How to Hang a Mural


We recommend that two people hang the wall mural together to help achieve the best results.

How to prepare your wall

To ensure that your mural has a long and healthy life, it's important to prepare its new home. Below is a quick guide to preparing your wall for your new mural.

Ensure that your plastered wall is clean and dry with no loose plaster or contaminants. Finish with a good quality seal/primer.

Painted walls
If your wall is painted, we recommend that the mural is installed on matt emulsion paint only. Old, flaking paint will need to be scraped and sanded to a smooth surface. Finish with a good quality wall sealer/ primer. For freshly painted walls, allow 2 to 3 weeks drying time before installing your mural.

Wallpapered walls
Remove any old wallpaper before installation and do not use lining paper underneath your wall mural. Seal/prime before installation.


Tools you'll need

Step 1

Your wall mural will be supplied in panels. Lay the panels out in order and leave to rest for at least 5 hours. Make sure that you check over your mural carefully when you open it. Before application, sponge/ spray your prepared wall with water. It is recommended that you work left from right.


 Step 2

Create a guideline using a spirit level and tape measure by drawing a straight line vertically, a panel's width in from the edge of the wall. Remember to deduct the measurement of the bleed/extra bit of paper. This will help you guide your panel into place to ensure its applied straight.


 Step 3

Use a medium pile paint roller to apply the supplied paste to the wall, in the area the first panel will be installed. Apply the first panel to the pasted area and try not to squeeze any paste out of the edges. Make sure that you leave any extra bleed at the top, bottom and side for trimming later. Smooth a damp sponge or brush to gently smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles from the top of the panel to the bottom.


Step 4

Paste the wall before each panel. Apply the second and subsequent panels. Ensure that the pattern or image matches up as each panel is applied. Slide each panel into place, making sure they are edge to edge - without overlapping and without leaving any gaps. Smooth each panel with a damp sponge or brush after each application.


 Step 5

When all panels have been installed, carefully trim the top, bottom and far left and right sides of your mural with a sharp blade. Use a damp sponge/brush to remove any excess paste.


Alternatively, you could get a professional to hang our wallpaper or mural for you. Please see some links to guys who can help below:

The Wallpaper Hangers  

Smith Painters







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