Walltastic Wall Murals require only a beginner level of DIY decorating skills. This makes them easy to apply and enable a feature wall to be created and a bedroom transformed in a few hours.

PLEASE NOTE: Some Walltastic murals require an overlap and some don’t. Please make sure you check the back of the box to see whether your mural comes with an overlap or not and read the correct instructions below.

IF YOUR MURAL DOESN’T HAVE AN OVERLAP

BEFORE YOU START

Your wallpaper mural comes in 12 panels. Walltastic make every effort to deliver a top quality product in perfect condition, by applying strict quality control procedures. Before applying paste, lay out your Walltastic mural to ensure that you are happy with the print and colour match and that it fits together correctly. If any defects are found please contact your supplier immediately. We do not offer exchanges or refunds once you have hung any part of your mural. Walltastic takes no responsibility for any damage caused to your mural after it has been delivered or during hanging.

INSTALLING THE PANELS

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the order of panel installation. Do not wait too long between installation of each panel or the panel designs will not line up correctly. Be prepared to proceed with each panel until the job is done before taking a break.

Since the placement of the first panel determines the overall look of the finished mural, take extra time and care to place it accurately. To mark the position of the first panel, draw vertical lines on the wall using a pencil, a level and a plumbline.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Select panel number 1

2. Lay panel face down on a flat surface. Apply the wallpaper paste evenly to the back of the panel allow the paste on all panels to soak for 1 – 2 minutes, do not lay the pasted sheets on top of each other and do not fold the pasted panel. It is very important to take extra care to make sure paste is applied to the edges. Try not to get paste on the printed side, hang the wallcovering without overlap. Apply the panel on to the wall using a soft cloth. Work from top to bottom and from centre to the edges.

3. Carefully remove excess paste from the front of the mural using a soft cloth. Too much rubbing or cleaning will remove the ink from the paper.

4. Repeat steps for panels 2 to 12, it is common for each panel of a wet mural to be 1.25cm larger than a dry mural as each panel expands once paste is applied.

5. Trim the excess edges carefully after the paper has dried.

IF YOUR MURAL HAS AN OVERLAP

BEFORE YOU START

Your wallpaper mural comes in 12 panels. We make every effort to deliver a top quality product in perfect condition, by applying strict quality control procedures. Before applying paste, lay out your Walltastic mural to ensure that you are happy with the print and colour match and that it fits together correctly – Please note all joining edges are printed with an approximate 6mm overlap. If any defects are found please contact your supplier immediately. We do not offer exchanges or refunds once you have hung any part of your mural. Walltastic takes no responsibility for any damage caused to your mural after it has been delivered or during hanging.

INSTALLING THE PANELS

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the order of panel installation. Do not wait too long between installation of each panel or the panel designs will not line up correctly. Be prepared to proceed with each panel until the job is done before taking a break.

Since the placement of the first panel determines the overall look of the finished mural, take extra time and care to place it accurately. To mark the position of the first panel, draw vertical lines on the wall using a pencil, a level and a plumb line.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Select panel number 1

2. Lay panel face down on a flat surface. Apply the wallpaper paste evenly to the back of the panel, allow the paste to soak for 1 – 2 minutes, do not lay the pasted sheets on top of each other and do not fold the pasted panel. It is very important to take extra care to make sure paste is applied to the edges. Try not to get paste on the printed side, apply the panel on to the wall using a soft cloth. Work from top to bottom and from left to right taking extra care not to overwork each panel. If one of the panels gets too wet or overworked by repositioning, it will stretch and make lining up the pattern most difficult.

3. Carefully remove excess paste from the front of the mural using a soft cloth. Too much rubbing or cleaning will remove the ink from the paper.

4. Repeat steps for panels 2 to 12, following the printed guidelines on each panel overlap all joining edges by approximately 6mm, this prevents the seams from showing after they dry.  It is common for each panel of a wet mural to be 1.25cm larger than a dry panel of the mural as each  panel expands once paste is applied.

5. Trim the excess edges carefully after the paper has dried.

FAQ’S

I have put up the top 6 panels. Why are the bottom 6 panels smaller?

When you received your Walltastic mural all 12 panels were the same size, paste has been applied to the top 6 panels which have now expanded and once paste is applied to the bottom 6 panels these will expand too and match the top panels which you have already installed.

Why do I get air bubbles and creases in my wallpaper, even when I’ve smoothed it out?

Bubbles can be caused by uneven smoothing, to avoid the risk of this type of air bubbles it’s best to smooth the first stroke down the centre of the panel and smooth outwards from here. If you are still hanging the wallpaper and can see a bubble forming, simply lift the wallpaper just beyond the bubble & re-smooth over. If a bubble is identified after drying it is likely to be worsened by pricking or slicing with a needle or knife, as when attempting to smooth over, the slightly stretched section of wallpaper may not shrink back and as a result will cause creasing. Another cause of bubbles is if not enough paste has been used.

Why do wallpapers sometimes shrink at the edges, leaving white lines?

Shrinking occurs when the wallpaper does not adhere sufficiently to the wall before the wallpaper paste dries. Most wallpapers expand when paste is applied. If the wallpaper is not adhered to the wall properly or if it is over-stretched the wallpaper will start to shrink back as it dries.

Why have the panels shrunk back at the edges and the pattern no longer aligns?

Shrinking occurs when the wallpaper does not adhere sufficiently to the wall before the wallpaper paste dries. Most wallpapers expand when paste is applied. If the wallpaper is not adhered to the wall properly or if it is over-stretched the wallpaper will start to shrink back as it dries.