commercial wallpaper

How To Hang Commercial Wallpaper

Commercial Wallpapering has been the ideal wall-treatment option chosen for offices, hotels, hospitals, conference rooms, large hallways, assisted living facilities, and almost any high-traffic place where durability and ease of renovation are vital.

Commercial Wallpaper is a large sheet of fabric-backed vinyl intended for public areas and other commercial settings. They are designed to use inappropriately developed and maintained establishments to reduce condensation and prevent moisture infiltration and accumulation at wall recesses and surfaces, especially in warm, humid climates. This wallpaper stands out as a durable, lifelong wall covering needing minimal maintenance.

Hanging commercial wallpaper takes some care and patience, though it does not need to be complicated. If you follow this guide, your job will be done in the blink of an eye.

Step-By-Step Process on Hanging A Commercial Wallpaper

Step 1

Start by removing electric wall plates, heat registers, and light fixtures. Make sure there is no furniture blocking the wall. Cover the entire floor surface in the room where you will be wallpapering with protective plastic sheeting or a drop cloth. You must also cover any objects attached to the wall to keep them clean.

Step 2

Clean the walls thoroughly. The wall surface must be flawless, leveled, dry, and free of mould, grease, or stains. Seal any holes with spackle using a putty knife and ensure it dries completely before proceeding. Scrape the walls with a drywall knife or sand them with 50-grit sandpaper to clear smaller defects.

Step 3

Measure the wall’s height and width, then cut the length of the wallpaper with an additional 4 inches longer than the wall. The best approach is to cut and hang one strip at a time to ensure the pattern is a perfect match and prevent needless paper waste.

Step 4

Sizing is a fast-drying primer made mainly for wallpaper. Even with a reliable primer-sealer, using wall size changes the quality of your walls to make wallpaper installation easier and lower the possibility that the paper will shrink. If time permits, allow the sizing to dry overnight, though it is okay to move on and apply your paper after the wall feels dry enough.

Step 5

Make sure all the rolls are not defective or damaged. Apply an even layer of paste with a 1/2″ nap paint roller. Make sure to coat every inch of the wallpaper, that includes the sides and the corners.

Book the wallpaper sheet by folding each end inward to the midpoint, allowing the paper to relax before applying.

Step 6

After a couple of minutes, unfold the first strip, and pick it up gently. Because of its width and weight, you may require an assistant to hang commercial wallpaper. We suggest applying the wallpaper from left to right. Apply your strip to the top of the wall, then gently smooth it down the wall with your hand or with a paper hanging brush, starting in the middle and advancing toward the edges to eliminate air pockets and wrinkles. When it’s not going down perfectly, gently peel it off, then apply it again. Continue until you have spread the whole strip of wallpaper.

Trim the tops and the bottoms of each wallpaper using a utility knife.

smoothing commercial wallpaper

Step 7

When applying the second panel, matching the pattern to the previous sheet is the biggest concern. Repeat step 5, then bring the strip up to the wall, abutting it to the first panel as firmly as possible without overlapping. Once done, gently press your paper, shoving away from the matched edge with a cloth.

Every room will have corners unless it’s round. Measure the first panel’s width so it reaches the corner crease and wraps over it by one inch. Hang the second panel by applying the left edge directly into the corner crease, overlapping the extra one inch. Roll seams with a seam roller to secure adhesion. If you find a loose seam in an overlapped wallcovering, use a vinyl-to-vinyl glue to reaffix it.

Step 7

Wipe the whole surface of the wallpaper with a damp sponge to remove excess adhesive.

Step 8

Repeat the process until the entire wall or room is covered. For obstacles like doorways and windows, cut where the wallpaper meets the top of the frame and lay flat the wallpaper against the wall. Then, trim any excess overlap.

Using a knife, score an X over each socket or switch, to make four triangular flaps. Gently crease the edges of your paper, and then cut the flaps against those creases. Now, sit back and enjoy the new view!

Apex Wallpaper For Commercial Wallpaper Installation

Apex commercial wallpaper

Want to hang new commercial wallpaper in your building’s lobbies or common areas? We’ve got you covered. Our experts can work with you to develop solutions that suit your room and your establishment’s necessities. You can count on Apex Wallpaper for outstanding results from our specialized personnel and highly qualified wallpaper installers. 

Call us at 416.833.1662 for more information. We offer competitive pricing and superior quality for every wallpaper installation in the Toronto area.