Hanging Non-Woven Based Vinyl Wallcoverings (VIP Class & VIP Line Collections)

A person has a constant desire for improvements and changing his or her living environment. This has become much easier with our new wallpaper  collection   V.I.P. Class.

V.I.P. Class collection features vinyl wallpapers on a non-woven base and presents you a new generation of interior finishing materials. These wallpapers are manufactured by applying expanded vinyl to a non-woven base material. This is an ideal option for quick renovation. Traditional wallpapering makes the way for a new improved method quick wallpapering not requiring first-time painting. You will also get no problems if you decide to change your interior once again.  

Non-woven base web is a paper-like material with a smooth surface, it comprises synthetic and cellulose fiber.

Non-woven based wallpaper possesses the best properties of modern wallpaper, among which the following features should be mentioned:

-         Stable surface texture, high wear and abrasion resistance;

-         Wallpaper of this type can mask cracks and prevent deterioration of the walls and crack formation;

-         This wallpaper is strippable and doesnt require soaking it peels cleanly from the wall in a dry state;

-         Paste is applied to the wall, the wallpaper is hung in a dry state and you dont need to waste time for soaking and pasting wallpaper; moreover this wallpaper doesnt stretch or shrink;

-         Due to the roll width of 1.06 m youll get half as much joints than with standard 0.53 m wide wallpaper;

-         Minimum space requirements for work as the prepared wallpaper is unwound and smoothed over straight on the wall;

-         Less dirt and rubbish: youll need less paste as only walls are pasted;

-         Good colour fastness to light;

-         Its possible to wash this wallpaper with a soft sponge and soap solution;

-         The material is breathable just like paper wallcoverings;

-         You can repaint this wallpaper many times or just refresh paint in the most contaminated places.

Non-woven based wallcoverings are produced from environmentally friendly raw materials and meet the highest health and safety requirements. Non-woven vinyl wallcoverings are an excellent finishing material for walls and ceilings and are widely used in office and home interiors.    

Rolls number calculation               

Consider the roll size given on the label when buying wallcoverings from the V.I.P. Class collection. All rolls have standard European sizes, the roll width being 1.06 m and roll length 10.05 or 25.00 m.

It is advisable to measure the perimeter of the room before buying wallpaper. The table given below factors in the average number of doors and windows in a room and may be very helpful to define how many wallpaper rolls you need. 

Roll dimensions: 1.06m x 10.05m = 10.65 m2  (+/- 2%)


Perimeter, m 6 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Wall height 2.0-2.4 m 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8
Wall height 2.4-3.3 m 2 4 4 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 10

Roll dimensions: 1.06m x 25m = 26.50 m2  (+/- 2%)

 Perimeter, m 10 12 15 18 22 28
Wall height 2.0-2.4 m 1 2 2 3 3 4
Wall height 2.4-3.3 m 2 2 3 3 4 5

 

Wallpaper Hanging Tips

Tools

You will need some tools for wallpapering. You do not need to have any special skills or equipment, but you wont be able to renew your interior without these tools.

1. Bucket
2. Wide taping knife
3. Sponge, cleaning cloth
4. Sharp knife
5. Pencil
6. Brush or rubber roller for the smoothing wallpaper
7. Plumbline
8. Scissors
 
9. Meter-stick or
tape measure
10. Brush for pasting
11. Working surface (pasting table)

Now lets pace to wallpapering steps.




Cutting wallpaper

Check if all rolls are of the same batch before you start wallpapering. Pay attention to colour and pattern they must match. To define the length of the strip add a 5-7 cm allowance to the wall height. Cut the wallpaper paying attention to the pattern match on the adjacent strips. Its recommended to unwind the wallpaper rolls in one direction and cut strips from 2-3 rolls simultaneously.

Preparing the Walls

You can apply wallpaper to practically any surface: plasterboard, old paint, plaster. However if the walls are covered with old wallpaper you must carefully remove it from the wall. If there are holes or cracks in the walls they must be repaired with filler and finished with plaster. Make sure that the walls are dry, sound and clean before you start wallpapering. To get a neutral surface colour use pigmented primer coats of relevant colours. For better results the previously prepared walls must be primed with adhesive.

Wallpapering

It is necessary to prepare the paste before wallpapering. It is advisable to use a specialized paste for non-woven wallcoverings. Mix the paste according to the manufacturers instructions. Then paste the wall with a paint roller. After that you can start wallpapering just pressing dry wallpaper strips to the wall. Start hanging wallpaper from the window that will help you mask the joints. Mark a vertical line on the wall using a plumbline and a pencil and position the first wallpaper length to correspond the line then you are sure to hang all other lengths straightly. Leave a 5 cm allowance for trimming along the ceiling and floor line. It will help you get an even edge. The strips must be joined butt to butt. Smooth the wallpaper over with a soft rubber roller in a herringbone pattern to remove the air bubbles, move the roller from the centre to the edges. The best tool for that would be a soft brush or a rubber roller. If necessary apply some more paste to the joints and carefully remove the extra paste with a sponge. After wallpapering maintain the same temperature in the room during the whole period of drying and avoid drafts. If your walls are uneven, place a thin paper strip under the joints.

Tricky areas

Corners

Dont try to hang a full width wallpaper around the corner or place a joint exactly in the corner. When measuring the width of a wallpaper strip add extra 2-5 cm to wrap around the corner. Start the next strip of paper in the corner, overlapping the 2-5 cm of paper from the last drop. Cut off the overlapping part of the upper strip.



Windows

Place the wallpaper in such a way that the strip covers the window. Make cuts at the upper and lower edge of the window and fold the wallpaper into the niche. Carefully trim off extra paper. The other side of the window is papered in the same way.




Doors

Dont try to paper the area around the door from both sides simultaneously you wont be able to match the pattern. Hang the wallpaper over the door trim the unnecessary material.   




Heating Batteries

There is no need to wallpaper the wall behind the batteries, you can just paint the wall with the same colour. But if you want to hang wallpaper behind the battery too, the easiest way would be to cut the wallpaper into the strips of 10 cm width. Push these strips through the battery rips and smooth them over with a roller with long holder. 


Borders

If you are going to use borders in your interior, the frieze and the wallpaper must be hung butt to butt.


Ceiling

Having marked the position of the first strip on the ceiling, begin wallpapering in the direction from light from the window to the rear wall. Its better to work in pairs: while one of you hangs and smoothes over the wallpaper strip the other holds the rest of the folded strip till it is completely hung.
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Sockets/switches

Turn off the electricity and screw off the cover. Hang wallpaper straight over the socket/switch. Carefully make a criss-cross cut on that place. Fold the wallpaper inside and put the cover back after the wallpaper has completely dried up.



Changing Colour

You can paint non-woven wallcoverings with different acrylic, water-based and latex paints. To do that you need a soft roller or an air-brush. Be free to create a daring design choosing any colour you like! Furthermore you can repaint these wallcoverings up to 10 times, so changing the interior is not a problem. Be sure to use only high quality paints this is the key to get a long lasting enjoyable result.