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How's it hanging: mural installing guidelines
INSTALLATION AT A GLANCE
Hanging a mural is easier done with two people
Before installing, make sure you have all of the necessary panels of your mural, and that there are no imperfections
Do not hang your mural over existing wall paper
Do not pre-trim your mural, your wall or ceiling line may not be perfectly square
Ensure that the wall surface has been properly prepped, you have done all your reference lines and measurements and have all your tools ready before you start installation.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Pre-mixed wall covering paste: medium - heavy weight to accommodate the vinyl wall mural
Straight edge for accurate trimming
Knife for trimming (exacto-knife preferred, its sharp blades can be easily refreshed for accuracy)
Pasting brush or foam roller
Warm clean water and a sponge to remove excess pastee
FIRST THING’S FIRST: PREPPING YOUR WALL
Remove old wall coverings, old or chipped paint. Wash off dirt, grease or stains and rinse with clean warm water.
Take off picture frames/hooks, light fixtures, outlet plates, or other wall mounted accessories.
Fill in any cracks or holes. Allow filler to dry than sand until surface is smooth.
Priming the wall will create the ideal surface for installation.
Any painting in the room or too the intended wall should be done before installation. Allow to completely dry. Do not paint in the intended space of the mural; tape this area off and leave as clean, smooth and bare as possible.
STARTING OFF STRAIGHT
If your mural is not wall-to-wall, you need to figure out placement. Dimensions of your mural are listed under its specifications
Once you have determined the rough placement on the wall, use a pencil to softly mark the starting point (the top left corner of the mural) on the wall
Measure the width of the mural, or of the first panel, and make a second point on the wall horizontal from the first point.
From this point use your level to create a vertical reference line.
This will be your starting point for your first panel. You begin from the right to allow for trimming on the outer edge at the end.
PASTE THE WALL
Apply the paste directly to the wall with your pasting brush or roller.
Place the panel along your reference line and gently pat it into place.
Using your wall paper smoother, gently flatten the panel onto the wall in a vertical orientation. This process will eliminate any air bubbles or imperfections under the panel.
Align the sequential panel(s) flush to the edge of the previous. Do not overlap your panels; simply create a tight butt-joint between the panels.
Check the material after hanging 3 panels, make sure everything is matching up in pattern and colour. If you have any concerns questions of appearance, please stop and contact Walls Republic.
If there are no issues, continue this process until all mural panels have been applied.
Using a straight edge and an exacto-knife (always keep your blade sharp for accurate cuts) trim any ceiling or baseboard wastage to make straight and flush seams along the top and bottom of your room. Go slowly, and change your blade often.
If there is any overlapping once the panels are installed, use your straight edge and knife to cut along the seam of the two panels. Remove any excess material and re-smooth the edges into a flush joint.
Do not cut into the wall, this may affect the seams and allow air underneath your mural.
Once the mural has been applied, use clean, warm water and a clean sponger to remove any excess paste. Do not wait for the paste to dry; it may cause damage to your mural. Gently wipe away and dry with a clean towel.
A WORK OF ART
Now that you have successfully installed your mural, sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty it brings to your space!