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Care Instructions

Spongeable

Spongeable

Excess fresh paste can be dabbed away using a damp sponge at the time of hanging. This does not imply that it is possible once the paper is dry.

Washable

Washable

Light stains can be removed with a damp sponge or cloth. Do not expect this to work for heavy stains like oils, grease or fats.

Extra Washable

Extra Washable

Most stains can be removed using soap and a sponge or cloth. Some greasy stains can be removed if scrubbed soon enough.

Scrubbable

Scrubbable

Heavier stains can be removed using a mild cleaning agent and sponge or brush.

Highly Scrubbable

Highly Scrubbable

Dirt and all water-based stains are removable using a mild detergent or abrasive. Oils and fats can be removed if scrubbed soon enough.

Application

Paste The Wallpaper

Paste The Wallpaper

Apply the paste to the back of the wallpaper

Paste The Wall

Paste The Wall

Do not brush the back of the wallpaper. Instead, apply the paste to the wall before hanging the wallpaper.

Pre-Pasted

Pre-Pasted

The wallpaper is coated with pre-applied paste. Moisten the wallpaper to activate it and then hang. 

Match Type

Free Match

Free Match

The pattern is not intended to match when pasting.

Straight Match

Straight Match

The pattern must be matched at the same height each time. Usually accompanied by the length of the repeat in centimetres.

Offset Match

Offset Match

Offset the pattern on each strip by half of the pattern's height at a time. Usually referenced as measurement, for example 90/45cm - 90cm is the pattern repeat and 45cm is the displacement.

Reverse Lengths

Reverse Lengths

Turn every other strip upside down before hanging.

Colour Fastness Rating

Fair (3)

Fair (3)

Moderate resistance to light. Rated numerically at 3 by EN ISO 105-B02

Satisfactory (4)

Satisfactory (4)

Satisfactory resistance to light. Rated numerically at 4 by EN ISO 105-B02

Good (5)

Good (5)

Good resistance to light. Rated numerically at 5 by EN ISO 105-B02

Very Good (6)

Very Good (6)

Very good resistance to light. Rated numerically at 6 by EN ISO 105-B02

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent resistance to light.

Removal Method

Strippable

Strippable

The wallpaper can be removed dry by pulling it away from the wall.

Peelable

Peelable

The upper layer of the wallpaper can be peeled away leaving the under layer as liner paper.

Remove Wet

Remove Wet

Soak the wallpaper in water or a stripping agent before removing it from the wall. Steaming the wallpaper can also work.

Miscellaneous

Impact Resistant

Impact Resistant

The wallpaper has a particularly hard-wearing elastic surface which is resistant to dents or marks caused by impact. 

Double Embossed

Double Embossed

Two layers of paper have been laminated together to form one high-quality wallpaper.

Double Seam Cut

Double Seam Cut

Each strip overlaps the previous one by around 5-8cm. Cut the area of the overlap with a double cutting wallpaper knife. Mostly for no-match, heavy wallpaper.

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