Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please send us feedback via our contact form. Alternatively, phone or visit us in store where our staff will be on hand to answer any queries you may have. To view our wallpaper calculation chart or for tips on how to hang wallpaper, download our handy tip sheet here.

Standard wallpaper is 10m / 33′ in length unless otherwise stated.

All wallpapers should be allowed to dry naturally in a well ventilated room. Drying times will vary depending on wall surface, adhesive, atmospheric conditions, etc. Any attempt to accelerate the drying process with heat may cause the wallpaper to dry out too quickly. This can result in shrink back (edges opening up).

The short answer is no. The whole thing is related to the number of processes the wallpaper passes through during manufacture (each process rewinds the roll in the opposite direction). Manufacturers will generally look to ensure that the paper comes off the roll top first but this cannot be guaranteed and must never be assumed to be the case. Always check before hanging.

The major difference between “paste the wall” and conventional wallpaper is in their construction. Paste the wall has additional man made fibres mixed in with the pulp blend that act like a mesh. This means that “paste the wall” papers are much stronger than normal and do not expand when paste is applied. Therefore there is no soaking time required before hanging and the paste can be applied directly to the wall instead of the paper creating less mess.

The pattern repeat is the distance measured before the same part of the design is reproduced on the wallpaper. However, the pattern match refers to the matching half of the design (assuming most wallpapers are trimmed through a motif to make hanging easier) falling in relation to the opposite side of the wallpaper.

This is where the lining paper is hung horizontally instead of vertically. It is recommended this way, firstly, to avoid the temptation to use a join as a plumb line starting point for hanging the wallpaper onto and, secondly, to avoid the possibility of a join being hung on top of another join. This is very hard to hide and may cause a problem.

Using lining paper helps to provide a good base to paper onto. It will result in a much better finish and so we would recommend always using it.

Generally most commercial wallpaper pastes are suitable for use with our wallpapers. If you are in any doubt always follow the advise given on the manufacturers label. We would also recommend that the same paste is used for both the lining paper and the wallpaper where possible.

We do not recommend it although it is possible if you are hanging over flat wallpaper, hanging over textured or vinyl paper will not be successful as the paper will not adhere properly. It is always better to strip the existing paper before proceeding

Deciding on a paint colour can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t need to be. A good starting to point is to think about the room you’re painting and how you want it to feel – colours can transform the atmosphere and mood of a space.  Whether you have an idea what you’re looking for or aren’t sure at all, our friendly team can work with you to help you find your perfect colour.  You can select paint from our extensive colour charts or we can tint to your ideal shade.

The amount of time it takes paint to dry can be affected by the type of paint and the conditions in the room such as temperature.  In normal conditions, interior wall paint will be touch dry within 2 hours.  You should aim to leave 2-4 hours between coats.

Firstly, measure the area to be painted (height x width) then check the coverage rate of the paint. Divide the surface area by the coverage rate, keeping in mind that you’ll likely be applying at least two coats of paint.  Our team can help you work out how much paint you require so you’re not left short!

This really depends on your desired appearance and the area you are painting. Rollers are ideal for larger areas such as walls and ceilings as they distribute more paint than brushes and leave a smooth uniform finish. If you paint a large area using paint brushes it can sometimes leave streaks and a less even surface. Rollers with a smooth surface will produce a smooth finish and fluffy rollers produce a more textured finish.  Paint brushes can be used for painting edges, trims and corners where it might be difficult to use a roller.

We recommend at least two coats to ensure an even finish and covering any imperfections. Occasionally a third coat is required if painting over a dark colour.

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