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Top Installation of DreamScape Products
 
Wall Texture Installation Tips & Information
 
 

Our texture medias are ideal for wall art, digital wallpaper, murals, and special effect banners. dreamScape products are fully compliant with all fire codes for indoor commercial installation. They are in compliance with Federal Specification CCC-408-D Type II Class A, and the CFFA-W-101-D.

Currently we offer a one side printable scrim backed vinyl. Although our media has been engineered for indoor usage, some customers have used dreamScape for short term outdoor applications.

We go to great lengths to assure that the Dreamscape product is perfect. Our premium materials have been engineered and tested to assure the highest level of performance and repeatability.

 

Before You Start:
Lay out each panel next to it's matching panel. Look for good color match, pattern match and defects. If you find defects in the print you should stop and contact your supplier immediately.  DreamScape manufacturers the base material only and sells the material to 3rd parties who digitally image.

Preparing Your Wall:
Proper surface preparation is key to getting great results. To prepare the surface properly, we recommend that you prime all surfaces with a universal, white-pigmented, mold inhibiting wallcovering primer. -- as detailed in our PDF instructions at the bottom of this page.

Mark straight horizontal and vertical lines on your wall to line up the first panels.

Adhesives:
See below for recommended adhesives. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for using the adhesive. When purchasing your adhesive be sure to mention your wall covering is vinyl, not paper.


Applying Adhesive:
Hang wallcovering with a premium quality heavy-duty clear pre-mixed adhesive. Use of a mildew inhibitor in the adhesive is recommended as per our PDF instructions at the bottom of this page.  Do not dilute adhesive. Brush an even coat of paste over entire back of wallcovering. Pay particular attention to run over edges so they are sure to be pasted. Book material for ten minutes.

Apply the recommended adhesive to the back using either a pasting machine or a paint roller.  Work the adhesive in, to cover the back completely, especially near the edges.  Fold each end toward the middle, pasted sides together, aligning the edges carefully so they do not dry out.  CAUTION:  Do not crease wallcovering.  Allow to “relax” for ten minutes (booking).  This will allow the adhesive to penetrate the wallcovering fabric, which is important to a successful installation.

Installing the Panels:
 

  • Avoid burnishing the face of the material. Use a wallcovering brush or a plastic scraper to smooth the wallcovering onto the wall.  For optimal durability we recommend the use of a liquid topcoat to protect the surface of the wallcovering pattern from stain and abrasion.

  • Do not rub. Do not allow vinyl adhesive to dry on surface as it may leave a white residue.  Wash off excess paste from face of wallcovering as you hang it with a cellulose sponge.  The cellulose sponge must be rinsed in clean water after every use.  Blot dry with a clean cloth.
  • Place the second strip to the edge of the first strip.  Tape seams before overlapping and double cutting to avoid getting adhesive on the wallcovering. If paste does get on the vinyl, clean it off immediately with clean warm water and blot dry with a clean lint less towel.  Use a soft bristle brush to wash the ceiling and the baseboard to remove any paste residue.  Do not leave any overlap on the seams since vinyl will not adhere to itself.  *Seams should be vertical, have a tight fit, and be free from air and paste bubbles.  Seams should not be located closer than 6” to corners.

 
Liquid Top Coat - dreamGUARD ProTex3
 
Applying Protective Top Coat:
Once your wall covering has been hung, cleaned and dried, it is highly adviseable to protect the surface with a special liquid top coating called DreamGUARD Protex3. Follow the instructions on the label.
 
 
Adhesives Recommendations
 

Types of Hanging Adhesives:
We often get asked for recommendations on adhesives to be used for installing dreamScape wall textures. Below are some items which we can recommend -- these adhesives are fairly common and can be found in many stores...

There are other product that will work just fine, but we have relationships with these 2 companies and they are the most popular. Should these items not be available, a user can look for a generic heavy duty adhesive for vinyl wall coverings.

Roman Adhesives: 838 Adhesive
R-35 Primer, also called Pro-935 ( a good wall primer which is not required but recommended for best results -- this would be painted on to prepare wall for adhesive ) Pro-838 Heavy Duty Clear Adhesive or Ultra Pro -880

or

Zinsser:
Sure Grip -128 Heavy Duty Clear Adhesive.


 
Download PDF DreamScape Vinyl Installation Instruction Sheet
Download PDF DreamScape WallWrap Self Adhesive Installation Instruction Sheet