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Prior to Installation:

Examine each roll to be sure the product is what was ordered. All rolls must have the same production number. Be sure to inspect each roll prior to cutting. Hang in sequence as cut from bolt.

No adjustment or claim will be considered once material has been cut. Carefully inspect the installation after

applying two strip/panels before proceeding. If, at any time during the installation, a discrepancy occurs,

stop. Contact the designer or Distributor before proceeding.

Avoid folding or creasing that may create markings on the product. Material should be installed as a reversed

hanging. Material comes with factory trimmed edge but may require additional edge table trimming due to

the heavy weight of each roll in transport. Make sure each roll is inspected carefully for possible transport

damage which is out of our control and can be expected with today’s freight quality service. If goods are

received damaged during transit, you must make a claim to the freight company immediately.

Wall Preparation:

Remove all old wallcoverings, clean substrate to be free of mold and mildew, dust, dirt, oily coatings, water based

paint, or other compounds preventing adhesive bond or impairing performance of installed materials. In high humidity

areas, the Zinsser Vapor Permeable system is recommended. Do not install wallcoverings over oil-based wood stains

or felt-tip pen markings without proper substrate preparation. If working around switch plates turn off electricity. If a

painted surface is found to be unsound, the paint will have to be removed, fill cracks with patching compound, sand

off any bumps to a smooth finish. Always apply pre-wallcovering primer prior to installation and it is

recommended to tint the primer to the same color as wallcovering in case of open seams, it will hide better

when dark colors are to be installed.

Important Notes for Application

Trim wallcovering on the table, not on the wall.

Trim and cut the wallcovering from back with a paper hanger’s straight edge and new single edge razor blade

for each cut, make sure you cut the backing material all the way through but not cutting beads on front. “DO


IT WILL GIVE YOU A FUZZY EDGE AND MAKE THE SEAM LOOK BAD ”. Once the backing material is cut the

selvage or excess can then be discarded. Due to our flexible backing the edge of material meeting up can be

tapped close together for a good closed seam. Use a template in situations of tight corners/crown moldings.

Transfer the perfect fitted template on to the back side of material and cut accordingly, bring the cut material

to the wall and check that the template worked and will give the best appearance of the corner prior to

application of adhesive and final installation of material.


Do not use a pasting machine.

Apply professional grade pre-mixed Extra Strength Clear adhesive to the wall and let tack up prior to

installation. A rubber or wooden seam roller is recommended for the seams. Small gaps at seams shall be closed

up with the seam roller since the backing is flexible. Be careful not to get any adhesive on the face of material it will

be hard to clean after it is dry, so extra care should be taken when butting the seams up. Seams could be visible and

placement of seams and joints should be worked into the architecture layout of each strip for best appearance.

After installing a maximum of two panels, inspect carefully. If not satisfactory, discontinue and contact your local

distributor/representative immediately. The manufacturer or distributor assumes no responsibility for installation

beyond two panels, and will not be held responsible for labor under any circumstances.


Surface of wallcovering can be wiped with a cloth dampened with a clear glass cleaner. The non-woven backing for

this wallcovering is highly flexible and can be installed on both inside and outside corners.