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FAQ Wallpaper

What tools do I need to apply Ceramics Wallpaper?

You will need scissors, pen, tape measure, plain / ruler and glue and a brush to apply the glue with

On what surfaces can I use Ceramics Wallpaper?

The wallpaper is designed to be used as a splash back in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry or as a feature wall. It can be applied to most flat wall surfaces as long as the adhesive / paste instructions are followed. If you are unsure if it's suitable for your intended surface, please get in contact. 

How should the surface be prepared before application?

The surface must be smooth, firm, dry and free from cracks and holes. Large uneven areas must first be filled with a suitable filler.

How do I cut the film?

The wallpaper are best cut with scissors. Just mark with a pen on the backside and cut.

How do I apply the Ceramics Wallpaper to the surface?

  1. Make sure that the surface of your wall is smooth, solid, dry and clean from grease and dust.

  2. Measure the surface and cut the first strip to the right size 

  3. For non-absorbent surfaces such as oil or lacquer coatings, use common dispersion adhesive (e.g. Ceramics adhesive from our online store). Apply the adhesive to the back of the roll. Alternatively moisten the back of the wallpaper with water and let it soak for 10min. Apply the adhesive straight to the wall that you wish to cover with wallpaper. Fill up any grout lines with adhesive (if you cover tiles).
  4. For absorbent surfaces such as concrete or drywall, use common wallpaper adhesive for heavy wallpaper (for example Metylan spezial). Apply the adhesive to the back of the roll, fold, and let soak for approximately 10 minutes.

  5. Apply the first strip, starting at the top, and ensure vertical alignment. Cut the next strip to ensure the pattern repeat is taken into consideration. Place it next to the previous strip after applying adhesive. The strips should be butt joined so that they are positioned edge to edge with out overlap. Cut the wallpaper in the corner and start with a new piece on the other wall. This prevents the wallpaper from coming loose in the corners.

  6. In rooms which are subject to moisture, it is essential to ensure that all edges and joins are sealed with PVC cold welding paste (for PVC wall coverings). This prevents moisture from penetrating underneath the wall covering. When finished, ensure that the room is well ventilated!

Attention: Always follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions!

Attention: Immediately remove any spots of adhesive with clean water!

This video shows how to apply Ceramics Wallpaper:

How do I find out if my walls are absorbent or non-absorbent?
Spray the wall with water. If the water drips off the wall then the surface is non-absorbent and our Ceramics glue can be used. If the wall gets dark then the surface is absorbent and wallpaper adhesive for heavy wallpaper should be used. 

Can I order samples?
Yes. We recommend to order samples first so that you can view the design and colour in real life

In what sizes are the wallpaper available in?
The Ceramics wallpaper is wider than a standard wallpaper. They are sold in 67.5cm x 4m and 67.5cm x 20m. Please note that some designs are only available in one of the sizes

Can Ceramics wallpaper be applied to existing tiles?
Yes they can. The grout lines can be covered with adhesive and no extra filler is required

Can a strip be removed again during application?
Yes a strip can be removed and repositioned as long as the paste or adhesive has not fully set. 

How do I join two strips?
The strips should be butt joined so that they end up edge to edge. There is no need to overlap (like ordinary wallpaper installation). Some designs require extra attention to the pattern repeat

How thick is the wallpaper?
The thickness is 0.60 - 0.90mm depending on design

Can I use the wallpaper in damp areas?
Yes it's suitable for wet areas when sealed

Can the wallpaper be used within the shower?
Yes as long as all the joins are properly sealed. Please be careful with any hygien products with strong pigment (e.g. purple schampoo) that may stain the wallpaper. If unsure, we recommend that you order sample first and put them to the test

How do I seal the wallpaper?
Use a silicone suitable for wet room areas

Can Ceramics wallpaper be applied behind cooker hobs?
Yes they can but avoid direct heat (e.g. gas hob). Splashes and grease can be removed easily with some water

How heat resistant is Ceramics wallpaper?

Ceramics should not be fixed near open fire and places with heat more than 60°CFrom heat sources of more than 60°C it is recommended to have a minimum distance of 80cm.

What products can I use to clean the film?
The wallpaper is waterproof and can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth. Use gentle household liquid detergents, soap solutions or similar. Then wash the wall surface with clean water. Attention: Avoid acetone, white spirit, solvents and direct heat!

Can Ceramics Wallpaper be applied to sloping walls?

What material is the wallpaper made of?
The wallpaper is a PVC compound with a clear varnish surface

How do I remove the wallpaper?
Pull the PVC surface from the support paper at the corner. The remaining paper layer can be an ideal under-surface for another wallpaper. Alternatively soak the paper layer with water and remove it with a spatula.