Installing a single-piece canvas wallpaper from Pattern and Picture is simple; no joins, no matching patterns, no problem!

To make things easy we have put together a complete installation kit for you to purchase which has all the tools you will need to do the job. Just select this as part of your order and it will be sent out on the same delivery. Same for the paste too!

Please bear in mind that if you use unsuitable tools or materials to install the artwork and it gets damaged we cannot be held responsible. If you need any advice please get in touch at hello@patternandpicture.com.

Just follow our simple installation steps below to create your biggest statement yet!

1. Always Prepared

A little bit of preparation goes a long way and will make sure your wall canvas looks its best for years to come. Follow these few simple steps to making your walls ready for the big day:

a). Remove any old wallpaper or wallcoverings, making sure to remove any residue with a damp sponge.

b). Fill any cracks, holes and dents with a good quality ready-mixed filler, following the instructions on the tub.

c). Flatten out all lumps, bumps and rough areas using sandpaper and/or a small scraping knife.

d). If your wall is a dark colour, different colours or just looking a bit tired, apply a fresh coat of white paint to give the wall canvas a good base. We recommend acrylic eggshell or vinyl silk emulsion.

2. Start Right

Paste the wall with a pre-mixed heavy-duty wallcovering paste. Use a paint roller for the large areas and a brush for the edges. 

3. Roll out the wallpaper

Starting at one side apply the canvas to the wall and roll out a short section, smoothing it out as you go with a felt-edged tool. Remember that the canvas is made with 5cm to spare on all sides to account for uneven walls, so start with 5cm hanging over on the edges.

4. NICE AND SMOOTH

When you are happy that the canvas is positioned properly slowly roll out the canvas along the length of the wall, smoothing as you progress. Any air bubbles should be worked out as you go along, but if needed the canvas can be lifted from the wall while the paste is still wet to reset and smooth a section.

5. CUTTING EDGE

Once you have reached the end of the wall trim the excess canvas. Do this carefully and remember that you can trim a bit more off, but you can’t add it back on. Also trim around any sockets and switches. Use the felt side of an edging tool to work out any last little bubbles and firmly smooth the outer area of the canvas, working towards the edges and squeezing out any excess paste.

5. Clean Getaway

Remove any excess paste with a damp sponge, discard any trimmings and recycle that postal tube before sitting back and admiring your new artwork (and handiwork).

If you have a problem or need advice, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us on +44 (0)333 577 5171 

Enjoy!

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