Please follow these instructions in order to make this installation an enjoyable experience.
GUIDE TO APPLYING TYPE II WALL COVERING TO SMOOTH AND TEXTURED WALL SURFACES
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS – STOP & READ BEFORE INSTALLING
- If the wall covering is installed in a manner other than recommended, it is done at the sole risk of the installer and warranty protections do not apply. Use of a mold inhibiting primer product and the use of an adhesive containing a mildew inhibitor is recommended for warm, humid climates.
- All labels and elevations shall be checked for accuracy by the installer to ensure that the shipment is received as ordered.
- If no defect is evident before installation, the material should be inspected after three (3) panels are installed. If any defect is evident at this time (or any point of the installation) no further material should be applied and peerhatch should be contacted immediately. peerhatch will not be liable for charges over three panels of material. peerhatch will replace defective wall covering in accordance with the terms of its Limited and Exclusive Warranty. If there are any questions on the following instruction, contact us before proceeding.
- All hanging surfaces must be clean, smooth, dry, undamaged, free of mold, mildew, grease or stains, and structurally intact. All loose paint and other wall coverings should be removed. If moisture is present, immediately identify and eliminate the source(s) of the moisture and verify that all wall surfaces are completely dry before proceeding.
- Any mold or mildew MUST be removed from walls and hanging surfaces prior to installation. Walls should not contain in excess of 4% residual moisture content. A moisture meter should be used to determine moisture content. Moisture infiltration and accumulation can lead to mold or mildew growth and must be corrected PRIOR to the installation of the wall covering. If you are unsure if moisture problems are present, consult a qualified professional before proceeding. This product is intended for use in buildings that are properly designed and maintained to avoid moisture infiltration, condensation and or accumulation at wall cavities and wall surfaces, particularly in warm, humid climates. We will not be responsible for any performance and/or quality issues if moisture problems are not addressed before installation, and/or if the building is not properly maintained to prevent moisture infiltration following installation.
- Proper surface preparation is key to getting great results. To prepare the surface properly, we recommend that you prime all surfaces with a universal, white-pigmented, mold inhibiting wall covering primer such as Glidden Gripper.
- For new drywall construction, 2 coats of wall covering primer should be applied to the surface before application of wall covering. Use a primer that dries to a solid color to conceal drywall joints. Primer should sit for 36 hours before installation.
- Use only a lead pencil for marking walls and back of wall covering. Do not use ballpoint or marking pen, they may bleed through the surface.
- Do not install wall covering unless a temperature above 65° degrees F is maintained in both areas of installation and storage for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
A premium quality heavy-duty clear pre-mixed adhesive, such as Glidden Gripper, is recommended to hang wall covering. Use of a mildew inhibitor in the adhesive is recommended as above instructions. Brush or roll an even coat of paste over entire back of wall covering. Pay particular attention to run over edges so they are sure to be pasted.
APPLYING WALL COVERING TO WALL SURFACE
- Measure the wall height and width to confirm it matches the installation instructions. The wall covering will overlap onto the ceiling, base and sides approximately 2 inches.
- Apply the recommended adhesive to the back using either a brush or a paint roller. Work the adhesive in, to cover the back completely, especially near the edges. Fold each end towards the middle, pasted sides together, aligning the edges carefully so they do not dry out. CAUTION: Do not crease wall covering. Allow to “relax” for twenty minutes (booking). This will allow the adhesive to penetrate the wall covering, which is important for a successful installation.
- With all directional patterns, it is important to line up patterns at eye level allowing any drift in lineup to run off towards ceiling and floor. The standard allowance is one quarter of an inch up or down. If the pattern is lined up at the ceiling the pattern will begin misalignment sooner and the gap will be larger. Most patterns will be viewed at eye level therefore it is that area that needs to look aligned. If there are any questions about pattern lineup, contact us. Be sure the first drop of wall covering is square on the wall by using a lazer or plumbing the wall and using a level.
- Use a wall covering brush or a plastic scraper to smooth the wall covering onto the wall.
- Do not allow vinyl adhesive to dry on surface as it may leave a white residue. Wash off excess paste from the face of the wall covering as you hang it with a cellulose sponge. The cellulose sponge must be rinsed in clean water after very use. Dry with a clean cloth.
- Place the second strip over every edge of the first strip. Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash the ceiling and the baseboard to remove any paste residue. Do not leave any overlap on the seams. *Seams should be vertical, have a tight fit, and be free from air and paste bubbles. Seams should not be located closer than 6” to corners.
- After three panels are smoothed to the wall surface and extra paste removed, examine the installed panels for color uniformity. Any objectionable variations in color match, pattern match, etc. should be communicated to peerhatch for inspection before proceeding further with installation.
- After installation, the walls and wall covering should be monitored for potential moisture or vapor infiltration or accumulation. Any such infiltration/accumulation after installation must be promptly eliminated in order to reduce the risk of mold/mildew growth.