TRADITIONAL WALLPAPER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
If you have any questions about the proper installation of this product, please call your Distributor or contact your Sales Representative before proceeding.
PREPARATION OF PRODUCT
Examine goods to assure that pattern, color, quantity and quality are as ordered.
PREPARATION OF SURFACE
Surfaces to be covered must be clean, smooth, dry and structurally sound. Loose paint or other wallcoverings must be removed. In order to ensure maximum smoothness of installation, nail heads, nicks, gouges and other surface imperfections should be filled, sanded smooth and sealed. On new walls, drywall joints should be taped, bedded and sanded smooth.
Mold and mildew require moisture in order to grow; therefore it is important to check the walls with a suitable moisture meter. Moisture content should not exceed 4%. Excessive moisture in wall needs to be corrected prior to installation of the wallcovering. Remove any mold and mildew from existing wall and treat surfaces to inhibit future growth.
Olivia+PoppyTM can be installed over almost any surface that has been properly prepared. Do not hang vinyl over ballpoint pen markings, wax crayon, ink marker, oil-based stains or any foreign matter that may bleed through the vinyl. Painted surfaces should be checked for
possibility of pigment bleed-through. It is suggested that lead pencil be used to mark vinyl or wall. Glossy surfaces should either be sanded to dull surface or an application of professional R-35 heavy-duty primer.
A primer must be used if there is a desire for possible future stripping. Some drywall joint compounds contrast with the drywall paper surface, showing strong light and dark colored areas. Very lightly colored, light-weight wallcoverings may seem shear due to their limited amount of opacity. Should this situation occur, we recommend that you use a primer followed by a commercial grade wallcovering paste.
APPLICATION OF WALLCOVERING
Before hanging, examine panels for color uniformity and consistency of design. Follow instructions packaged with the roll. All material must be installed sequentially.
Graphic design of panels will determine seaming method to be implemented. Overlapping, double-cutting and pre-trimming have advantages in making acceptable seams. Do not “score” drywall when double-cutting.
As with all vinyl wallcoverings, certain deeply embossed non-design print patterns will provide a more satisfactory seam if through the graphic design a two – three inch selvage cut can be taken from each side of the sheet. When hanging materials it is best to observe from a distance the first two – three sheets before continuing. If an “unacceptable” edge is visible, contact your distributor.
Apply an even coat of adhesive to the fabric side of material using a stiff bristle brush, roller or pasting machine in accordance with label
recommendations. The wallcovering should be applied to the wall as soon as it has become tacky. Smooth surface, while working out the air bubbles as you go. As each strip is installed, immediately remove excess adhesive from wallcovering surface and seam using a natural sponge and a soft bristle brush frequently rinsed it in warm water and dry with a clean cotton towel. Use a professional vinyl cleaner/wallpaper remover where adhesive products have been specifically developed for use in these applications. We are not responsible for the appearance and
performance of the wallcoverings not applied according to these instructions.
Vertical joints should not occur less than 6 inches from outside or inside corners.
Do not install wallcoverings unless a temperature above 55°F is maintained in both areas of installation and storage. Permanent building lights should be available for installation.
After applying three strips, if there are any questions or comments of appearance, stop and contact your distributor.