If you have ever been curious about the installation of a giant photo wall mural, this is the post for you. The entire process took approximately two hours and the result is stunning! In this post, I will show the simple steps taken to install a wall mural using Photowall. Keep reading for a 25% coupon code and the exact link to this design.
This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with Photowall. All remarks and opinions are 100% my own.
First Steps to Installing a Wall Mural using Photowall
- Remove any paint that is coming off, and/or existing wallpaper
- Clean the wall and apply any filler if necessary
- Apply primer or pre-paste to any porous surface before papering
- Prime the wall if it is brightly colored, so nothing shows through your wall mural
Materials Needed to Hang Your Wall Mural
It’s recommended to purchase the wall paper kit suggested by Photowall when purchasing your paper. Included in the kit is: razor knife, paste brush, smoothing brush, seam roller, pencil, level and a trim guide.
Step 1 – Mix the Paste
Find an old five gallon bucket if possible and make sure it’s clean. Pour one gallon of luke warm water inside and while swirling the water with a stir stick, slowly pour in the wall paper paste. Stir the paste briskly to mix and then let stand for five minutes. After the five minutes is up, give it another stir and it’s ready to use.
Step 2 – Ready to Hang Your Wall Mural!
- Your Photowall comes in rolls with each panel numbered at the top in order of the way they should be hung from left to right. It is crucial that the first panel is hung straight, so draw a vertical line using the level to ensure proper marking. Don’t press too hard when drawing your line, so nothing shows through your panels.
- Apply the paste to the wall. We found that being generous with the paste is better. In this case, the rule of “less is more” does not apply. If part of the paper appears to be lifting in areas, just apply more paste. You have plenty of working time.
- The panels should not overlap, so when hanging the additional panels, the edges should butt up against each other. Press the panels together firmly at the seam and finish with seam roller.
- Smooth the panels from ceiling to floor with your hands and wall paper brush. Start in the middle and smooth out towards the edges. The small bubbles will disappear. Gently wipe with a damp cloth to rid any paste that seaps out the seams.
- Lastly, trim the excess paper using the trim guide and razor knife.
- It will take 24 hours to fully cure.
Photos Showing How Panels Are Organized
- The first photo shows panel #1 hung starting on the far left side of the wall. The white on the left side of that photo is the adjacent wall.
- After your panels are hung, there is left over paper at the bottom (shown in photo 2).
- Once you move past the left over paper for each panel, you will see where the top to your next one begins, (photo 3).
- Photowall takes special care in making sure they follow your measurements, so the last panel will map out where you should trim. I was very impressed with that!
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With two our of three daughters moved out of the house, you would think we had ample room for guests. Not so, because hubby and I took advantage of the extra space and awarded ourselves his and her office spaces 😉 I quickly realized after our middle daughter got married that we were short one cozy retreat for when all three daughters are home at once. Before, the girls would often share a room when visiting home 😉 I took pleasure in creating this cozy spot in my office (which previously was a bedroom) to act as another guest retreat when needed. Not to mention, I have a cozier spot to blog now 😉 I highly recommend installing a wall mural using Photowall.
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Author and photos – Martha Knake
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