Wallpaper & Paste Guide

Wallpaper Guide

 

Wallpaper is an incredible way of instantly updating your décor and creating a show-stopping space.

With the amazing ranges of wallpaper now available, you are spoilt for choice and free to experiment with exciting designs! We have hand selected our favourite designs; from traditional styles to modern art-inspired murals, to Trompe L’Oeil and contemporary designs. Each wallpaper has been chosen for its beauty and will transform your interior into an inspiring space that is ready to impress.

Our Top Tips for purchasing wallpaper.

If you are using a professional decorator, always consult them on quantities required as they will more than likely know how much to order as well as advising you on the type of wallpaper that’s best suited to your walls. If you are doing it yourself and have never wallpapered before, we would recommend watching a YouTube tutorial before you start and investing in the following tools: scissors / sharp stanley knife, a pencil, a clean sponge, a roller or wallpaper brush, a scraper, trestle table and a spirit level.

 *MEASURING UP: A simple sum to estimate how many rolls of wallpaper you will need is to measure the width of each of your walls and divide by the width of the wallpaper you wish to order. This will give you the number of ‘drops’ required, which you can then multiply by the height of the room to give you the overall meterage required. We always recommend rounding up to allow for pattern repeats, mistakes or difficult areas to cover. If you don’t order enough rolls and later require more, the batches may be slightly different and colour variation may occur. Any unopened rolls can usually be returned to us, but please always check with our lovely customer services team before returning any unwanted rolls of wallpaper. A useful calculator can be found here.

*CHECK BEFORE YOU START: We would always advise you use the recommended paste for your wallpaper (see our guide below!) and check that all your rolls of wallpaper have the same batch number before starting to wallpaper as colours can vary slightly between batches.

*PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Always order a sample piece of wallpaper prior to placing your order to test the colour and see how it looks at different times of day and night. Consider the room use when choosing your wallpaper to make sure you select something suitable, such as washable wallpaper in a kitchen or wipe-able in a nursery!

Choosing the right paste for your wallpaper.

With the wide range of wallpapers now available, many of them require a variety of different pasting methods. To help you choose the right paste for your wallpaper, we have put together the following guide with information appling to each range of wallpaper that we have available. If you're not sure which wallpaper is the one you have purchased, or you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call or email us: 01444 253391 / contact@rockettstgeorge.co.uk. (Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm).

ANAGLYPTA
Paper: Cotton fibre and paper pulp raised-design
Method: Paste the paper.
Paste: Good Quality Power Adhesive

ANDREW MARTIN
Navigator, Engineer and Attic collections
Love Letter, Newton, Penny Post, and Pythagoras:
Paper: Non-Woven
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: Good quality ready mixed paste, starch or
wheat based.
For all other papers in the collection:
Paper: Woven
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: Solvent based paste

BARNEBY GATES
Paper: Non-woven paper
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: Halls Beeline Ready Mixed Vinyl Adhesive
The manufacturer recommends Halls Beeline Ready Mixed
Vinyl Adhesive, often referred to as “Light Grade”
adhesive, (sold in tubs with a yellow lid) which is
available from all Leyland decorators’ merchant’s
branches nationwide. Muraspec’s Light Grade Ready Mixed
Adhesive (sold in tubs with a black lid) and Albany
Ready Mixed (sold in tubs with a yellow lid) (available
from C. W. Brewer’s decorators’ merchants) have exactly
the same qualities as the Halls Beeline Ready Mixed
Vinyl and are equally recommended. Most importantly
you must get a good quality ready mixed adhesive if you
choose another brand.

BEWARE THE MOON
Paper: Non –Woven paper
Method: Paste the wall
Paste: Ready-Mixed, Fungicide-Free Tub Paste
Foil papers such as 'She Holograph' or '3D Foil', jam
jars and quantum foam, as with all foil/metallic
wallpapers, we recommend using an alkaline-resistant
primer if there is any doubt as to the presence of
alkaline in the walls"

COLE & SON
Paper: Non – Woven paper
Method: Paste the Wall
Paste: Traditional style, starch based, ready mixed
tub paste

DESIGNERS GUILD
Christian Lacroix, Aquarelle, Mattiazzo and Palasini.
Paper: Non- Woven paper
Method: Paste the Wall
Paste: Ready mixed tub paste- Cole and Son

DAY OF THE DEAD WALLPAPER
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: We recommend premixed tub pastes such as LAP,
Polycell or Solvite. Avoid getting paste on the
patterned surface of the paper, if this should happen,
gently use a clean damp cloth immediately to wipe off
while it is still moist. Do not rub the seams. Dried
paste may damage the surface of the wallpaper.

ELLI POPP
Paper: Non -Woven Paper.
Method: Paste the wall

FEATHR
Paper: Easy-to-hang 150g non-woven wallcovering. 
Method: Paste is applied directly to the wall. No soaking needed.
Removing: Dry strippable (depending on wall substrate and processing).
Paste: Included
 
HIBOU

Cactus Cowboy, Enchanted Forest and Pirate Seas
Paper: Traditional paper
Stars, Tepees and Portraits
Paper: Non-woven
Full hanging instructions are included on the reverse
of the wallpaper packaging label
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: Good quality pre-mixed adhesive- Cole and Son
wallpaper paste

KOZIEL
Bibliotheque, Leather, Linen and Panelling
Paper: Non-woven paper
Method: Paste the wall
Paste: Special Non-woven paste

PIET HEIN EEK / PIET BOON
Scrapwood, Marble, Silver Bricks, Brooklyn Tin Tiles and Concrete.
Paper: Non-Woven paper
Method: Paste the Wall
Paste: Traditional style, starch based, ready mixed
tub paste
Fire Rated for commercial use
Colourfast and washable with a soft cloth

MR PERSWALL
Paper: Non-Woven paper
Method: Paste the Wall
Paste: Cole and Son Wallpaper Paste

[CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO ON HOW TO HANG MR PERSWALL]

OSBORNE AND LITTLE
Nina Campbell and Matthew Williamson
Paste: Non-solvent, pre-mixed, good quality tub paste,
however please check the hanging instructions for
exceptions.
Hanging instructions are sent with every roll of
wallpaper. We recommend your paper hanger reads these
instructions carefully before starting to hang.

SMINK THINGS
Paper: 180 gsm Non-Woven paper
Method: Paste the Wall
Paste: Cole and Son Wallpaper Paste

WITCH AND WATCHMAN
Amazonia and Folia
Paper: Non-Woven paper
Method: Paste the wall
Paste: Ready mixed light grade adhesive

YOUNG AND BATTAGLIA
All wallpapers are sold by the panel 50cm wide x
250cm long (Instructions included with paper).
The wallpaper can be custom printed up to 370cm long
Please email with your dimensions.
Paper: Textured fabric backed paper
Method: Paste the paper
Paste: Use Solvite professional and PVA
Stone Angles is 90cm wide x 250cm
Paper: Non-woven paper (structurally stable therefore
will not stretch when wet)
Method: Paste the wall
Paste: Solvite ready mixed paste the wall paste
The wallpaper can be custom printed up to 370cm long
Please email with your dimensions

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