7. Gently fold the paper (do not crease) in on itself and allow time for the paste to activate and the paper to soften and expand to cover the wallpaper fully. Fold the paper, to allow you to unfold it whilst hanging. You will then be working with the top third of the panel. This will keep the bottom out of your way, without creasing it up, until you need it.
8. Using the soft bristle brush or plastic wallpaper smoother, smooth the wallpaper as you hang, lightly evening out any bubbles or creases in the wallpaper as you go. Do not push too hard or you will squeeze out the paste and stretch the paper, which will ruin that drop.
Some important things to remember:
– Grasscloth is hung in a panels system. Start in the centre of the wall and work out to edges.
– Overworking the paper with a brush or smoother will cause paper to fray.
– Each drop will then be reverse hung. This means every alternate drop will be installed upside down.
– If wrapping wallpaper around a return wall, use the dry cloth to smooth as you wrap.
– With grasscloth wallpaper, joints do show. You are meant to see the variances in texture throughout. It is advised to keep the joints to a minimum and consistent throughout.
– Sometimes there can be some threads remaining, trim these carefully with scissors.
– Do not use a damp cloth to wipe the wallpaper. If at all necessary, use a dry, clean, microfibre cloth to gently wipe smooth to finish.