Our wallpapers - paste the paper method

The following instructions are for our wallpapers which are printed on standard paper, to be hung using a paste the paper method.

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

Our wallpapers are printed in batches. We'll always ensure that your order contains rolls from the same batch for colour consistency. As we can't guarantee future orders would come from the same batch, please ensure that you have correctly calculated the numbers of rolls required before ordering.

St. Jude’s cannot accept any liability for defects in the condition of the product or matching which are apparent at the time of hanging, nor can St. Jude’s 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 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 such flammable products and ensure that wallcoverings are always firmly stuck down.

Preparation: Walls should be clean. firm and dry. Roughen any painted surfaces with glass/ sandpaper. Remove any old wallcoverings and fill any holes and cracks. Size any absorbent surfaces. Scrape powdery or flaky areas and paint with a suitably prepared size, or oilbased primer, allowing it to dry completely.

Lining: It is important that the walls are cross-lined. Avoid white lining papers for dark wallpapers.

Adhesive: Ensure that a good quality HEAVY DUTY PRE-MIXED adhesive is used with this wallcovering. Try to avoid getting adhesive on the printed surface. If it is unavoidable, gently wipe off with a clean damp sponge whilst it is moist, making sure to rinse it thoroughly throughout the cleaning process using clear water only and no soap or cleaning liquids of any kind. Do not over-work the seams.

Application: Cut your lengths allowing for pattern matching and for final trimming top and bottom. Do not assume that the wallpaper will come off the roll the right way up - this should always be checked and if unsure, consult the pattern book or check with St. Jude’s or your retailer. Apply an even coat of paste ensuring the edges are well covered; allow to soak for about 2-3 minutes for the paper to become supple. DO NOT OVER SOAK. Do not paste more than one length at a time.

Use a plumb line when hanging the first length and smooth the paper to the wall using a paperhangers brush from the centre of the length to the edge to expel air bubbles.

After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, inspect the results to ensure no shading or other faults are present. No claims will be accepted for more than one roll and any claim is strictly limited to the replacement of faulty wallpaper. If sufficient paste has been applied to the edges there should be no need to use a seam roller to smooth down edges - if this is necessary, only a felt roller should be used. Good ventilation and an even temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper. 

Note: We recommend that our wallpapers are hung by a qualified and experienced decorator.

Please note: Many St. Jude’s designs are originated from original linocut prints, wood engravings and similar and the texture of these hand printed elements may well be reflected in this wallpaper.