Seven easy steps to wall mural heaven!
It’s this easy to turn a blank wall into a work of art with an Instawall self adhesive mural.
Useful hint: For a demonstration of how to adjust and align the drops of your mural when installing and how to use the felt squeegee for a perfect finish, please watch our home page video.
Wipe the surface…
If the wall is in good condition, carefully remove any picture hooks and unscrew or unclick the covers of any plugs or light switches on the wall. Then wipe the surface with the clean, dry micro fibre cloth supplied to remove any dust, loose paint flecks, etc.
Note – for best results, you need to start with a clean, smooth surface. If your wall is cracked or otherwise damaged, you’ll need to fill and sand first as if you were preparing to paint.
Lay roll # 1 face down on a clean floor…
Sweep or vacuum the floor or carpet in front of the wall, find the roll #1 and lay it on the floor picture side down. Unroll the first 20 cm of the roll and check you are working at the top of the roll, then gently lift the top of the backing sheet, and fold it back on itself, creasing it so that it is out of the way.
Position roll #1 in the left hand corner…
Climb the ladder until you can touch the ceiling, and have your helper hand you the first roll, holding it with the picture side facing you and the backing paper facing the wall. Carefully position the top of the roll in the left corner and smooth the top to hold it there. Now let the roll drop and check that it is straight on the rleft hand side. If it is not, just lift gently and re-position.
Note: The left hand corner of your room may not be a perfect right angle, but that’s OK, there is an extra 20mm allowance on that side to ensure it fits snugly into the corner.
Complete the first roll …
This is a two person job – your helper gently and evenly pulls down on the backing sheet while you smooth the mural in place with the the squeegee. If you see any air bubbles, don’t panic. Jut lift that part of the mural gently off the wall and re-smooth.
Repeat the process for roll #2…
To install roll #2, follow the same procedure – unroll the top, bend back the backing sheet, and lift into place. The only difference is that you have to ensure that the patterns or picture details on the two rolls line up. To make this easier, there is a 1cm overlap on either side of each drop to allow you to join the two rolls virtually seamlessly. From now on, it’s really easy – just repeat the process for all the remaining drops in the numbered sequence.
Deal with any plugs or light switches on the wall…
If you should cover a light switch or plug, just rub a finger or cloth on the outline so you can see exactly where it is, then use the cutting knife provided to cut an X diagonally from corner to corner. Peel back the X to expose the switch or plug, then trim to the edge with the knife. (When you replace the cover plate, it will cover the edge, leaving you with a perfect fit).
Use the knife supplied to trim any excess off the skirting boards, ceiling join and left or right hand sides of the mural, then just step back and admire your amazing new room.