Inkjet-printable wallpapers make it easy for designers to add a fresh, contemporary look to the interiors of homes, offices, schools, stores, and hospitals. While self-adhesive inkjet are popular for temporary wall murals, most inkjet wall papers are designed for permanent installation using traditional wallpaper pastes.
Two widely used inkjet wallpapers are HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper and HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper. Both wallpapers have a sturdy, textile scrim backing and a print surface optimized for HP Latex inks. Use them to create colorful, odor-free murals for permanent installations on drywall or USG Sheetrock®.
The prints can last 20 years or more under typical indoor conditions and are resist damage from mold, mildew, scratches, and scrubbing. HP PVC-free Durable Wall Papers also have FSC® and UL GREENGUARD certifications and meet AgBB criteria. So, they are safe for long-term use in homes, hospitals, schools, and public buildings.
How to Install
The video below demonstrates the steps involved in installing HP PVC-free Durable Smooth and HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper.
Before starting installation, gather the following tools and supplies:
- 9-inch rollers with 3/8-in. or 3/4 in. nap
- 9-inch roller frame
- Soft plastic smoother or brush smoother
- Steel putty knife
- Olaf rotary cutter or box-style cutter
- Non-abrasive soft cellulose sponge
- Wallpaper adhesion-promoting primer (recommended: Roman PRO-935)
- Wallpaper Adhesive (recommended: Roman PRO-732 Extra Strength ClayBase Wallcovering Adhesive)
For added efficiency, use drop cloths, buckets, a pasting machine, paint trays, plastic bags for booking, and a work table.
Allow the prints to acclimate under clean, dry, protected conditions between 65° and 75° Fahrenheit.
Examine the panels to ensure they are the correct size and stacked in the right numbered sequence. Make sure there are no defects on the print surface and the color-matching between the panels is acceptable.
Inspect the walls to ensure they are smooth, dry, and free of mold, mildew, grease, or other stains.
Prepare new walls by taping, mudding, and sanding the drywall joints. Remove any nail heads, gouges, and other surface imperfections.
Once you are confident the walls are in the best possible condition, prime them with the adhesion-promoting wall primer. Use the 9-inch roller to apply two coats to the surface of wall.
Allow the primer to dry overnight at room temperature.
When starting the installations, use a tape measure and pencil to mark a guideline where the first panel should start.
Use a 9-inch roller to apply the wallpaper adhesive to the scrim backing of the first wallpaper panel. (Do not apply the paste to the wall.)
Book the wall paper by folding each end of the panel toward the middle, allowing the pasted sides to touch. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Pick up the panel from the center, keeping the ends folded over to the middle. Carry it to the site where you plan to hang it. When you are level with the top of the wall, grab the top two corners of the panel and allow the rest of the panel to fall into position. Make sure you have one-inch extra for trimming.
Using the plastic squeegee, smooth out the wall paper. Start from the top center and go outwards. Work your way down the panel.
After all of the panels are installed, cut off the excess. Use a straight-edge and the cutter around and trim around the ceiling, baseboards, and corners.
To clean HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper, use a soft, non-abrasive sponge or cloth to apply a solution of water and mild dishwashing soap. After rubbing the solution gently on the surface, rinse the washed area and wipe dry.
For more information
For more details about the environmental certifications of HP PVC-free Durable Wall Papers, download the technical data sheets below.
To request a sample or order a few rolls, contact the wide-format printing experts at Freedom Paper, 866-310-3335 or visit www.freedompaper.com