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WALLPAPER FAQ’s

ENVIRONMENT
We are aware of our responsibilities to the environment. We have chosen to work only with ethical and accredited suppliers and we make business decisions based on the impact on the wider, global environment. We ensure all inks are classed as water-based, which means they are non-toxic and very low in VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). No solvent inks or vinyl substrates are used. All products in the range exhibit a high degree of colour fastness to at least Grade 6 of Bs EN ISO 105-BO2:1999
All paper and non-woven substrates are sourced from FSC or PEFC certified forests. All our products are tested in accordance with EN13501-1:2007+A1+2009 European Fire Regulations and have a pass mark of B, s2-d0, allowing the papers to be hung anywhere within a commercial building.

ORDERING INFORMATION

PAYMENT

 

All of our products are made in the UK.


Standard (52cm wide) wallpaper calcutor guide. Wide (70cm wide) wallpaper calcutor guide

PASTE THE WALL INSTRUCTIONS (NON WOVEN WALLPAPER)
Wallpaper Hanging Instructions Please read these instructions carefully before hanging this wallpaper.
This information has been supplied in good faith, but without guarantee, and on the understanding that the installer will have decorating knowledge to work with differing site and/or atmospheric conditions. 

1. Inspect Each Roll

Before cutting and hanging this wallcovering, ensure that all rolls have the same batch reference, are in good condition, have no shade
variation and that no other faults are present. Please ensure that there are enough rolls to complete the job.
Do not assume that the wallcovering will come off the roll the correct way up. Always refer to the pattern book or check with the retailer.
Examination before hanging is the buyer’s responsibility. No claim can be accepted for hanging incorrect wallcoverings or after wallcoverings
have been cut and hung showing defects which were apparent at the time of hanging. In the event of any complaint, please quote the
design reference and batch number on this label.

2. Preparation

Walls should be clean, dry and even. Remove any old wallcovering and loose paint and scrape off powdery,
flaky surfaces. Roughen painted surfaces with sandpaper. Absorbent surfaces should be prepared with an oil based primer ensuring it dries completely before continuing.
New plaster should be allowed to dry out completely.

• Metallic effects can be damaged if high levels of alkaline are already present in the walls. Preparing the walls with an alkaline resistant primer should prevent any damage of this type.
• For best results we recommend walls are cross lined using good quality lining paper. Sizing the lining paper will aid adhesion. Lining should be allowed to dry completely before hanging the wallcovering.

3. Pasting and Hanging

• The decorator should paste the wall and not the back of the wallcovering.
• A premium quality tub adhesive, or an equivalent good quality pH neutral, solvent-free, fungicide protected, light grade adhesive should be used.
• DO NOT USE SELF-MIX ADHESIVES. ALL PURPOSE AND HEAVY DUTY PASTES ARE NOT SUITABLE.
• Apply paste evenly to the wall and hang 1 length at a time, to an area slightly wider than the width of the roll.
• Join paper by butting together and use a decorator’s brush to smooth down the wallcovering, working from the centre to the edges to express air bubbles.
• Avoid squeezing paste out of joins and ensure paste does not get onto the brush or roller.
• No paste should be allowed to come into contact with the surface of the paper and hands should be kept clean and dry whilst handling the wallcovering.
• Paste will damage the surface. We cannot accept responsibility for marks or damage caused by paste. Should any paste have been allowed to come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly sponged off imediately whilst moist, using a clean, damp sponge.
• Trim top and bottom with a sharp knife or scissors. Ensure wallcovering is firmly adhered as, in the event of fire, loose wallcoverings can contribute to the hazard.
• After hanging 2 or 3 lengths, inspect the result to ensure that no shading or other faults are present. No claim for hanging costs can be accepted once more than one roll has been hung.

ART PRINT FAQ’s

 

WHAT IS A GICLÉE PRINT?

A giclée, (pronounced Gee’clay), is the term used for a fine art gallery quality digital print, often a reproduction. Giclée is derived from the French word for 'spray', how the ink is applied to the paper or canvas. Giclée prints have become a well established medium for galleries and collectors as the prints are of archival quality. (As with all artwork special attention to placement still applies as direct sunlight will affect image after prolonged exposure.)

Autobiography Artwork 

In order for us to create a work of art for you we need information, the more the better! We may not be able to include everything but we will endeavour to include the most important elements. We usually start by adding the most sensitive or personal details in order to keep them more cryptic, hidden below layers of imagery. These items can be supplied encoded so even we do not know what the true meaning is! A brief questionnaire has been provided to help you get the most out of your picture, Please complete as fully as you can and return the form to comm@sidneypaulandco.com

Questionnaire.

1. What size of picture would you prefer.

Size of artworks typically start at A3 (paper size) .
The A3 size print measures 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches, if mounted 40.6 x 50.8cm, 15.98 x 20 inches.
The A2 size print measures 42.0 x 59.4cm, 16.53 x 23.39 inches, if mounted 59.4 x 76.6cm, 23.39 x 30.16 inches.
The A1 size print measures 59.4 x 84.1cm, 23.39 x 33.11 inches. (currently we are not offering mount for this size)
The A0 size print measures 84.1 x 118.4cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches. (currently we are not offering mount for this size)
Larger sizes available, price on request.


2. Name or names of all people to be included in the artwork.

3. Relevant or important dates ie. Date of birth, (remember this can be cryptic!)

4. Interests, hobbies or pastimes.

5 Can you supply photographs, imagery or any items to be included. (Certain items can be photographed, drawn or painted etc. Please ask!)

6. Details of anything further ie. Literature or poetry.

7. Timings for completion and delivery.

8. Lastly with regard to finished artwork, discuss frame option if required.

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