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Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper

Wmgallery.org.uk: "Morris is well known for taking inspiration from medieval European art, but perhaps less for his interest in historic textiles from the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. This printed fabric shows that Morris also learnt from contemporary cottons imported from India, particularly in the strongly contrasting reds and blues, and the way the three-dimensional forms of flowers and leaves could be transformed into flat patterns. Morris admired the fact that Indian cottons were hand-printed with natural, rather than chemical, dyes. In Britain knowledge of how to produce dyes from plants and vegetables was fast disappearing; most textile manufacturers found chemical dyes cheaper and easier to use. But Morris felt natural colours had a richness lacking in chemical dyes, and spent ten years working with a Staffordshire silk dyer named Thomas Wardle to revive their use. " Snakeshead by William Morris Pattern, reconstructed from a public domain fabric scan print

Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper roll

Easy to install

You will be surprised how simple it is to mount Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper

Full set

Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper is delivered complete with wallpaper paste and hanging instructions.

Non-woven

Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper is made of non-woven material. Each panel is 50 cm wide / 19,7 inches wide

Custom wall size

Snakeshead William Morris wallpaper can be customized for your wall. You decide the exact size and how you want to crop it.

Eco-friendly

Production uses eco-friendly inks and the material is PVC free

How to measure your wall

All you need to to is to measure the width and the height of the complete wall. We always produce your wallpaper in the exact measurements you specify when ordering, so we recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height. For tips on measuring different wall types please see the cases below.

Standard walls

Measure the width and the height of the complete wall. Please double check to make sure you get it right. We always produce your wallpaper in the exact measurements you specify when ordering, so we recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height.

Standard walls

Sloped walls

Measure the wall on the highest and widest point, ignoring any slopes. The mural will be printed and delivered as a whole rectangle or square and the sloped part is cut away during installation. We recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height.

Sloped walls

Multi-sloped walls

Measure the wall on the longest part in both with and height. The mural will be produced as a whole rectangle or square and the sloped part is cut away during installation. We recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height.

Multi-sloped walls

Walls with doors, windows or other obstacles

Measure the width and the height of the complete wall. All obstacles will be cut out during installation. We always produce your wallpaper in the exact measurements you specify when ordering, so we recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height.

Walls with doors, windows or other obstacles

Multiple walls

Measure the width of each of your walls and combine these measurements into one when ordering. Add 5 cm (2 inches) per wall as a safety margin. Then measure the height. Always start from the highest point and also add 5 cm (2 inches) to that measurement. You don't need to order the mural as two separate parts.

Multiple walls

Staircases

As with other sloped walls, please identify the highest and lowest point of the wall when measuring the height. The same goes for the width. All sloped parts will be cut away during installation. We recommend you to add 5 cm (2 inches) to the measurements, both width and height.

Staircases

Hanging instructions for Snakeshead William Morris

  • The panels are numbered in the order they should be hung
  • Hang from left to right
  • The panels should be hung edge to edge

Recommended tools

Bucket
Spirit-level
Pencil
Wallpaper brush
Roller & Tray
Ruler
Knife
Trim guide
Brush
Sponge/Cloth
Seam Roller

Preparation

1. Make sure the surface is smooth and clean

Remove any old paint or wallpaper that is coming off. Clean the surface and apply filler where necessary. If the surface is porous, please apply a primer/mist coat or prepaste before papering. Porous surfaces include skimmed walls, walls with old wallpaper, particle board or similar. If you hang our premium murals on a dense surface that does not absorb moisture, it may take several days for the paste to dry, as our premium papers are not as breathable as our standard ones. You should also prime the surface if it has bright colours that could show through the wall mural.

2. Make up the wallpaper paste provided

Fill a clean bucket with 4 litres (1 US gallon) of lukewarm water and slowly add the paste powder while stirring briskly. Leave the paste to stand for 5 minutes and stir again. The paste is now ready to use. The paste should be nice and thick, so don’t use more than 4 litres (1 US gallon) of water when mixing. If you do add more, the wallpaper may not fix properly. One bag is enough for around 20-22 m≤. If you are using ready-mixed wallpaper paste, use a paste for non-woven wallpaper or one for woven wallpaper with <20% dry content.

Hanging

1. Check the wallpaper

Before hanging, make sure no panels are missing and none have any defects or damage. The panels are numbered at the top in the order they should be hung. Hang from left to right.

2. Make sure the panels are hung straight

It is vital that the first panel is hung straight. It is a good idea to draw vertical markings one panel width (50 cm) in from the corner using a spirit level, a measuring tool and a pencil. Use the markings as a guide to hang the rst panel. Make sure the markings are faint so they don’t show through the wall mural.

3. Apply the paste directly to the wall

Use a roller or a brush. It’s important to cover the whole area with paste – an unpasted spot will create a blister in the wall mural. Apply the paste approximately one panel width in advance.

4. Hang the panels edge to edge

The panels should not overlap. Take care to press the panels together firmly at the seams – use a seam roller for the best results. Be careful to match up the pattern with the next panel, and avoid getting wallpaper paste on the front of the mural as this will show when it dries. Note: Avoid harsh folds as this may cause cracks in the print.

5. Smooth down the panels from the ceiling to floor

Use your hands or a wallpaper brush, starting from the middle and smoothing out towards the edges. Any small bubbles and folds will disappear once the wall mural has dried. If there are any spots of paste on the front of the wallpaper, use a damp cloth or sponge to remove them, but avoid rubbing.

6. Trim off any excess paper

Once all the panels have been hung, trim off any excess paper using a trim guide and a sharp knife.

Wait 24 hours to see the finished results

Sit back and enjoy your new room!

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