Custom wall murals on this eco-friendly wallpaper are easy to install and remove cleanly because it's pre-pasted. It's also flame retardant, odor-free and contains no PVC, making it perfect for a wide range of wall mural applications.
This flame-retardant wallpaper is an eco-friendly alternative to vinyl wall coverings. The odor-free material has an ultra-smooth satin finish and vivid color make it suitable for any image, and the pre-pasted backing makes for easy application and guaranteed easy and clean removability. This is an FSC®-certified paper from well-managed forests that contains 10% recycled content from post-consumer waste. It's also GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified and meets commercial wall covering standards. It passed industry standard ASTM D2486-06 scrub test of 100 cycles of cleaning with Formula 409 and a scrub brush while still maintaining image performance. Available in widths up to 54”.
Longevity of 10 to 20 years indoors away from direct sunlight.
The pre-pasted backing is the best feature, and this is our only wall covering material with that feature. It's the most eco-friendly option possible. It's printed using the same process as our fine art canvas prints.
The smooth satin finish can produce more glare than our textured wall covering products, which tend to diffuse light. Textured materials tend to be the most durable because the texture increase the scratch resistance. Texture also hides image imperfections, so while this smooth material is excellent for highly detailed images, it will more clearly show the lack of resolution in low res images.
Indoor wallpaper murals that are odor free and eco-friendly. While none of our printing processes produce any odors, the PVC component on some wall covering products does have a vinyl smell. Since this product doesn't have that, it's great for sensitive areas like restaurants, nurseries, and hospitals.
Wall should be prepped to a smooth, clean, and dry surface prior to installation. Wall covering will not hide wall flaws such as: nail holes, bumps, or dirt.
Hanging over Dry Wall: For best results the dry wall should have a coat of builder’s primer and one coat of latex paint. Typically, new construction will have a coat of each on the dry wall. Be sure the treated wall is free from surface dirt and other contaminates. Hanging over satin and gloss paint or a single coat of primer is permissible.
Hanging over Paint: Test the wall to be sure that the paint adhesion is strong. There are a variety of methods to test for the quality of adhesion. All painted walls should be primed before hanging wallpaper and free from debris.
Hanging over walls previously covered in Wallpaper: Remove all adhesive from the wall by sanding or adhesive remover. Also remove any remnant of the previous wall covering. Prime the wall prior to wall covering installation.
Hanging over Paneling: Fill all grooves to make the surface smooth and uniform. Prime with a primer that promotes adhesion. A wall liner may also be applied to make the surface uniform.
Using a pencil, mark straight horizontal and vertical lines on your wall to line up the first panels.
Activate the Adhesive
1. Separate the panels.
2. Roll one panel loosely with the printed / design side in.
3. Place the rolled panel in a water trough long enough to fully wet the panel and activate the pre-paste, approximately 10-15 seconds.
4. Extract the roll pulling the leading edge out of the trough slowly to ensure the paste is fully wetted and activated.
5. “Book” the sheet by folding the pasted side of the paper back against itself bringing the paste in contact with itself. For best results allow the sheet to remain “booked” for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Do not crease the paper when folding. The “booking” process allows the sheet to relax prior to installation. NOTE: This product expands slightly in water; for best results, soak and book each panel for the same amount of time.
Note: The wallpaper is designed to hang and strip easily due to the synergistic design of both the pre-paste and the base sheet. “Paste-the-wall” application systems are not recommended.
Unfold the top half of the wall paper, leaving the bottom half of the wall paper booked, and position the glue-exposed portion of the top of the wall paper on the wall.
Once satisfied with the initial positioning, unfold the wall paper exposing the remaining glue surface.
Using a damp sponge, smooth downward and outward. It is recommended that seams are overlapped by .25" to .50".
Do not over smooth. Bubbles smaller than the size of a quarter will dissipate as the wall covering sets.
Do not allow adhesive to dry on surface as it may leave a white residue. Wash off excess paste from face of wall covering as you hang it with a cellulose sponge. The cellulose sponge must be rinsed in clean water after every use. Dry with a clean cloth.
Seams should not be located closer than 6” to corners.
Maintenance and Care
Ordinary dirt and smudges can be removed with a mild soap and warm water. Clean from bottom of wall upward. Rinse thoroughly with clean water from the top down using a sponge. Dry wall covering with a soft lint free cloth or towel. For more difficult stains that are only surface deep, the use of a stronger detergent is recommended. Always test an inconspicuous area with the stronger detergent to be sure that the surface and ink are not damaged. DO NOT USE steel wool or powdered abrasive because they can damage the image and textured surface. DO NOT USE solvents, alcohol, pine oil, or cleaners that contain these kinds of products as they can remove the image and damage the surface. When cleaning, always take measures to prevent water from dripping behind molding.