• Prepare walls in the normal way 
  • Cross line the walls with at least 1,000 grade lining paper 
  • Decide on the starting point in the room & plumb a line for the first drop or draw a feint vertical guide line. (Be aware that marks on the lining paper may show through the pale background papers. It is advisable to test first)   


  • Measure the length of the first drop adding sufficient excess top & bottom to allow for trimming 
  • Take into account that variations in floor & ceiling level could occur. 
  • Cut & number the drops required 
  • Paste the wall, ensuring generous & even coverage of the area to be covered by the first drop, paying particular attention to the edges, the top & the bottom. We recommend using any high quality ready mixed tub paste 


  • To hang the first drop, press it onto the pasted wall along the top. Keeping the rest of the paper off the wall align the edge of the paper to the vertical guide line 
  • Once in position use a plastic spatula to smooth the paper downwards & outwards, removing all air bubbles 
  • Trim top & bottom 


  • Paste the required area & hang the second drop overlapping the edge of the first drop by approx. 20mm, to match the pattern 
  • Secure the rest of the paper as before 


  • Cut through the centre of the overlap with a very sharp blade using a metal edge as a guide. Ensure metal cutting guide is appropriate for the wall surface 
  • We recommend a short edge that is pliable enough to mould to the wall 


  • Pull away the 2 strips of paper, flap back the edges & re-paste. Press edges back into position to form a perfect join 
  • Now trim top & bottom 


  • Excess paste must removed immediately from the face of the product with a clean damp cloth to prevent any damage to the surface 
  • Grasscloth is a natural product and there will be variations between each hung length which can make it look like there are dark edges when on the wall. This is completely normal for this type of product and should not be considered a fault 
  • A soft roller is recommended to smooth down the surface instead of a brush 
  • Only use a specialist decorator to hang our Grasscloth paper 


  • The edges of these traditionally produced wallpapers must be treated with care – excess friction/rolling will cause the pattern to discolour or go shiny 
  • We recommend that a seam roller is used to lightly to get the edges to adhere to the wall