Wallpaper Hanging Instructions

Wallpaper Hanging Instructions

Long Studio Design

Standard Width Non-Woven Wallpaper

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all our wallpapers and borders are of the highest quality, slight variations in shade or pattern may occur during manufacture. Before cutting and hanging wallpapers or borders, please inspect every roll to ensure that they all have the same batch number, are in good condition, and that the edges match correctly.

If you are in any doubt as to the direction of a pattern, please refer to our website. Rolls sometimes are reverse rolled due to manufacturing process so be sure to double check. We also advise that you unroll the whole wallpaper and check for any imperfections and that it is what you ordered. Do not cut the wallpaper unless you fully approve the products design and quality.

The company cannot accept any liability for defects in the condition of the product or matching that are apparent at the time of hanging, nor can the company be responsible for any consequential loss. All labels should be retained until hanging is complete and to your satisfaction. If your wallpaper is an all-over dark colour, the ends of the rolls should be coloured with a matching crayon or marker to avoid white edges showing.

To minimize the hazard in the event of fire, DO NOT hang wallpapers over expanded polystyrene veneers or any other flammable products, and ensure that wallcoverings are always firmly stuck down.


You will need a brush, a roller and tray, a plumb line or long spirit level, a firm sponge, a knife and an edge cutter and a ladder.


Walls should be dry, clean, and even.

Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.

Gently sand painted surfaces with sandpaper.

If the wall is a newly plastered wall, you will need to seal it with primer beforehand to prevent the paste from being absorbed by the plaster which may cause the paper to shrink.

We suggest turning the central heating off and ensure the room is well-aired during the application and drying time – otherwise, the wallpaper may shrink and leave visible gaps between pieces. Do your best to wait 48 hours before turning the heating back on.

For the best finish, you may wish to paint a rough stripe on the walls at intervals matching the product pieces width using emulsion paint in a hue that matches the base colour of the wallpaper, and allow it to dry. This will ensure that if any wallpaper shrinkage occurs, it won’t be visible.



This is a paste the wall product and not the back of the wallpaper.

A good quality, solvent free, fungicide protected ready-mixed ‘tub’ adhesive – specifically for paste the wall non-woven papers should be used.

Paste should be evenly applied to the wall using a clean roller to hang one length at a time, to an area slightly wider than width of the paper. Use a brush for the edges.

We recommend using Beeline Yellow Top Wallcovering Adhesive or Solvite ‘Paste the Wall’ adhesive. You can find this at your local DIY store or order it online.


Cut your lengths allowing for Pattern Matching and for final trimming at the bottom. DO NOT assume that the wallpaper will come off the roll the right way up. This should always be checked. If unsure, consult the Long Studio Design website or check with your retailer.

Hanging the Wall covering:

Dampen the back of the wallcovering with clean water using a sponge or water sprayer.

Position the first cut piece of wallpaper at the top of the wall (allowing a 5-10 cm overlap onto the ceiling), with its right-hand edge running down a vertically drawn plumb line drawn lightly with pencil. Mark a point 40cm in from the far left of the wall (allowing for a 5cm overhang onto the adjacent wall) and draw a vertical straight plumb line.

Butt the joints and use a decorator’s brush to smooth down the wall covering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.

Avoid squeezing paste out of the joints and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.

No paste should be allowed to come into contact with the surface and hands should be kept clean and dry whilst hanging the wall covering.

Excess adhesive should be lightly sponged whilst still moist, using a clean damp sponge or cloth using clear water only.

Cut off any excess paper along the top and bottom with a sharp blade.

Align the top of sheet no. 2 with the first, then apply to the wall – side-matching the pattern repeat next to the edge of sheet no. 1.

After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, inspect the result to ensure no shading or other faults are present. NO claim for redecorating costs can be allowed. Butt-join subsequent lengths.

Good ventilation and an even, cool temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper.


Our coated non-woven wallpapers and vinyls are all “spongeable”. Uncoated papers and specials such as our range of natural wall coverings should be cleaned by dusting with a clean dry brush or by brush accessory on a vacuum cleaner.

Please also note that as our wallpaper is printed to order, slight variations in colour can occur between batches – we therefore recommend ordering all the rolls you’ll need in one go. 

Hanging advice, whether verbal or written is for guidance and is given in good faith but without warranty, as site conditions and levels of skill in application are beyond our control. We can accept no liability for the performance of the products arising out of such use, beyond the value of the goods supplied by us.