Installation instructions

Silk Wallcovering Information and Installation Advice 

Advice to the Client for Single non repeating panels and panels with side repeats
  1. We strongly recommend that you use a professional fabric wallpaper hanger with plenty of experience of hanging silk wall coverings.
  2. As silk is a natural fibre there may be irregularities and variations which will be especially visible as the fabric is laid flat.
  3. Fabrics with visible horizontal lines may become distorted when paperbacked and the manufacturer cannot guarantee totally straight lines tor exact matching at the sides. This is due to the fabric being put under tension during the paper backing process.
  4. Before hanging, check that you are happy with the panel or panels. Side matches of the pattern may vary slightly. This is the unique nature of the hand painted artwork.  English Decoratives do not accept returns but will discuss any queries or concerns and offer a solution if necessary.
Advice for the professional paper hanger. 
  1. Check the panel thoroughly prior to installation.
  2. The panel will have approximately 3-8cm allowance on all sides for trimming and handling purposes. Each corner will have a fine pencil line cross for fitting and cutting purposes. A sharp scalpel blade/knife and safety ruler is recommended for cutting.
  3. Prepare the surface prior to papering. Surfaces should be dry, smooth and flat. Do not expect the wallpaper to improve an imperfect surface by hiding defects because it is unlikely to do so
  4. All walls should be lined with a heavy grade paper.
  5. Paste the surface with an undiluted ready-mixed PVA wallcovering adhesive, eg Albanyred top, Solvite red top or Bartoline pre mixed heavy duty paste.
  6. Gently apply taking care not to put adhesive or water on to the face of the wallcovering.
    Note – the silk is easily marked even with water.
Do not use any cleaning products or water, just occasionally lightly dust with feather or very soft brush.

English Decoratives Chinoiserie printed wallpaper Wallcovering Hanging Instructions and Care

Please read these instructions carefully before hanging this wallcovering. It is advisable that a professional decorator is used.
Walls should be dry, clean and even.
-Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.
-Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.
-For best results we recommend that walls are cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion.
Lining should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wallcovering.
Pasting and Hanging
This is a paste the wall product. The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering.

A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive – specifically for paste the wall non-woven papers should be used.

Paste should be evenly applied to the wall to hang one length at a time, to an area slightly wider than width of the paper.
Butt joints and use a decorators brush to smooth down the wallcovering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.

Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.

No paste should be allowed to come into contact with the surface and hands should be kept clean and dry whilst hanging the wallcovering.
Paste will damage the surface. The company cannot accept responsibility for marks or damage caused by paste.

Should any paste have been allowed to come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly sponged whilst still moist, using a clean damp sponge.

Caring for your wallpaper
Wallcoverings should be cleaned by dusting with a clean dry brush or by brush accessory on a vacuum cleaner.
English Decoratives and the manufacturers have supplied this information in good faith, but without guarantee. Site conditions are beyond our control. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the environment is suitable for the wallcovering.