Non-woven : very easy to hang

Decoration tips | Février 17

For standard wallpaper, you need to paste the back and soak the strip for a while prior to hanging.  There is however a new wallpaper quality for which you just apply the paste to the wall: it is called non-woven wallpaper, either a paper or vinyl which is laminated to a coat of compressed textile fibre substrate.

1) The advantages of non-woven wallpaper:

  • This new technique is very much appreciated as it is easier and quicker to hang.
  • Non-woven wallpaper is thicker than traditional wallpaper and therefore hides better uneven walls.
  • Non-woven wallpaper does not require any soaking time and therefore will not slacken or shrink which means that the matching up and seams will be perfect.
  • You can easily cut it round openings, sockets, on the ceiling or above the skirting boards.
  • Non-woven wallpaper is more waterproof than traditional wallpaper and can be hanged in the wet rooms too.
  • When you use a special paste for your non-woven wallpaper, you can easily remove it without damaging the wall.
  • Thanks to its structure in layers, non-woven wallpaper is very strong and can be used in high traffic areas.

2) Hanging instructions for non-woven wallpaper:

  • All surfaces should be dry and free from dust and grease (non-woven wallpaper will hide small cracks)
  • Apply paste on the wall (a bit more than the roll width in order to have room for maneuver).
  • Hang non-woven wallpaper by unwinding the roll from top to bottom (no need to cut a strip beforehand).
  • Smooth out the air bubbles with a wallpaper brush or a spatula.
  • Cut the bottom of the strip with a Stanley knife.
  • Hang the following strips edge to edge or match-up if necessary.

Hanging non-woven wallpaper is easy and fast and the final result is great.