EASY TO FOLLOW NUWALL Installation Guidelines
NUWALL offers a richer and wider selection of designs, textures and colours than ever before found in the Decorating world, enabling you to create the exact mood and aesthetic you have in mind. This step-by-step guide is designed to walk you through the various stages of successful NUWALL hanging. Our wall coverings will help you achieve the perfect look! Please read through the entire document before starting your installation process to better understand what is required.
First things first
If you’re as excited about your NUWALL as we are, preparation might seem like a drag, but set yourself up properly in the beginning, and you will roll through the stages with ease.
- If there is any painting to be done in conjunction with the NUWALL, make sure you do this first.
- Let the paint dry fully before you start applying.
- If you are painting or papering the ceiling, do this before the walls.
- Don’t forget to cover the floor and any furniture you have left in the room with drop cloths. You do not want to get paste or dust on them during this process.
Tools You Will Need
Make sure you have all the necessary tools before you start:
- paste brush
- felt vinyl squeedgee
- metal tape measure
- sharp knife
- bucket of clean water.
- Wallpaper paster
Prepping your wall
This stage is the most important part of the process; to make sure the wall surface is properly prepared. Time spent before hanging the NUWALL will make the job easier and help insure a job well done.
- Start your preparation by removing all switch plates, outlet plates and wall fixtures that are not permanent. If you’re removing any type of electrical obstacle, please remember to turn off the power connected to it.
- The wall surface should be cleaned, dry, sound and free of stains. Any loose paint must be removed from the wall. Glossy and semi-gloss paint should be sanded to dull the surface and a coat of adhesion promoting primer applied prior to the installation of wallpaper. Any wall irregularities should be corrected with either spackling, drywall compound or other wall repair materials. Always remember that you will be using a water-based adhesive to hang the wallpaper which puts stress on the wall surface as the adhesive cures. If the wall is not properly prepped it could cause problems in your installation process or hinder the integrity of the NUWALL down the road.
Pasting the Wall
- Pasting the wall is a quicker, easier process than the traditional pasting the paper method, cutting installation time in almost half! Do not paste the whole wall at a time, simply paste one section of the wall at a time, apply the drops of NUWALL and carry on. The beauty of paste the wall vs. the traditional method is it is easy to re adjust your drop of paper if it doesn’t seem quite right!
Starting off Straight
- Thanks to no seems the applicational qualities of NUWALL is drastically easier to apply than your conventional wallpapers, and easier to to keep straight due to the fabric strength unlike wallpaper that may get to wet and rip!
- ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS KEEP IT IN LINE WITH YOUR INTIAIL AND TOP PART OF THE PRINT
How’s it Hanging?
- Once you have applied your paste to the wall it’s time to start hanging your NUWALL. As explained above, you generally want to start in the least noticeable corner. Unless you are doing a focal point or feature wall and want to center the pattern.
- Make sure you know which end of the NUWALL is designated for the top. Holding the top of your drop, lightly stick it to the top of your wall.
- Fit your piece exactly into position. Smooth down the middle of the paper with a paperhanger’s brush, ensuring you have an accurate pattern match and butt joint. Using the brush or squeedgee, work your way down the NUWALL drop and out to the edges, removing air bubbles and creases (see Figure 5)
Carefully wipe any paste off of the surface of the paper, the ceiling or floor, do this using a clean, damp sponge. Rinse the sponge frequently to ensure it is always clean when touching the surface of the NUWALL.
Hanging around Corners
With versatility of the NUWALL applying in corners has never been this
- Simply apply the paste generously and slowly with the squeedgee work it in to the corner for that all round room. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT JOINS NOT LINING UP OR BIG HIDEOUS LINES IN YOUR PRINTS!
Be cautious when applying your NUWALL over or around electrical switches, outlets or similar items. It is recommended that the electricity for those outlets be turned off during the hanging process.
- Remove the outlet casing to ensure an accurate and clean fit. Smooth the wall covering down gently, over the fitting. Pierce the NUWALL in the center of the outlet and make diagonal cuts from this point to about 2.75mm beyond each corner (see Figure 7)
- Place the outlet cover on top of the wall covering and lightly mark its outline. Cut around this outline. The extra 2.75mm of diagonal cut, allows you to work in this space without tearing the NUWALL during cutting (see Figure 8).
- When the area is completely cut out, place the casing back on to tuck the corners away. The 2.75mm diagonal cuts will be firmly pressed and hidden by the casing.