Mounting non-woven Cole and Son wallpapers is not that complicated. Just follow these steps.
- Make sure your Cole and Son wallpaper is non-woven. This is the first thing you need to do. You don’t want to go over this article only to find out that you can’t apply what you learned right? Look for the label that says “NON-WOVEN WALLCOVERING.” If you can’t find the label—or any label at all—get in touch with your seller.
- Check the quality of your wallpaper. Are the rolls damaged in any way? Are the batch reference and product code the same for each roll of the same kind? Do their patterns and color match? Are they free of any visible faults? If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you may need to call your retailer.
- Prepare your tools. You need the following:
• floor protection (e.g., dust sheet)
• paste (the kind designed for wallpaper mounting)
• paste roller or brush
• snap off blade or sharp knife
• plastic smoother or smoothing brush
• soft cloth
• clean sponge
• bucket of water
• tape measure or metal ruler
• laser level or plumb bob
- Prepare your walls. No, you can’t just slap the wallpaper on your walls and expect everything to look nifty. You need to prepare your walls.
Start by filling up all the holes and repairing the damages (if there are any). Use lining paper to smooth out slight imperfection. Give painted walls a rub down to remove soil and grease. Glossy paint must be rubbed off with sandpaper. Remove the socket covers and faceplates of the all the relevant walls. Also, keep in mind that you can’t mount non-woven wallpaper on un-primed and/or new plaster walls.
- Consider the “match” label on your wallpapers. It’ll help you ensure seamless edges when you hang them up. There are three kinds:
• the Straight Match label, which indicates that the pattern matches the edge of the next drop seamlessly
• the Random Match label, which indicates that the wallpaper can be matched edge to edge at any point
• the Half Drop label, which indicates that the wallpaper must be mounted on top of the second drop to create a diagonal effect pattern
Other wallpaper types, like the Lee jofa fabric, also use these signs. So, pay attention to them.
- Don’t start in the middle. Begin in the most inconspicuous corner of your target wall like the corner or behind a door or piece of furniture. Since you’re still getting the hang of the process, the chances of committing mistakes are high at the beginning. So, start somewhere unobtrusive.
- Make sure the first strip or drop of wallpaper is straight and level. It’s crucial that your first application is level in every wall. Otherwise, you’ll have pattern and mounting issues later. So, don’t be hasty. Use your measuring and leveling tools. Don’t cut your wallpaper unless your 100% sure it’s positioned perfectly.
- Apply paste once you’ve accomplished your first drop. Stir the paste first to get rid of lumps before you apply it. Don’t be stingy. Apply the paste evenly and generously. Use a smoothing tool to remove creases and even out the paper.
- Wash off excess paint with a damp sponge or cloth and water. Be gentle. You don’t want to peel off or damage your work by going overboard with the H20 right? Don’t give the paste the chance to dry on the surface.
- Cut excess paper off with a knife. Using the scissors would be a bit difficult if the paper is already stuck to the wall. So, use your knife instead. Be careful not to damage the wallpaper or leave jagged edges.
Hang your non-woven Cole and Son wallpapers like a pro. Follow these instructions! If you have any questions about the wallpaper mounting process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your retailer.