Hanging Instructions

Before hanging check that rolls are undamaged, that the product code, batch and letters are the same for each roll of the design and that all colours match. Full instructions for hanging are also enclosed in every roll of paper. Before hanging wallpaper inspect the wallcovering for defects and shading. Ensure the walls are correctly prepared. For absorbent surfaces use a recommended primer sealer, always following the manufacturers instructions. Lining paper should always be hung horizontally using a recommended adhesive and allowed to dry completely. Ensure that the correct Cole & Son paste is used. No claim for hanging costs will be allowed for goods in excess of one roll.

 Please note you will need to check which paper you are hanging before you follow these instructions. If the label states "NON-WOVEN WALLCOVERING" please follow the instructions for non-woven wallcovering. Otherwise you will need to follow the instructions marked for standard wallcovering. If you are at all unsure please call customer services.

Advice for paperhangers non-woven wallcovering prepare the walls:

  • After preparing the walls line them with the appropriate grade of lining paper.
  • If high levels of alkaline are present in the walls this may affect foil papers.  If in doubt prepare the walls with an alkaline resistant primer.

Paste:

  • We recommend using a traditional style, starch based, ready mixed tub paste for all wallcoverings. Recomended: Our own Cole and Son paste, Halls Beeline (yellow lid), Mura Bond Light or Brewers Albany Paste (light)
  • PVA or PVC type adhesives are not suitable for our wallpaper as they may cause surface staining or adhesion problems.
  • Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints. Paste should not come into contact with the printed side of the paper.
  • The walls should be pasted not the wallpaper.
  • Use a felt roller for smoothing.

Hanging cole & son wallpaper:

  • Only cut and hang 1 length at a time.
  • Check which way up the design is before hanging.
  • Do not crease the paper when folding lengths. 
  • Trim tops and bottoms of lengths with paperhangers shears or a sharp knife and a straight edge.
  • Joins should be tightly butted and never overlap. 
  • Any paste squeezed through the joins should be immediately wiped away with a damp, clean soft cloth.
  • Dark coloured wallpaper may need the edges coloured with a slightly lighter shade of chalk or pastel to prevent white edges showing.
  • Where wallpaper rolls are numbered the hanging should be done in sequence. 
  • Jaspé or Stipple designs should be reverse hung with alternate lengths in sequence.

Warning

  • It is the responsibility of the decorator to check that this wallpaper is correct.
  • Some wallpapers may be damaged by moisture on the surface.
  • Check all wallpapers within 14 days of delivery and contact your supplier immediately or after 3 lengths have been hung if there is a problem.  We cannot accept responsibility for wallpaper hung after 3 lengths.

This information has been supplied in good faith but without guarantee and site conditions are beyond our control.

Advice for paperhangers standard wallcovering prepare the walls:

  • After preparing the walls line them with the appropriate grade of lining paper.

Paste:

  • We recommend using a traditional style, starch based, ready mixed tub paste for all wallcoverings.
  • PVA or PVC type adhesives are not suitable for our wallpaper as they may cause surface staining or adhesion problems.
  • Edges should be well pasted to ensure neat joints, but avoid squeezing paste out of the joints.
  • Paste should not come into contact with the printed side of the paper.
  • Allow sufficient soaking time for the paper to become supple, under-soaking may create bubbling. 
  • Use a felt roller for smoothing.

Hanging Cole & Son wallpaper:

  • Only cut and hang 1 length at a time.
  • Check which way up the design is before hanging.
  • Do not crease the paper when folding lengths. 
  • Trim tops and bottoms of lengths with paperhangers shears or a sharp knife and a straight edge.
  • Joints should be tightly butted and never overlap. 
  • Dark coloured wallpaper may need the edges coloured with a slightly lighter shade of chalk or pastel to prevent white edges showing prior to hanging.
  • Where wallpaper rolls are numbered the hanging should be done in sequence. 
  • Jaspé or Stipple designs should be reverse hung with alternate lengths in sequence.
  • Soaking time depends on site conditions.

Warning

  • It is the responsibility of the decorator to check that this wallpaper is correct.
  • Some wallpapers may be damaged by moisture on the surface.
  • Check all wallpapers within 14 days of delivery and contact your supplier immediately or after 3 lengths have been hung if there is a problem.  We cannot accept responsibility for wallpaper hung after 3 lengths.

This information has been supplied in good faith but without guarantee and site conditions are beyond our control.

Hanging Instructions for the Caledonia collection

A – Inspection Process
This natural hand crafted wallpaper should only be installed by an experienced professional decorator.

Upon receipt of goods fully inspect all rolls to ensure that you have received the correct items. Check for possible colour variations and other technical imperfections prior to cutting any rolls or hanging any wallpaper.

Do not cut or hang any material until you have fully read the hanging instructions and undertaken a thorough inspection of the goods.

No claims will be allowed for material costs after the hanging of more than three drops. Absolutely no claims will be accepted for labour or other consequential losses.

B – Wallcovering Installation

Wall Preparation
Carefully prepare the wall before hanging, if necessary the walls should be lined.

The wall should be smooth solid dry and clean.

Remove any dark stains or patches on the wall to ensure that the wall is evenly coloured.

Do not hang over glossy or non porous areas. Painted walls should be rubbed down to remove grease or soiling and glossy paint should be rubbed down with suitable sandpaper.

Pre paste porous wall surfaces such as plasterboard or chipboard. Never hang over new plaster or un-primed wall areas.

Grasscloth’s and Paper Weaves have good permeability however if moisture sources are not eliminated at the origin, no surface material applied to walls will prevent moisture accumulation.

Preparation of lengths (colour and batch sequence)
As you work through the rolls, all lengths need to be cut numbered and hung in sequence of drops, rolls and batches to ensure as even an application of colour and texture as possible on the wall

Check each roll for variances and test shades on opposite walls. Plan your installation by laying out the drops.

You may choose to reverse hang alternate lengths as this can sometimes achieve a more even spread of colour across the full wall. Hang the lengths in the planned sequence.

Measure and cut three drops. Ensure all lengths are cut to size leaving approximately 5-7.5cms for trimming at the top and bottom of each strip. Paste trim and hang one strip at a time.

For the HAMILTON design, the wallcovering must be dry table trimmed to remove the selvedge. DO NOT OVERLAP AND SPLICE.

Adhesive Application
All products should be hung using a high quality non-staining pre-mixed adhesive. Cole & Son recommends the use of the Cole & Son ready mixed tub paste, or an equivalent, for all of these papers except HAMILTON. For the HAMILTON design you must use a quality grade of heavy-duty premixed clear vinyl adhesive with a low water content. Do not dilute. 

Apply the paste to the back of the wallcovering using as light an application as possible to ensure a good adhesion to the wall.

Ensure that the adhesive is applied to the edges to avoid open seams and that it is not applied too thickly. Do not soak the material excessively so that it becomes too wet. Soaking time should be kept to between 5 and 10 minutes.

Fold both ends paste side in towards the centre of the drop to stop the paste from drying during soaking. Take special care not to crease the paper while folding and loosely roll up the lengths so that creases are not visible after installation

(For HAMILTON the soaking time should be extended to at least 20 minutes. Additionally, if required, pre-paste the wall and allow the wall to become tacky before applying the wallcovering). 

C. Hanging Procedure
Draw a straight vertical plumb line from the ceiling to the skirting board.

Take your pasted and soaked first drop and unfold the top half of the drop and apply to the wall. Slide the paper into position so that it touches the vertical plumb line.

Using a soft clean wallpaper brush or a felt roller gently press the strip against the wall. After positioning the top half of the strip, carefully unfold the bottom half and smooth the whole strip into place, from the top down and from the centre outward, forcing out any air pockets.

Avoid getting any paste on the surface of the material whilst smoothing the wallpaper.

Clean excess paste with a clean dry cloth or sponge. Do not use a seam roller.

Remove the excess paper top and bottom with a razor knife.

Ensure that the first strip is straight. This will help determine the success of the installation. It is important to wait until the first drop is completely dry to check the result prior to proceeding with the next drops.

Hang all subsequent strips the same way and in sequence of lengths rolls and batch.

For the HAMILTON wallcovering only, apply the material to the wall using a soft brush, plastic smoother, or, drywall blade wrapped with a soft cloth. When smoothing, work from the centre out to the edges. To avoid trapping air bubbles, use an oval seam roller to butt seams. Wash smoothing brush and seam roller often as an accumulation of paste on tools may mark or scratch the material. Completely clean adhesive off the surface after each strip is hung. Wash seams with a damp sponge and clean warm water. Change rinse water often. Any adhesive left on the surface can cause flaking. Dry carefully with a soft cloth or chamois.

Notes
Please be aware that this is a handcrafted product containing natural materials and variations in vertical and horizontal weave and shade are normal characteristics of such wallpapers.

The above instructions are provided in good faith and individual site conditions are beyond our control.