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How To

Hanging Wall Panel's

Step 1: Patch any large holes using joint compound and a putty knife. Allow the patches to dry completely, then sand smooth with a fine grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Apply a coat of fresh satin or gloss paint using a paint roller (the wall HAS TO BE CLEAN), using a paint brush to cut in with primer around the edges (though sticks very well to all clean surfaces).

Step 3: Use a level and pencil to draw vertical guidelines on the wall. You should space these lines so you can perfectly align the rows of vinyl wallpaper.

Step 4: Cut a your wallpaper panel so there is an extra 6 to 8 inches longer than actually needed . Peal back the backing to exposes the adhesive wallpaper (just like a huge sticker).

Step 5: Place the wallpaper on the wall, aligning it with a set of vertical pencil guidelines (this is . Allow a small amount of overlap on the top and bottom of the wall: you will trim the wallpaper after it has been installed.

Step 6: Smooth the vinyl wallpaper using a rubber roller (I have a clean printmaking ink roller and work my way from the PERFECTLY alined starting point). A regular wallpaper smoothing brush doesn't really work to remove bubbles. For any bubbles you can't remove, use a needle to pierce the bubble. Then press the bubble to release any air and smooth the wallpaper.

Step 7: Apply the next piece of wallpaper, using the same method you used to apply the first piece. Make sure that the edges of any pattern matches. There is some give to the vinyl. If you get a bit off your alinment pull back the adhesive panel a few inches and reposition moving down the wall.

Step 8: After you have applied all of the wallpaper on a wall, trim the top and bottom using a metal straightedge and utility blade. (Be careful not to scratch the paper. Patients is perfect here)

Step 9: Install the vinyl onto the next wall, using the same techniques you used to install the wallpaper on the first wall. Continue until all of the walls are covered.
 
Step 10: LOVE IT!!!