the back of the paper ensuring the edges are well covered.
– Fold the pasted paper ends to the centre (booking) and allow to soak for about 4 minutes for the paper to become supple. DO NOT OVER SOAK.
– Do not paste more than one length at a time.;
– Use a plumb line when hanging the first length and smooth the paper to the wall using a paperhanger’s brush from the centre of the length to the edge to expel air bubbles.
– After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, inspect the result to ensure no shading or other faults are present. NO claims will be accepted for more than one roll and any claim is strictly limited to the replacement of faulty wallpaper.
– If sufficient paste has been applied to the edges there should be no need to use a seam roller to smooth down edges – if this is necessary, only a felt roller should be used.
– Trim excess top and bottom with a metal edge and sharp blade. Use a new blade for each cut.
– Good ventilation and an even temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper.

Caring for your wallpaper

Our coated non-woven wallpapers are all “spongeable”. Grasscloth wallcoverings should be cleaned by dusting with a clean dry brush or by brush accessory on a vacuum cleaner.

Suitability in areas of moisture

Whilst our wallpapers are suited to most environments, applications in bathrooms and kitchens may influence your choice of paper. We recommend our standard coated papers for such situations. Another option is to apply a wallpaper varnish such as JH Ratcliffe Glaze Coat. It is important to test before application as it may affect colours.

This information has been supplied in good faith, but without guarantee. Site conditions are beyond our control. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the environment is suitable for the wallcovering.