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The wallpapers from Lim & Handtryck are handcrafted and made by fourth generation wallpaper makers. It is a small scale production using only ecological components in a small factory located on the Swedish west coast. The wallpaper is printed in a special collograph press called the “Rosenmaskinen” dating back to the end of the nineteenth century. The matte adhesive color is manufactured with mineral and soil pigments according to the factorys own recipe. The printing methods (block and roll printing) and the unique colors create timeless patterns with beautiful luster and depth.
These beautiful wallpapers require a little extra love when hanging, follow this guide for the best results!
Hang wallpaper step by step
Mix Lim & Handtrycks own wallpaper glue by adding the glue powder from the bag while stirring vigorously in 4 liters of cold water until it is completely dissolved. Let the solution swell for at least an hour. Add more water if needed for the desired consistency (however, a maximum of 1 liter). The glue should have a "sticky" consistency.
2. Cut the edges
The wallpaper needs to be cut alongside the edges. The easiest way to cut the wallpaper is to: cut the length of the sheet of wallpaper (always with regard to the pattern repeat), lay it on a smooth working surface with the back side up, apply a generous amount of glue and fold the short sides towards each other.
Let the glue absorb while the wallpaper is double-folded(white paper back 10 min, gray paper back 5 min), cut off the excess edges. Cut approx. 5 mm outside the pattern on the underlying side and approx. 1-1.5 mm into the pattern on the overlapping side. Feel free to use a tracked ruler and cutting blocks and remember to change cutting blades often. Do not be afraid to cut the wallpaper double-folded the creases flattens out when the wallpaper is hung and wiped down the front.
Hang the first sheet of wallpaper where the light falls into the room. By doing this, the light falls onto the joint which makes the overlapping almost invisible. The wallpaper is hung with an overlap of approx. 5 mm-12 mm (which is the case if you follow the instructions). Feel free to put a little extra glue on the outer edge of the underlying wallpaper before hanging the overlapping one.
5. Smooth out
Use a wallpaper brush to smooth out the wallpaper on the wall. A plastic scraper can also be used, as well as a roller for flattening out any marks.
6. Wash off
After each sheet of wallpaper is hung, gently washed off the entire front with cold / lukewarm, clean water and a sponge. Use light hand, sweeping movements and be sure to remove any remnants of the glue around the joints
7. Enjoy the beautiful results!
This is what you need:
- Wallpaper table (works well with a board material on a regular table)
- Ruler - preferably a track ruler with associated cutting blocks
- Cutting blocks (Alternative wallpaper knife if you do not have a track ruler)
- Bucket to mix glue in
- Whisk to stir up glue with
- Wallpaper adhesive - we recommend our own in powder form
- Brush - large for glue to the back and small for joints
- Brush (goes well with plastic smoothing tools) - to smooth the wallpaper with
- Extra cutting bath / razor blade and scissors - to cut joints with and also to cut cuts in connection with lining corners etc.
- Sponge and bucket of water - to wash with
- Good lighting - preferably a building lamp to create "trailing light"