Before you you start you should take a good look at the wall or surface you are going to install your mural, If the surface has holes, cracks, dirt etc these are going to show up once you have applied the your art piece. Another thing to think about is has the wall been painted recently, If less than 6 weeks we suggest you wait until the paid has had time to cure and degas.
Now its time to clean the wall and wipe away and dust, we use just water or sugar soap.
Carefully remove your mural from the packaging and place it down with the design facing you, think which way you would like to install each panel, from left to right? pay attention to the overlap it may help you decide which is best to install first.
Its always a good idea to measure the wall again and the mural received, you dont want to get to the final panel and fall short, This will also help with how much overlap you potentially could use with each piece.
Another good tip especially if you have recently painted the ceiling or adjacent walls is to mask the areas where the mural may come into contact, the nature of masking tape reduces the surface tension so its easier to manage and protect the paint.
Laying down the first panel is the most critical one as the other panels will align from it. To make life a bit easier get another set of helping hands. Place the first panel on the wall and line it up to your pencil line, As you support the panel the other person can use masking tape and fix the edge in place. Once happy with the placement go and secure the rest of the panel in position.
The first panel should be in place and held with masking tape, Now you can remove the first top pieces of tape from either side and allow the mural to fold on its self. Peel the backing paper away leaving the mural to drape down. Now you can cut away the the revealed backing paper.
You now want to secure the panel to the wall, If you take your squeegee in one hand and hold the draping mural with the other at a 45 degree angle from the wall you can start to work the panel from the centre outwards, use a small amount of pressure at first and see how it lines up, Our material is pressure sensitive and can be repositioned if needed. Once you have the top part of the mural stuck to the wall and happy with its placement you can go over it again with more pressure to lock it in.
Now you have the top section locked into position you can remove the masking tape that was supporting the mural. Start to remove the rest of the backing paper, If working alone I like to reveal a smaller section letting the backing paper hold the mural away from the wall for me, and then squeegee, reveal a bit more, squeegee and so on......
Gently and smoothly work down the panel with with your Squeegee working from the centre out to the edges, this will help the air escape and leave your mural bubble free. With the air removed and the panel in place its a good idea to go over it again with more pressure to activate the pressure sensitive glue.
Unless requested the mural will come with a half an inch overlap to help aid lining up the artwork, An extra pair of hands will help here, One person at the top can match the panel up and one for the bottom.
Great work you have all the panels in place! Time to trim all the excess away, You will need something with a straight edge, A rule would be best but you can use the squeegee if confident. Use the straight edge to push and hold the vinyl and use your knife to cut along as needed.