How To Hang A Wall Mural The Easy Way!
Today I am so excited to share another little peek inside the Craft Room in my new home and share a video tutorial we created for you! We wanted to teach you how to hang a wall mural in your home and show you how simple it is to do.
I was a little hesitant initially when I was contacted about hanging a wall mural, but I am so happy that I did. It’s full of beautiful florals, and unlike wallpaper which tends to come off in layers, this is digitally printed and doesn’t come apart too easily!
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What You Will Need: (you should be able to get everything you need on sites like eBay or Amazon)
- Paste brush/roller
- Sugar Soap and cloth
- Basin/bucket for mixing paste
- Scales (depending on how much you will be hanging)
- Something to use for stirring
- We used a shower squeegee to ensure even paste distribution after hanging
- Stepladder/sturdy stool
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Two cloths (one dry and one damp)
Prepare your wall using sugar soap and a cloth. Sugar soap removes and dust and grime, and I use it before every wall decorating project.
Allow to dry.
As you all the wall to dry off, you can unroll the wall mural, cut the instruction guide from the top and set aside. Then cut the rest of the strips. Use a safety ruler, knife and cutting mat to ensure a straight cut.
Prepare the ‘paste the wall’ wallpaper paste, as per instructions. When ready, apply to the wall and hang your first strip. Use your spirit level to ensure you are hanging it straight. Work from left to right.
Use a dry cloth to rub over the top of the wall mural and reposition until it’s completely straight and you are happy with how it looks. At this point, we used a squeegee to gently rub over the top of the wall mural to ensure an even distribution of paste.
Repeat step four, and reposition until the wall mural lines up with its previous pattern. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess paste that comes out the sides of the paper. Do not rub too hard though as you don’t want to remove any of the digital print.
Once all the strips have been hung, and you are happy, use a ruler and sharp knife to trim any excess paper. As my mural was hung in a little bit of an alcove, there was a small amount along the side to be cut and at the top where the ceiling curves ever so slightly.
The skirting board will be where most of the excess will need to be removed.
Stand back and admire your handy work!
Have you ever considered hanging a wall mural in your home?
Personally, I think my mural looks fabulous! Who wouldn’t want to look at glorious floral patterns while they work?!
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It makes a great backdrop for photographs too! How pretty is that new notebook from Cath Kidston?!
Graham and Brown have some beautiful wall murals! The one I had ordered was actually an Alice in Wonderland wall mural but as I’m not a huge fan (gasp!) I chose to go with the floral patterns on the other strips. Although the Alice in Wonderland murals are rather impressive.
Part of me wishes that I was brave enough to hang this type of wall mural in my home!
Do you have any experience with hanging murals?
Now that you know how to hang a wall mural in your home, would you? Have you found any gorgeous murals in the Graham and Brown collection that you’ve fallen in love with?
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