Hanging Instructions

Further details about our substrates can be read about here.

We advise that a professional be used when hanging non-woven wallpaper. The instructions can be found below:


Walls should be dry, clean, and even.

Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint.

Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper.

For best results, walls should be cross lined using a good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion. Lining should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wall covering.

Pasting and hanging your grasscloth wall covering

Our grasscloth natural wall coverings are paste the wall, non-woven backed product.

The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering as above. Dampen the back of the wall covering with clean water using a sponge or water sprayer.

Fold the paper ends to the centre (booking) and allow to soak for about 4 minutes for the paper to become supple. DO NOT OVER SOAK.

Do not work 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 paperhanger’s brush from the centre of the length to the edge to expel air bubbles.

Do not allow paste onto the surface. After hanging 3 or 4 lengths, inspect the result 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. Trim excess top and bottom with a metal edge and sharp blade.

Use a new blade for each cut. Good ventilation and an even temperature will assist in the even drying of wallpaper.

Caring for your wallpapers

Uncoated papers and specials such as our sisal grasscloth should be cleaned by dusting with a clean dry brush or by brush accessory on a vacuum cleaner.

About these instructions

This information has been supplied in good faith, but without guarantee. Site conditions are beyond our control. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the environment is suitable for the wall covering.