APPLICATION SURFACE PREPARATION
A. Acceptable hanging surfaces must be clean, smooth, dry and structurally intact. All loose paint and other wall coverings should be removed.
B. Any mildew must be removed from walls and surfaces treated to inhibit further mildew growth.
C. Walls should be primed to a solid color. If walls are of a strong color contrast, apply a uniform coat of wall covering primer that dries to a solid color.
D. For new drywall construction, a coat of wall covering primer should be applied to the surface before application of Wallscapes™. Use a primer that dries to a solid color to conceal drywall joints.
E. Glossy surfaces should be primed with a coat of R-35 primer prior to installation of Wallscapes™.
F. Use only a lead pencil for marking walls and back of Wallscapes™. Do not use ball point or marking pen.
G. Do not install Wallscapes™ unless a temperature above 55 degrees F is maintained in both areas of installation and storage for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
H. If there are any questions concerning the surface to be covered, a test installation of at least three strips applied several days in advance of main installation is the recommended course of action.
Hang Wallscapes™ with a good quality heavy duty clear strippable premixed adhesive. Do not dilute adhesive. Brush an even coat of paste over entire back of Wallscapes™. Pay particular attention to run over edges so they are sure to be pasted. We recommend the use of a good clay-based or “clear” vinyl adhesive such as those made by Zinsser or Roman. Book material for three to four minutes.
SELECTING AND CUTTING WALLSCAPES
A. Examine goods before cutting to make certain pattern color is satisfactory and as ordered. The installer should have a sample of Wallscapes™ pattern for comparison.
B. Check all roll tickets to determine if more than one run number (lot number) of the same pattern color is to be hung. C. Cut rolls in sequential order starting with the highest number and work down to the lowest number. Make certain that run numbers are broken at corners only. D. Number panels and headers as they are cut from the roll and apply to wall in same sequence. APPLYING WALLSCAPES TO WALL SURFACE A. Goods are designed to match up at 54/56" wide on walls, depending on the pattern. WHEN INSTALLING, EXACT TRIMMING AND LINE UP OF THE PATTERN IS CRITICAL B. After three panels are smoothed to wall surface and excess paste removed, examine the installed panels for color uniformity. Any objectionable variations in color match, pattern match, etc. should be immediately communicated to the Distributor Sales Representative for inspection before proceeding further with installation. Ultraflex Headquarters
C. Tape seams before overlapping and double cutting to avoid getting adhesive on the wall covering. If paste does get on the vinyl, clean it off immediately with clean warm water and blot dry with a clean lint free towel. DO NOT RUB. DO NOT ALLOW VINYL ADHESIVE TO DRY ON SURFACE AS SOME PASTES CONTAIN SOLVENTS THAT DESTROY THE COLORS. WASH OFF EXCESS PASTE FROM FACE OF WALL COVERING AS YOU HANG IT WITH A CELLULOSE SPONGE WHICH MUST BE RINSED IN CLEAN WATER AFTER EVERY USE. D. Avoid burnishing the face of the material. Use a wall covering brush or a plastic scraper to smooth onto the wall. •WITH ALL DIRECTIONAL PATTERNS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO LINE UP PATTERNS AT EYE LEVEL, ALLOWING ANY DRIFT IN LINEUP TO RUN OFF TOWARD CEILING AND FLOOR. THE STANDARD ALLOWANCE IS ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH UP OR DOWN. IF PATTERN IS LINED UP AT THE CEILING THE PATTERN WILL BEGIN MISALIGNMENT SOONER AND THE GAP WILL BE LARGER. ALSO, MOST PATTERNS WILL BE VIEWED AT EYE LEVEL AND THEREFORE IT IS THAT AREA THAT NEEDS TO LOOK ALIGNED. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PATTERN LINEUP CONTACT THE SUPPLIER; BE SURE THAT THE FIRST DROP OF WALLCOVERING IS SQUARE ON WALL BY PLUMBING THE WALL AND USING A LEVEL