Assembling of wall murals
To hang wall murals you don’t need special skills and specific instruments. Assembling of wall murals differs little from assembling of ordinary wallpapers. Prepare instruments, adhesive and walls and then start to hang wall murals.
High-quality wall murals
Core features of professional wall murals:
- high density of material (300 g/m²);
- edge-to-edge hanging;
- the most exact matching of joints of an image laid on and a strip relief.
Wall murals should be installed on a prepared dry and firm surface. It must meet the following requirements:
- the wall should be puttied with gypsum putty. Latex and acrylic putties are not appropriate;
- treatment with deeply extending prime coat.
Remember that it is impossible to hang wall murals on a painted surface and old wallpapers.
Recommended air temperature for the adhesive, surface intended for wallpapers and premise is from +15 to +25 °C, relative air humidity is not more than 80%. Avoid draughts during the process of wall murals hanging and drying.
When working with wall murals you will need:
- an applicator roll to lay adhesive on the very wall murals and a brush to lay adhesive on the wall;
- a wallpaper plastic palette-knife with the round dull edge for smoothing of wall murals;
- rigid plastic roller for rolling of edges and joints;
- clean wet sponge to remove excess adhesive.
Additionally keep close at hand: a ladder, a level and a plumb bob, a pencil, a metal ruler (around 1 m length) and a tape-measure, a wallpaper knife, scissors, and a towel for hands.
Hanging of wall murals
Before hanging put the photo wallpaper strips in the order in accordance with the layout.
Using a plumb bob or a level mark a vertical on the surface intended for wallpapers. Based on the size of one strip of wall murals and using a tape-measure mark an approximate place of a joint of the strips. Later it will help you to lay adhesive on the wall exactly across the width of the strip with a little overlap to the place of hanging of the next one.
Adhesive should be laid on the wall and wallpapers accurately with the use of a roller with fine pile. Avoid applying of great amount of adhesive and contact of adhesive to the front side of wall murals. Hang wallpapers right after you have laid adhesive on wall murals! Hang wall murals edge-to-edge. Avoid bends and creases on the strip.
Smooth strips of wall murals with a plastic palette-knife.
Roll the joints together very accurately using a roller (a roller for joints). Wipe the roller with a dry duster as often as possible to remove excess adhesive from its surface. When jointing put the strip so that the images on wall murals match together. Avoid contact of adhesive with the front side of wall murals. If it none the less has happened then it is not allowed to rub this place with a duster because the front side of wall murals can be damaged. Just wash off excess adhesive using a wet sponge and avoiding excessive rubbing.
Selection of adhesive
Selecting adhesive for wall murals take into consideration high density of photo wallpaper material (300 g/m²). To hang high-quality wall murals you need adhesive for fiberglass wallpapers, exclusive and heavy vinyl coating on paper or fabric substrate.
“Wall murals World”™ recommends Casco Lentus, Metylan Ovalit T dispersive adhesive or any other one with the same characteristics. Purchase ready-to-use adhesive. It should include PVAC and starch as compounds.
It is not allowed using adhesive in a form of dry mixtures because it doesn’t contain PVAC.
• Don’t use dusters and metal palette-knifes for smoothing of wall murals. They can damage the sheet.
• Remove excess adhesive using a wet sponge! A duster doesn’t fit for these purposes because the adhesive contains PVAC as a component and you should wash it off in literal sense, but not dry! Wall murals are moisture resistant, and they don’t fear moisture for that reason.