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  1. How do I Install Wallcovering?
  2. Why are there so many different wallcoverings available?
  3. Can I hang my own wallcoverings, or should I hire a professional?
  4. Can I hang wallcoverings over old paneling?
  5. Are there special wallcoverings for different rooms and/or situations?
  6. Are there any special preparations I should make to my walls before hanging wallcoverings?
  7. What exactly is a pattern match? Terms such as straight-across match, drop match, random match, etc.
  8. My child tore a place in our new wallcovering. Can we repair it without hanging a whole new strip?
  9. I want to hang my own wallcoverings. What tools and equipment do I need?
  10. Can I just repaper over the existing paper?
  11. Can I just paint over the existing paper?
  12. How do I remove grasscloth?
  13. How do I remove paper back vinyl?
  14. What are the advantages of Wallcoverings against painting?
  15. What causes colour to fade on wallpaper?
  16. What causes 'patchy' effects on paper?
  17. What would cause 'small holes and raised lumps at repeat intervals' along the paper length?
  18. Why do borders peel off the wall after a period of time?
  19. How is spongeable, washable and scrubbable defined?
  20. How long will it take for the smell of vinyl to disappear and is it dangerous?


Seputar Produk Wallpaper

1. How do I Install Wallcovering
Standard Installation for Commercial Wallcovering

Always checks manufacturer's instructions. It is important to note that if at any time during the installation a discrepancy is discovered, stop your installation and contact your distributor before proceeding.

You need examine the product to make sure pattern and color are as ordered before installation. Check all roll label to determine if more than one run or lot number of the same pattern is to be installed.

Cut panels and headers in roll number sequence, make sure that run numbers are broken at INSIDE corners only. Allow for matching of repeats and trimming at the ceiling and the baseboard.

You should also table trim matched patterns, geometric patterns and textiles before installing. A sharp blade should be used to minimize fraying of fabric (use one blade per cut). Other patterns should be overlapped and double cut on the wall. A double cutting tool or seam pad is recommended to prevent scoring the wall.

Number panes and headers as they are cut from the roll, apply to the wall in the same sequence.

When performing installation, do it under adequate lighting in order to evaluate color uniformity. When proper lighting conditions are not possible, duplicate the final lighting conditions as nearly as possible.

Take extra care to keep adhesives and dirt from the wallcovering surface.

After three panels have been hung on the wall surface and excess paste removed, examine the installed panels for uniformity in color. If any color variation is noticed, discontinue hanging and contact the distributor.

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2. Why are there so many different wallcovering available? I'm almost overwhelmed by what seems like thousands of choices.

True. There are many wallcovering choices. When you include both color and pattern, there are well over 100,000 choices available at any one time. But that's an advantage as you'll be able to find exactly the right pattern and color you need to fulfill your decorating objective. And, also be able to choose one to fit any budget.

To make your selection task easier, many independent retailers have their wallcovering sample books and in-stock wallcovering organized and categorized by room, style, type of wallcovering and price. In addition, these independent retailers have well-trained, certified consultants who can guide you quickly to exactly the right wallcovering for your project.

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3. Can I hang my own wallcovering or should I hire a professional?


It depends. Most residential wallcovering are now hung by consumers such as youself. Follow manufacturers' instructions, the advice of the independent retailer where you purchase your wallcovering and the step-by-step directions in booklets.

You can hang your own wallcovering and do a professional-looking job. Wallcovering are not difficult to hang! However, there are certain types of wallcovering and architectural situations (elaborate stairwells, for example) where a professional definitely should be hired. Your local independent retailer can advise you as to when and if you should hire a professional and can usually give you a list of local paperhangers.

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4. Can I hang wallcovering over old

paneling?

Yes! You can even hang over wall tile, brick, cinder block and textured walls. While there are a number of methods, the simplest is to use what is called lining paper - a special type of blank wallcovering stock that is hung over the paneling (or tile, etc.) to provide a smooth surface over which your regular wallcovering is then hung.

Your local independent retailer usually carries lining paper and can provide complete instructions. You'll realize how much brighter a paneled room will look when the old, dark paneling is covered with wallcovering.

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5. Are there special wallcovering for different rooms and/or situations?


Yes, some types of wallcovering are better than others in certain rooms or situations. For example, there are wallcovering that feature such qualities as stain resistance and scrub-ability. These would be excellent choices for kitchens, baths and laundry rooms.

Other wallcovering resist abrasions and are washable, making them a good choice for children's rooms. Others feature color-fastness as a characteristic. For example, naturals are recommended for rooms that receive a great deal of direct sunlight. These features and others are listed on the wallcovering's label and/or in the sample books at your retailer.

For commercial uses, wallcovering are also classified by physical and performance characteristics. Your local independent retailer can advise you as to the type wallcovering you should use for your particular situation.

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6. Are there any special preparations I should make to my walls before hanging wallcovering?


Yes. Proper surface preparation will make it easier for you to hang your wallcovering and plays a very important role in assuring satisfactory results.

Therefore, basic preparation steps include patching any cracks and/or nail holes, washing any greasy or dirty areas, and using a primer/sealer made to be used under wallcovering.

There are other steps that should be taken with new plaster walls, new drywall and other surfaces including paneling and tile walls. Your local independent retailer should be able to advise you as to exactly what preparation is needed for your walls and provide the specific products and tools necessary.

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7. What exactly is a pattern match? I keep seeing terms such as straight-across match, drop match and even random match.


On all wallcovering, except some textures and murals, there is what is called a pattern repeat. This is the vertical distance between one point on a pattern design to the identical point vertically. This pattern repeat is an integral part of the design. A random match is one in which the pattern matches no matter how adjoining strips are positioned. Stripes are a good example.

A straight-across match is one in which the design elements match on adjoining strips. A drop match is one in which there is a vertical drop between the matching design elements. With straight-across matches, every hung strip is the same as the ceiling line. With drop matches, the number of strips hung before a strip is repeated is dependent on the type of drop match.

For example, in a 1/2 drop match the third strip hung would be a repeat of the first strip; in a 1/3 drop match, the fourth strip hung would be a repeat of the first strip; in a 1/4 drop match, the fifth strip hung would be a repeat of the first strip, and so on. Here are illustrations of three types of matches.

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8. My child tore a place in our new wallcovering. Can we repair it without hanging a whole new strip?

Yes. It's fairly easy, and if done properly, the repair is practically invisible. As illustrated, place a larger piece of pasted wallcovering over the tear so that it makes an exact match with the wallcovering on the wall.

Use a razor knife to double-cut through both layers around the tear. Remove both layers, clean the exposed wall area and repaste the new outer piece into the area. After 15 minutes lightly seam roll the fitted edge. Do note that an irregular, wavy cut following the design in the wallcovering will make your cut less noticeable.

9. I want to hang my own wallcoverings. What tools and equipment do I need?


You probably already have many of the tools needed. Numbers 1 through 16 are those that are always needed for hanging wallcovering. The remaining ones will be needed for specific types of wallcovering and/or for special situations.

Here's a tip. Good quality tools and sundries always pay. If you need any of the following, buy the best you can afford!
1). Yardstick for measuring
2). Scissors for cutting and trimming
3). Stepladder
4). Razor knife or breakaway type knife for trimming
5). Seam roller for pressing and setting seams
Caution: Avoid pressing too hard. This can cause all of the paste to be squeezed out which can lead to loose seams.
6). Wide wall scraper or broad knife
7). Two-inch putty knife for patching walls
8). String, colored chalk and weight for making plumb lines
9). Carpenter's level or bubble stick (the recommended way to make plumb lines)
10).Smoothing brush
11).Buckets
12).Sponge for rinsing down strips
13).Sandpaper and/or sandpaper block
14).Drop cloth or brown kraft paper for protecting floors
Note: do not use newspapers as the ink may smear
15).Screwdriver for removing switch plates and fixtures
16).Raised working surface for pasting and cutting strips (special tables are available at many wallcovering retailers)
17).Water tray for wetting pre-pasted wallcovering.
18).Paste brush, paint roller or pad applicator for pasting un-pasted wallcovering.
19).Miscellaneous sundries for patching and preparing the walls including primer/sealers
20).Adhesives for unpasted wallcovering (see manufacturer instructions and/or ask your independent wallcovering retailers for the proper type for your project)
21).Vinyl-to-vinyl adhesive for overlapping vinyl wallcovering and special surfaces.

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10. Can I just repaper over the existing paper?

Yes, you can, but if you paper over existing wallcovering, the old seams may show through, or the new adhesive may react with the old wallcovering, causing blisters or delaminating.

Be careful, the warranty of the wallcovering and/or the adhesive may be voided, and future removal will be even more difficult.

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11. Can I just paint over the existing paper?

Yes you can but be very careful. If you paint over wallcovering, the seams may show and the paint may cause the wallcovering to blister. As a result, the paint warranty may be voided, and future removal will be much more difficult.

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12. How do I remove grasscloth?

It is not the most difficult wallcovering to remove, but it is one of the messiest. To begin, test a small area by first dry peeling the outer layer and wetting the backing layer. Wait 10 to 15 minutes, the backing should scrape off readily.

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13. How do I remove paper back vinyl?

This is fairly easy. Start by peeling the outer vinyl layer off dry. Then soak the backing layer, wait 10 to 15 minutes and start to scrape them off.

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14. What are the advantages of Wallcovering against painting?

There are many advantages of wallcovering versus paintings. Here are some of them. Wallcovering are:

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  • More durable than paint.
  • Hide irregularities on the wall surfaces.
  • Can be coordinated with match borders, fabrics and furniture.
  • Add vibrant colors to the room.
  • Create an elegant finish.
  • Unlimited ways to create different effects.
  • Economical and easy to install.

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15. What causes color to fade on wallpaper?

The most common cause such as on printed wallpaper 'fading' is ultraviolet lighting. In the majority of cases, the washing out' of color is due to the papers subjection to strong sunlight flooding into a room, particularly from a south facing location. Typically, this would become evident when a picture or mirror is lifted from the wall, demonstrating the strong original colors underneath.

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16. What causes 'patchy' effects on paper?

Paper is slightly translucent so it is possible for some shadow to be seen through from behind. If a wall is painted with a dark/lighter color in patches it may show through as 'shadowing'. This would normally be eliminated by 'cross-lining' the walls.

If the patches show up sometime later, this can often be indicative of 'mould' and could shadow as a blur, black, grey or even pink color. In this instance the source of the damp would have to be stemmed and well prepared before stripping and treating the wall, using a preparatory 'fungicidal' wash. The use of adhesive containing fungicide such as Aneka Papera Indah recommended is also helpful to solve this problem.

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17. What would cause 'small holes and raised lumps at repeat intervals' along the paper length?

Sometimes, holes maybe caused by contamination (grit/dry ink etc) on the print cylinder 'puncturing' the paper. Blobs may be cause by the build up of ink depositing itself onto the printed face of the paper or maybe a cylinder has been damaged in some way and the hole is filling in with ink, printing onto the wallpaper as it goes (this would show up as a regular repeat).

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18. Why do borders peel off the wall after a period of time?

Borders peel off because when hanging borders the incorrect adhesive is used. If the border is being hung on wallpaper, as opposed to vinyl, a standard border adhesive would suffice, as this is capable of penetrating the border is being stuck onto the face of a vinyl wallcovering. It is important that a 'vinyl to vinyl' border adhesive is used, as these generally contain a PVA additive.

Because the face of a vinyl wallcovering is essentially a 'plastic', you will get, to keep it simple, an 'oily sweating' underneath the border. This sweating will, in time, lead to the rejection of the adhesive and the border eventually peel off from the wall.

A 'vinyl to vinyl' adhesive that contains a PVA ingredient is not affected in the same way, as this extra component effectively 'welds' the border to the surface of the vinyl and a secure seal is formed.

In short a 'vinyl to vinyl' adhesive is acceptable for both papers and vinyls but a standard border adhesive should be used on wallpaper only.

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19. How is spongeable, washable and scrubbable defined?

Here are the common definitions:

  • Sponge-able: A wallcovering from which the adhesive maybe wiped off the front face with a damp cloth or sponge at the time of hanging without causing visible damage, providing it is done whilst the adhesive is still damp. No subsequent wash-ability is claimed or implied.
  • Washable: A finished wallcovering from which dirt and some domestic water based stains maybe cleaned carefully from the front face with a damp cloth and soapy water. Oils, fats and solvent based stains are not expected to be removable.
  • Scrub-able: Finished wallcovering of superior clean-ability from which dirt and most domestic water based stains maybe cleaned from the front face with a sponge or soft brush and a mild detergent or a mild abrasive. Oils, fats and certain solvent based stains may also be removed if action is taken immediately after contamination.
  • It is not advisable to use general domestic cleaners on any type of wallcovering as they may contain abrasives and chemicals which could be damaging to the print face.

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20. How long will it take for the smell of vinyl to disappear and is it dangerous?

Vinyl wallcovering are composed of a plasticiser PVC (Poly-vinylchloride monomer) coating on a backing paper.

In warm conditions and in a room with vapor, however, toxicologists and legislative authorities from all across Europe are continually stating that plasticiser (di-isononyl phthalate) in the PVC has no carcinogenic (Cancer inducing) effects and poses no hazard to either humans or the environment.

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