Material & Dimensions
Our Wallpapers are MICA Coated Non Woven, Made in England. Each roll has a width of 52cm and a length of 10m, giving a coverage per roll of 5.226m2.
Calculating Wallpaper Required
Measure the width of each of the walls you want to cover in your room and divide by 52cm. This will give you the number of drops required. Then measure the height of your room and multiply the height by the number of drops to get the number of meters needed. Each Black Parrots Wallpaper roll has a length of 10m.
- Walls should be clean, dry and even
- Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint and scrape off powdery, flaky surfaces
- Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper
- Absorbent surfaces should be prepared with an oil based primer ensuring it dries completely before hanging commences
- New plaster should be allowed to dry out completely
- For best results, we recommend walls are cross lined using good
quality lining paper
- Dark coloured papers may need their edges coloured with a crayon of a similar tone to avoid white edges showing
- Ideally a premium quality tub adhesive, pH neutral, solvent- free, fungicide protected, light grade adhesive should be used
- Apply an even coat of paste to the wallpaper, ensuring edges are fully pasted. Do not allow paste to come into contact with the surface
- Allow sufficient time for the paper to become supple (5-8 minutes)
- Care should be taken not to crease the paper when folding
- Start with a 5-10cm top overhang to allow for a drop or height in the ceiling
- Hang wallpaper, smoothing it to the wall with a decorator’s brush, from the centre of the length to the edges, expelling all air bubbles
- Butt joins tightly and never overlap. Avoid squeezing paste out of joins
- Should any paste have been allowed to come into contact with the front surface of the Wallpaper, it should be removed whilst still moist, by wiping gently across the entire surface using a clean, damp sponge
- Repeat as necessary ensuring to align the pattern repeat correctly
- Cut off any access paper along the top and bottom.
- For plug sockets and switches, unscrew and remove the outer casing. Apply the sheet of wallpaper as normal and let it hang over the socket area. Using a knife, cut a cross shaped opening diagonally from corner to corner across the socket area and cut away the excess. Brush and smooth down the paper before reattaching the front cover of the socket.
- Ideally begin at the corner and hang your first length of paper on a wall with no doors or windows. That way, you can hang a full length from the ceiling to the top of the skirting-board
- It's best to work away from any windows, so the paper edges don't cast a shadow if they overlap slightly.
- If your chosen wallpaper has one of our more dominant patterns, it's a good idea to hang the first length over a fireplace or other focal point. Then work away from it in both directions to make the design central and symmetrical.
This information has been supplied in good faith, but without guarantee, and on the understanding that the installer will have decorating knowledge.
Your screen may not be displaying an accurate representation of the Wallpaper's true colour, if exact shades are important to your scheme we recommend you order a sample prior to purchasing.