In order to make the very most of your new Cole & Son wallpaper, we recommend you or your decorator read the steps below before hanging your chosen design.

Before hanging your wallpaper, check that rolls are undamaged, that the product code and batch reference are the same for each roll and that all colours match.

hanging instructions

Please check which way up the design should be and if in doubt, speak with your retailer or search for the product code via the search bar to view images online.

Tools you’ll need to hang our non-woven wallpapers:

You will need the following:
  • Paste (we recommend using Cole & Son ready mixed tub paste)
  • Dust sheet or floor protection
  • Paste brush or roller
  • Sharp knife or snap off blade
  • Plumb bob or laser level
  • Clean sponge and bucket of clean water
  • Smoothing brush or plastic smoother
  • Tape measure
  • Straight edge or metal ruler
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Soft cloth
  • Felt or soft roller
  • Ladder
  • Artist’s chalk or pastel; to prevent white edges showing at the seams, dark coloured wallpapers may need their edges colouring with a slightly lighter chalk or pastel

Your walls:

To ensure a perfect finish, walls should be prepared correctly; all holes should be filled, walls should be smooth, dry and cleared of any debris. Walls must be primed and if necessary cross line with lining paper. Lining paper helps to even out slight imperfections acting as a base for your wallpaper. Turn off the power and remove all faceplates and socket covers.

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

Foil background designs can be damaged if high levels of alkaline are present in the walls. If in doubt, prepare the walls with an alkaline resistant primer before hanging. We recommend lining walls where highly metallic papers are being installed. If lining paper is being installed it should always be hung horizontally, following manufacturer’s instructions, and be allowed to dry completely.

See hanging instructions for:

hanging image

Flock wallcovering instructions - coming soon

hanging image

Silk wallcovering covering instructions - coming soon

Please note:

It is the responsibility of the decorator to ensure the wallpaper is correct and, during hanging, to check there are no visible faults. No claim for hanging costs in excess of one roll will be accepted.

Check all wallpaper within 14 days of receipt; please notify your supplier of any faulty product. We cannot accept any responsibility after the wallpaper has been hung.

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

If you have any further queries, please contact your retailer or Client Service: – Telephone: +44 (0)208 442 8844