How to prepare your wall for wallpaper
Your wall should be smooth, clean, dry and flat in order to achieve the best result for wallpapers. We have listed down different tips for the various surfaces which we hope will be useful. Alternatively, we also provide professional installation services with a one year workmanship guarantee. You can leave it to our trusted professional installers to do the job!
Wallpaper installation on painted surface
Wash with dish soap and water, or similar, and rinse with water. Remove any loose paint. If there are large holes, fill them and let dry before sanding the surface until it is smooth.
Wallpaper installation on concrete and plastered surfaces
Spackle (A paste that is used to fill cracks or holes in any surface) any holes or rough areas and joints. Plaster the whole wall and when the spackle is dry, sand, smooth and seal the wall with primer to ensure you have a smooth wall.
Wallpaper installation on plasterboard, chipboard and wood fiber Boards
Spackle any nail and screw holes. The joints should be filled with spackle and jointing tape. Sand and smooth out and seal the wall with primer/sealer. Chipboards should be painted with alkyd primer/sealer before wallpapering, to ensure that the joints don't move.
Wallpaper installation on previously wallpapered surface
All loose wallpaper should be removed. Some wallpapers are peelable, which means that the first layer can be removed. If the first layer isn’t peelable, you need to plaster the whole wall and sand to ensure a smooth surface before applying the wallpaper.
Wallpaper installation on painted fiberglass fabric
Wash the surface with dish soap and water or similar and rinse with water. Plastering the whole wall and let the spackle dry. Sand, smooth and seal the wall with primer/sealer.
Textile / Fabric Wallpaper like Seaweed / Grasscloth or Similar
Remove all material from the wall, if it is to hard, use a wallpaper stripper. Spackle and seal the wall with primer/sealer.