Questions and Answers
Q: Should wallpaper be hung edge-to-edge or with an overlap?
For Acrylic wallpaper on a paper base:
Patterned wallpaper is cut for hanging edge-to-edge. Striped or solid wallpaper may be hung with a millimetre or so of overlap.
For QuickUp wallpaper:
Q: Can the wallpaper be wiped clean?
Yes, the wallpaper can be cleaned using a sponge, lukewarm water and a little soap.
Q: How many rolls will I need?
Duro wallpaper comes in European double rolls, often referred to as a bolt. Each bolt is 20.5 inches wide by 11 yards long.
One roll is usually enough for three lengths, depending on the height of your ceiling. Measure the room's perimeter and deduct e.g. 6 feet for windows and doors to arrive at the number of running feet. For example, if you have 12+12+9+9 feet = 42 feet of wall minus 6 feet = 36 feet you will need 24 lengths.
The table below shows the approximate requirement for various room measurements at a room height of 8 feet without taking into account windows and doors.
Floor area Number of rolls
10' x 12' 9
12' x 18' 11
15' x 20' 14
Q: What type of paste or adhesive should I use?
There is a label on the roll with symbols for various paste and adhesive types. The corresponding symbols are shown on the paste/adhesive packages.
Q: I have purchased new Duro wallpaper. Must I remove the old wallpaper?
If you have ordinary paper wallpaper, it's sufficient to sand the edges and fill any surface irregularities.
Q: Can I hang wallpaper directly onto Drywall?
It's best to prepare the surface with a base coat of wallpaper paste; otherwise the drywall will draw all the water from the paste. The same applies to plasterboard.
Q; Is it possible to hang paper on a painted surface?
Yes, but it should first be washed with a degreaser. If the surface is gloss, use sandpaper for a matt finish before you hang the wallpaper.