Arch Information & Care
Before installing your new wallpaper, it is imperative that you thoroughly read our product information and safety policy. We suggest watching the install video as well as reading this information.
NOTE: If you have selected to order a prep coat for your wash and wear paint, please complete this step first. The instructions on how to apply the paint prep product can be found here.
It's easiest to have two people to hang your new arch.
- A step ladder
- A squeegee (provided with your arch)
- A sharp Stanley knife
- A clean, damp cloth
1. Check the wall for any defects (e.g. pictures hooks, remove and fill any holes). Also remove any switch plates/power point/light switch covers. Clear the area where you are going to install your wallpaper.
2. Remove oil, dirt and dust from your wall. Give the wall a wipe over with a wet cloth or sugar soap for older walls. Allow to dry completely. Do not use cleaning products. The wall must be smooth and clean before application. Bubbles may occur if you have not cleaned your walls adequately before application.
NOTE: The backing for your arch is made from paper. It is possible your backing paper will scrunch or slightly crease either during transit or installation. This wont affect the end result of your wallpaper. Even if your wallpaper looks a little scrunched it will smooth on to your wall.
If your wallpaper backing accidentally catches itself during installation you can simply pull it apart. This wont affect the stickiness of your wallpaper.
Depending on the type of arch you ordered, your arch may come in two pieces. If you ordered a single piece arch you can follow our wall decal instructions.
3. Find the perfect position for your new arch. If your arch is slit horizontally start with the bottom section. If your arch is slit vertically start with the left hand drop. Work sequentially through the panels. Ensure you have the wallpaper the correct way up. You must take your time, as the first panel needs to be correctly positioned; it sets the tone for your entire arch.
4. Make sure the base of your arch is level to where you want to position it. When you are ready to stick the arch on, peel back the backing sheet around 10cm and crease / fold back so that the peel sits flat (do not peel the entire backing sheet off yet).
Note: We suggest you apply from the bottom up or left to right. Do whichever feels the most natural to you.
5. Start by sticking the 10cm of exposed wallpaper and ensure that its level across the base of your arch. There is no overhang on arches . Smooth it onto the wall firmly with the soft side of the squeegee provided.
6. Now it’s time to the remove the backing sheet. Remember: make sure that it’s in exactly the right position before continuing. Don’t stick until you are comfortable that you have it in the right position. Now is the time to adjust the arch if you are not happy with your positioning. Very slowly and evenly peel back the backing sheet. Continue as you go & smooth on firmly with your squeegee. Your assistant can slowly roll back the backing sheet during this phase while you smooth it on firmly. Work your way across the arch and outwards to remove any bubbles. Let this happen naturally, do not try to stretch or force it into place. Bubbles can occur if you have not pushed it down firmly.
7. You should not have wrinkles or bubbles if you’ve followed the above instructions, but sometimes it happens and if it does, don’t worry, just rub them out gently with your squeegee and/or reposition your wallpaper. If bubbles keep appearing, it can be due to the installation instructions not being followed.
Bubbles that appear within 24 hours after the installation and where the wallpaper was initially smooth, generally will also disappear on their own within 2 weeks. If needed, bubbles can be pierced with a pin, and the wallpaper smoothed down again.
Note: Your wallpaper should never need to be creased. If you find that it is creasing stop pressure immediately, lift the wallpaper and re smooth firmly but carefully.
8. Apply all additional panels as per the first panel. All additional panels have a 1cm overlap, simply align the image at one side of the join while your assistant aligns the image at the other side. Remember to match the pattern / image on both panels before you stick.
Our wallpaper is re-positionable, so if you feel you have made a mistake, you can simply peel it off slowly and gently and realign it.
Our wallpaper is both removable and reusable, however, the adhesive may weaken if exposed to oil, dirt and /or dust. We would suggest keeping the backing sheets, if you are moving to a new house / repositioning; stick the wallpaper back on to the backing sheet and roll carefully for easy transport. Please note – our wallpaper is made to measure, so if you move the wallpaper to a new location, it may not fit the new wall dimensions, as wall width and height vary.
Please note: If you are not comfortable or are having issues installing your wallpaper, professional installers can be found locally. We do not recommend you DIY your wallpaper if you are not comfortable in the process.
To remove the arch, simply pull slowly and carefully. Do not rip off forcefully and quickly.
We cannot guarantee a damage-free removal in all cases (e.g. sometimes paint can peel away from filler joins), as there is such a huge variety in wall preparation and paint quality. The better the walls have been prepared and painted, the less likely damage will occur when you remove your wallpaper.