Be it in the bedroom or your living space, wall murals have become increasingly popular within the home to create a standout feature wall.
You don’t need to get an expensive decorator in to hang your mural though. Nicki Baldwin, senior product manager at Graham & Brown, has offered her pain-free tips to perfectly hang a mural in your own home.
What you’ll need to hang a wall mural
- Wall Filler
- Stanley Knife
- Wallpaper Paste
- Plumb Line
- Tape Measure
- Sand Paper
How to hang a wall mural
Step 1: Your mural should come in one roll, so you need to carefully unwrap and cut off the instructions from the end of the roll.
Step 2: Next, you need to prepare your wall, so make sure you fill and sand down any imperfections. Once this is done, clean the wall with detergent or sugar soap.
Step 3: Measure 48cm from your starting point and use a plumb line to draw a vertical line – this will give you a straight edge for your first panel. Mix the paste according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply to the first section of your wall.
Step 4: Your mural comes in sections, we recommend cutting each piece as you go, this way you can’t get the panels mixed up. Hang your first drop with the right-hand edge aligned to your plumb line, working from left to right. When you’re happy with the position, smooth down and trim the excess paper away.
Step 5: Continue to cut and paste each section as you go. Wipe away any excess paste with a damp cloth.
The full Graham & Brown mural collection can be found here.