We recommend consulting your installer to ensure enough paper is ordered for your project. You may also contact us via email for an estimate. Please have your measurements ready in feet and inches. To get a general idea of how many rolls you need, use the formulas below.Run Numbers
It is very important to order the accurate number of rolls, as colors might vary between runs. Our products are produced in small runs and we can not guarantee a 100% color match between each run. If your calculations are on the cusp, or if you are unsure of quantities, it's best to order an extra roll. If you do end up needing to order more wallpaper from a certain run and lot number, please put that information in your order notes box during checkout.Measuring Wallpaper: Feet & Inches
We highly urge you to consult your installer to ensure enough paper is ordered for your project. You may also contact us directly via email for an estimate. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Make your measurements are in feet and round off to the next half foot or foot. Measure the wall height from the floor to the ceiling, excluding any baseboards or moldings. Then measure the length of the wall without deducting for windows or doors (this will leave you extra wallpaper in case you may need it). Multiply the two measurements to find the surface area of the wall.
Single rolls are 15 feet long x 27"wide with a half inch overlap on either side making the roll 28" wide in total. 1 roll in theory covers about 30 square feet, but 1 roll will only cover 1 drop on a standard 8 foot wall [about 16 square feet] due to the aligning of the repeat. To find the number of rolls needed, multiply the height and the width of the wall by rounding up each length to the nearest foot. Then divide by 30. For Example, a wall that is 10 feet 6 inches high by 9 feet 4 inches long. Round up and multiply 11 feet by 10 feet to get 110 square feet. Divide 110 by 30 and you will get 3.6. Round to 4 and add an 1 extra to get 5 rolls.
If the number divides out to be .5 or above, you will need to add one more roll on to be safe. If you were to get 3.4, 4 rolls would be enough, but if you get 3.5 to 4.4, you will need 5 rolls.
As the number of rolls increases beyond 10, you should factor in at least 5 – 10% for install error, as well as to have matching wallpaper [from the same run!] should panels become damaged over time and need replacing. Your installer is the best person to consult for ordering properly.Measuring Wallpaper: Meters
We strongly suggest consulting your installer to ensure enough paper is ordered for your project. You may also contact us directly via email or phone for an estimate.
1.) Measure the wall in meters, rounding up to the nearest 1/2 meter. For example, 4.3 meters should round to 4.5 meters.
2.) Multiply the length of the wall by the height of the wall to get the area; do not subtract for windows, doors etc.
3.) Divide by 2.75. For numbers x.01 – x.4, round up to next whole number. For example, if you get 4.3, you need 5 rolls. For numbers x.5 – x.99, round up and add one. For example, if you get 4.5, you need 6 rolls. This is to account for the vertical design match which is typically around 1 meter tall and the pattern must match side to side.
EXAMPLE: Say the wall is 4.3 x 5.7 meters. Write down 4.5 x 6 = 27. Divide 27/2.75 = 9.8. For this you would need 11 rolls. *We will most likely ship 5 double rolls and 1 single roll.
As the number of rolls increases beyond 10, you should factor in at least 5 – 10% for install error, as well as to have matching wallpaper [from the same run!] should panels become damaged over time and need replacing. Your installer is the best person to consult for ordering properly.
Installation Instructions: Technical Information for All Wallcovering Types, Please Read Carefully
The highest quality craftsmanship has been employed in the production of the designs in this hand printed portfolio, and our product is carefully inspected before shipment. Final inspection and approval, however, is the responsibility of the customer. Before opening the first roll, customer must verify that the pattern, color and product type are correct.
Customer is responsible for inspecting the merchandise for defects and other concerns or issues before installation. In the event a defect is found after installation has begun, stop immediately. Do not continue to install defective material. Under no circumstances should more than three strips be hung.
Installing Standard Clay & Durable wallpaper Type 2
We recommend that a professional experienced in paper hanging install all wallpaper. We cannot be held responsible for improperly hung paper. Labor claims will not be honored in any way.
Please note that mylar, metallics and pearl papers can be scratched or dulled by wallpaper smoothing tools. To avoid damage, wrap tools in chamois, lubricate tools with glue, or smooth paper by hand.
Upon unwrapping your wallpaper there may be a slight odor. The inks are cured inert solids and have all been tested and are safe per OSHA standards. The odor will quickly dissipate during or after hanging. We recommend ventilating the room well after hanging both to speed drying and to allow the odor to dissipate more quickly.
Please contact us for additional recommendations regarding specific hanging situations.
DIY Installation of Renter Friendly Removable and Peel and Stick Wallpapers
Watch this video first then read the following instructions:
After wall is clean and prepped for installation, place the wallpaper face down on a table or floor and peel back the first 6 inches of the backing paper and make a fold. Then, hold the wallpaper by its top corners and stick to desired area of the wall. Level the side of the wallpaper and peel off the wall and reapply until wallpaper is level.
Next you begin applying the wallpaper. Peel back about 10-15 inches of the backing paper and begin by applying pressure on the squeegee moving it from center out to the left and to the right sides while angling the squeegee at a 45 degree angle the direction you are applying. Repeat this step until the backing paper is fully removed the the wallpaper panel is applied to the wall.
Next, align the new panel with the previously installed panel. Again, begin the process by removing the first 6 inches of backing paper and folding. Then, tack the new panel on the wall next to the previous installed panel so it falls next to it on the wall. Instead of leveling this panel, this time you align the repeat in the prints to each other before applying. There will be either a 1/4" or 1/2" overlap. Once the new panel is aligned with the installed panel begin applying it to the wall using the same center out technique. Repeat this last step until the wallpaper is installed.
Using a utility knife, or box cutter, trim the installed wallpaper along your baseboards and edges of your wall. Be careful not to press too hard and damage your wall by cutting beyond the wallpaper.
Prior to hanging, wall must be clean, dry, smooth without any old wallcovering, mildew or grease marks. Special attention should be given to removing all old paste, spackling holes, sanding down bumps and removing electrical coverings. If surface is not smooth, you will need to size the wall and/or apply wallpaper liner paper which may require primer in advance depending upon product used. Walls should be primed with a product that is compatible with the adhesive before hanging wallcovering for better installation and easier removal. Do not apply directly over latex or water based paints without first priming the wall.
Adhesive: Do not thin with water
We recommend a good quality, clear, pre-mixed vinyl adhesive, such as Roman Adhesive PRO-880. Wash adhesive completely from surface of wallpaper immediately after each strip is hung. Any adhesive left on the face of the wallcovering may damage the surface-printed inks and cause them to flake. If a lining paper is used, hang only with a thin solution of the same ready-mixed adhesive. There is NO guarantee against mildewing, fading or oxidizing.
Special Notes for Hanging
Paste, “book” (fold pasted sides together), roll each sheet, and let stand for 3 – 5 minutes. This will keep the seams from opening up and drying out while the paper is relaxing. Match paper on the wall at eye level. Paper is meant to be trimmed on wall, use level and make sure strips are cut to allow at least one inch of overage at top, bottom, and sides of wall for trimming. Clean with warm water and a sponge, taking care to remove all excess paste from the surface of paper and wall. Rinse thoroughly a second time with clean warm water.
Installing Contract Non DIY Peel and Stick Wallpapers
Professional Installation is required for commercial wallcovering. These products are shipped with a bleed (overlap) that must be trimmed on the wall. Consult with your contractor or installer for more information.
Special notes for Installing Murals & Consecutive Panels for All Wallpaper Types
This wallpaper ships on a continuous bolt or bolts labeled bolt 1, 2, 3 etc. For best results, cut and hang each panel in the order that they come off the bolt. Inspect the panels and make sure they appear to match up in consecutive order to provide the most consistent color from panel to panel. Work in one direction around the room, with the first and last panels from the bolt meeting in a corner, doorway, etc. - rather than on a flat wall. Standard and Durable wallpaper: Use trim marks provided to trim excess from edges of paper.