wallpaper for dummies

wallpapering with non-woven wallpaper

Non-woven wallpaper is easy to apply. Before you begin, check whether you have received everything in good order. Your Like Yesterday wallpaper should either come in standard rolls or numbered panels.

tools for install:

It would be handy for you to be equipped with the following: a professional wallpaper smoothing tool, wallpaper seam roller, utility knife, wallpaper glue for non-woven wallpaper, a glue roller, brush, scissors, bucket, drop cloth, level, tape measure, ladder, pencil, painters tape, work clothing.

important before applying:

To avoid shrinkage, we recommended allowing your new wallpaper to acclimate for 24 hours. It needs to get used to the climate of its new home before you begin applying it to the wall; The optimal temperature for application is between 18 – 25 C with a humidity level of about 40% – 65%; The surface of the wall must be clean and dry.

step 1: preparation

If applicable, switch off the electrical groups of wall sockets and switches in the area where you intend to install your wallpaper. Remove the socket frames and cover them with painters tape to keep them spic and span. If necessary remove old wallpaper, and make sure the wall is smooth by removing nails/ irregularities and filling holes with all-purpose filler. Allow the filler to dry thoroughly and sand it smooth. Cover the ground with, a drop cloth, tarp, or news paper. Prepare a sturdy ladder so you can properly reach and press the wallpaper over the entire wall.


If your walls are plastered, use a primer so that the wallpaper glue remains tacky and does absorb completely into the wall. If you use primer distribute the primer well and let it dry overnight.

step 2: unpack and roll out

Carefully cut open the box and remove the rolls from the protective packaging. Unroll the wallpaper and check that it is in order. Wallpaper mural panels are numbers at the bottom or on the back of each panel. Install them in the correct order to ensure alignment.

step 3: plumbline

To ensure that the wallpaper is perpendicular to the floor you must first draw a plumbline on the wall with a pencil. Make sure your line is thin and soft, otherwise there is a chance that the line can be seen through the wallpaper. Use a long level to position the line correctly. Determine the position of the stripe by measuring the width of the wallpaper strip and marking this on the wall with a tape measure. Once you have a correct placement marker for this first row the following panels will remain perpendicular. Consult our good friend youtube about plumbline tutorials if you find this step confusing ;)

step 4: apply wallpaper glue

Prepare your wallpaper glue according to the user manual on the glue packaging. With non-woven wallpaper, you coat the wall per strip with wallpaper glue you do not coat the back of the wallpaper itself. Use a glue brush or a wallpaper glue roller to apply the wallpaper glue. Coat the wall slightly wider than the width of the wallpaper to ensure that it adheres properly to the edges.

step 5: applying the wallpaper

Decide whether you will install from bottom to top, or top to bottom, and keep it consistent for your entire process. Place the edges of the panels straight along the plumbline. Applying the straight line is very important because the following rows follow the placement of the first.

step 5.1: applying the wallpaper continued.

Press the wallpaper firmly against the wall with a wallpaper presser or a pressure spatula. In the corners be sure to press the wallpaper extra so that you get a fold line. If you pull the wallpaper back slightly, you can easily cut the wallpaper along the fold line with wallpaper scissors. Then press the wallpaper firmly into the corner, alternatively, you can cut off the remaining wallpaper with a sharp knife. Simply cut out the area around the sockets by pressing down on the wallpaper around the socket area and cutting away the centerpiece, careful not to damage anything underneath.

step 5.2: applying the wallpaper more continued.

Repeat steps 5 & 5.1 until all wallpaper strips have been applied.

step 6: finish

Take a wallpaper pressure roller and press the air bubbles out from under the wallpaper. Roll to the side to allow air to escape. Use a wallpaper seam roller for an even more beautiful result. Carefully trim off any excess wallpaper. Check all edges and seams for proper adhesion. Assemble the casing of the sockets and switches and put the power back on. Anddd voilà your wallpaper is ready to show off to the world!! psst we would love to see it you can tag us on Instagram @like.yesterday.designs or if you don't do Instagram then please send us an email with pretty pictures of your new interior.