How to Install Spoonflower Peel and Stick Wallpaper

BEFORE YOU START

​Read these instructions

Spoonflower wallpaper is designed to repeat beautifully when installed as described. Please read through all of the instructions before you start.

Examine your paper

Make sure your wallpaper is undamaged and free of blemishes. If necessary, re-roll your wallpaper so that the top is on the outside of the roll. The top of each strip has no white space, whereas the bottom has a narrow strip of white and is printed with your order number. Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging.

Get a friend

Hanging wallpaper is a two-person job!

Collect your materials

You’ll need a sharp utility knife and the squeegee included with your order.

Prepare your wall

The wall or surface to which you are applying wallpaper should be clean and free of dust. Patch any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper. For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color.

START HANGING

Choose a starting point

If you’re applying multiple strips of wallpaper, hang it from LEFT to RIGHT to ensure a smooth repeat of the design across the wall. Start with the upper left corner of the room, wall, or other surface you’re wallpapering.

Apply the first strip

Pick up the first strip and peel away a few inches of the paper backing from the top of the roll. Align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling, making sure it’s straight and even on the wall. Ask your friend to step back and check that the strip is straight and level, then press the exposed adhesive area against the wall. Spoonflower’s Peel and Stick Wallpaper is repositionable, so if you need to adjust the placement simply peel the paper off the wall slowly and reapply as necessary.

Once the strip is in position, gently peel the paper backing down 5-10 inches and smooth the wallpaper onto the wall, moving from the center outwards. If necessary, use the squeegee to move large air bubbles to the edge of the design. Once you’ve applied the entire strip, you can go ahead and trim excess paper from the bottom of the wall.

Keep going!

Pick up your second strip of wallpaper and apply it so that its left side overlaps the right side of the previous strip by ¾ inch, carefully visually matching the repeat. Do not trim the overlap; it guarantees that the wallpaper will repeat seamlessly. (FIGURE A) Repeat this step, moving from left to right and aligning each new strip over the strip to its left.

Finishing up

Once you’ve applied all strips, use a sharp utility knife to trim the lowermost edge to the bottom of the wall and any excess paper on the right edge of your installation area. Now, stand back and admire your work!