How to Measure Your Wall
In order to determine the size of your mural, we need the total width and height, measured at the longest and widest points. We’ve drawn up some diagrams to help you with measuring your wall. If you are still unsure or have any questions then please feel free to contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.
We need your exact wall size, so make sure your dimensions are as accurate as possible. Before printing, we enlarge your mural by 1 or 2% to allow some excess for any inconsistencies in your walls. If you would prefer us not to enlarge your mural, please let us know when ordering. Use whichever unit of measurement you are most comfortable with. We have a conversion calculator for both metric and imperial dimensions. Remember that we only need the dimensions of the surface you wish to cover, not including any skirting boards or coving.
Walls with slants
When measuring a wall with two slants, please identify and measure the longest part of the wall in both the width and the height.
Walls with obstacles
When there is a door, window or other obstacle, please only measure the total width and height of the wall, as the obstacle will simply be cut away during hanging. If you would like to check that a window or door doesn’t obscure integral parts of the mural, feel free to send us additional measurements or a rough plan and we can add the position of the obstacle to your proof image.
Walls with slopes
Always measure the width and height. When there is a sloped ceiling or wall, be sure that you measure the longest and wides parts only, ignoring any slopes. To avoid errors made when measuring slopes, we provide the mural as a whole rectangle or square, and the slope is cut away during installation.
How to Install a Wall Mural
Have a look at our little installation video. We’ve also put together a simple guide showing all the steps you need to know to be able to hang our wallpaper.
1. Each mural is printed in 1.2 meter wide floor to ceiling drops that are numbered at the bottom of each strip. Identify each drop of the image and arrange in hanging order ready for installation. Note that allowances will have been made for trimming top and bottom to compensate for uneven walls.
2. Ensure that all surfaces are smooth and in good condition. Apply a pre mixed wallpaper adhesive directly to the wall. Hang the first length, working from left to right allowing the paper to fall naturally. Smooth over with a soft brush to ensure no air bubbles remain underneath. Check carefully for correct fit in critical image areas (eye level and focal points) before top and bottom trimming, and reposition if necessary.
3. When hanging multiple drops, overlap lengths using the crop marks at the top and bottom as a guide, and visually match the image. Double cut down the centre of the overlapped drops using a sharp blade. When finished, gently lift the overlapping drop of paper and pull away the thin paper strip from underneath. Use a seam roller to ensure the product is well bonded at the join.
4. Continue to hang each subsequent drop using the methods described above until the mural is complete. Carefully clean any adhesive or residue with warm water and a sponge then step back and admire your new mural.