Silk Wallcovering Information and Installation Advice
- We strongly recommend that you use a professional fabric wallpaper hanger with plenty of experience of hanging silk wall coverings.
- As silk is a natural fibre there may be irregularities and variations which will be especially visible as the fabric is laid flat.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check the panel thoroughly prior to installation.
- 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.
- 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
- All walls should be lined with a heavy grade paper.
- Paste the surface with an undiluted ready-mixed PVA wallcovering adhesive, eg Albanyred top, Solvite red top or Bartoline pre mixed heavy duty paste.
- 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
A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive – specifically for paste the wall non-woven papers should be used.
Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.
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.