How to Install HP PVC-free Wall Paper

HP PVC-Free Wall Paper is an odor-free, PVC-free wallcovering material that can be printed on wide-format inkjet printers that use HP Latex inks. HP PVC-Free Wall Paper is flame resistant and meets multiple environmental certifications in the U.S. and Europe.

It is safe for use in even sensitive public environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.

Installing HP PVC-free Wall Paper

It is also durable enough to withstand the wear-and-tear of high-traffic locations such as hallways, lobbies, classrooms, meeting spaces, retail stores, and hotel rooms.

HP PVC-free Wall Paper resists mold, mildew, water, and scratches. And as an added benefit, it’s easy to install and remove. It doesn’t require any messy glues or water troughs.

This video shows that anyone can install this wallpaper with just water and a few simple tools that can be purchased at your local home improvement store.

Here’s a brief recap of the information covered in this video:

Gather the tools and supplies need for installation. This includes:

  • a damp sponge
  • a spray bottle filled with room-temperature water
  • a razor knife with multiple, sharp, fresh blades
  • a squeegee
  • a broad-edged metal putty knife
  • wallpaper primer

Before starting the installation, prime the walls and clean off all of the dust, dirt, and debris. Priming (also known as “sizing”) provides a uniform, evenly white surface for the wallpaper to stick to. It will also make it easier to remove the wallpaper when you’re ready for something new.  Allow the primer to dry for 24 hours and acclimate to the room.

To make the installation process go more smoothly, back-roll each panel of printed wallpaper.  This will relax any curl that remains after the printed panel was cut from the roll.

Once the walls have been primed and cleaned, stack the panels face down on a table. The panels should be stacked in the order in which they will be installed, with the first panel on top.

Spray the back of the first panel evenly with water. Then “book” the panel and let it set for five minutes. When you “book” wallpaper, you gently fold both ends toward the center of the panel. Don’t crease the folds; leave them loose. The pasted side will be facing in and the printed side will face out.

While your first booked panel is setting, spray and book two or three additional panels so you will be ready to apply them after you first panel is installed.

Hang the first panel at a corner of the wall or along a plumb line determined by the design of the room.

Unfold the top portion of the first panel and secure it to the wall. Once the top section is in place, unfold the bottom section and press it against the wall.

Squeegee out any air bubbles or wrinkles. Be careful not to damage the print.

When you’re done smoothing out the panel, wipe it with a damp sponge to remove any excess adhesive.

When you’re ready, move on to the other panels.

Repeat the installation process using the the preprinted overlap to ensure that the panels properly line up.

Once your entire wall is covered, use the razor knife with the broad edge of your putty knife to trim any excess wallpaper around the edges.

If you have covered up outlets on the wall, use your knife to cut openings in the panels.

Finally, go over the entire wall with a damp sponge to make sure all remaining water and adhesive have been removed.

In most environments, HP PVC-free Wall Paper will last up to three years.

Tips for Removal

Removing HP PVC-free Wall Paper is easy. If the wall has been primed, you should be able to peel it off with just a little effort. Peel the panel close to the wall to keep from damaging the walls while peeling.

If the wallpaper has been in place for more than three years, you may need to spray the wallpaper with a bit of water to help remove the paper.

If you plan to paint the wall or recover it with fresh wallpaper, you will need to remove any adhesive left behind.

Just use your damp sponge and broad-edge putty knife to scrape the adhesive off the wall.

Then reprime the wall. The best primer is a hybrid alkyd primer/sealer that you can find at your local paint store.

To order HP PVC-free Wall Paper, visit the Freedom Paper website. If you have questions, please chat with us online or call us at 866-310-3335.

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