- Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects before processing
- Start at window or light source
- Pay attention to room temperature +18 up to +25C, air humidity 30 – 60% and airflow
Important preliminary steps:
The golden paper must be soaked in advance, or creasing will occur on the wall, with only limited possibility to smooth them out. Soak the paper for 7-10 minutes by applying cold, clear water to the back of the wallpaper with a sponge. Then apply the wallpaper using the wall pasting technique.
Wallpapering technique: Create a plumb line for the first panel. Fully and evenly saturate wall for each track individually with glue, using a short-fibre paint roller and a brush for the corners. Take the soaked golden paper and put it onto the glued surface, starting from the top. Press down panels with rubber roller, avoiding bubbles or folds. Cut away excess wallpaper using a ruler and a cutting knife.
Overlap and double-cut: Apply the glue for the second panel. Each panel overlaps approx. 2 cm with the one next to it. Take into consideration possible imperfections 1-2 mm around the edges. Use a bar or a long ruler to cut both panels at the same time, to make them fit at the seams. Firmly press down the bracket or ruler and use a sharp blade to avoid ripping the soaked wallpaper during the cutting process. Press in with a seam roller.
Alternatively: cut the stips exactly at the sides and install them edge-to-edge.
Free match: The naturally scattered materials do not require matching patterns between panels.