Mural Wallpaper Installation


YouTube video installation of a similar material : 


Pick a smooth, dry and clean surface. The most traditional places include any wall, door, or window. When placing your substrate on a standard painted wall, make sure the wall has been previously primed prior to painting (otherwise the paint may be pulled away from the wall with the adhesive or paste). Concerning newly painted surfaces, make sure you allow 30 days for out gassing. If you place your mural on a pebbly, textured surface that has used eggshell paint or a very porous surface (i.e. brick, cement walls, stucco), you may receive poor results, although it has worked in most cases. Avoid placement above fireplaces. Outdoors use various on inks, especially any solvent or latex inks, so we recommend using a liquid lamination or clear coat for longevity (see below). 

IMPORTANT!  IMPORTANT!  IMPORTANT!  We print our mural panels with a 1/2" image overlap.  You MUST overlap your panels to get the image to align.  If you do not like the look of the overlapped joint (which you can barely see), when you are finished, you can run a razor blade down the center of the joint and remove the sliver of material behind the edge of the panel and to the side of where you made the cut.  Now you have a perfectly "butted" joint. 

CLEAN IT - BEFORE - YOU STICK IT! Use a warm, damp cloth or sponge to clean the wall surface or window and allow it to completely dry. (This suggestion is for existing walls with probable fingerprints and dirt resulting from day to day foot traffic and use). Make sure all previous cleaning solutions are completely gone. Outdoors we suggest you use a pump spray to save time. You can remove and replace the mural multiple times; however, once the adhesive collects too much dust, dirt or fibers it will become less effective and may not stick as well to your surface. 

PEEL & STICK IT! Depending on the size of your mural, it may be helpful to have two people install it.  Try not to let the adhesive come together, or let your mural fold up against itself. It's okay if it does, you can separate it by carefully pulling it apart and you may want two people to do this on larger images.

Start at the top of your mural image and pull down approximately 4-6" of the backer and crease the back of the backer. Simply apply the 4-6" of exposed adhesive area to your chosen location.  It can be repositioned many times. Once your square and aligned, then continue to slowly pull the backer downward in 4-6" increments, smoothing the mural as you go. Depending on the size, it may be helpful if one person pulls down the backer, while the other smooths the image on the surface.  You can use a plastic dry wall knife or squeegee) to smooth it out. 

If there are any bubbles or wrinkles, you can lightly press or smooth them out, or just peel back that area and re-apply.  Please Note:  Pressing too hard will not damage the image. 

SUGGESTIONS If a bubble re-appears over the next day or two, pressing and lightly rubbing can remove it.  This can happen occasionally if oil, dirt, or dust is on your surface.  Use a sewing pin to pop the bubble, and then smooth it out with your fingers in a circular motion.  In the very rare instance that bubbles keep re-appearing, you may want to move your mural to another area as there is something preventing the adhesive from sticking.  Most causes of bubbles are because the wall was painted within the last 30 days or cleaning chemicals where used prior to application. 


With the Smooth NON Pasted substrate, you must purchase wallpaper paste from your local home improvement store.  Even stores such as Wal-Mart carries this.  Watch the short video above showing how to install this.  It is installed just like traditional wallpaper.

One advantage to this install is that you can slide your panels around slightly to help with alignment.

Take your time and you will be overly satisfied with the results.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.