Creating Your Mural
Measuring Your Walls
Selecting the Material
Installing Your Mural

Creating Your Mural

You can select an image from our extensive library sourced from Adobe Stock or you can upload your own image.

All images from Adobe Stock are fully licensed and of sufficient quality to produce a wall mural of almost any size to the highest quality.

Search for your mural here.

 

  • Uploading Your Own Image

    You can upload your own image for a truly personal wall mural here.

    There are certain requirements we need in order for us to produce a mural from your image. It will need to be:

    – a JPG or TIFF file format

    – a MINIMUM of 96DPI (300DPI for best results)

    – the equivalent in pixel width and height to your wall dimensions in millimetres (ie, a 2m wide wall would require an image of 2000 pixels in width MINIMUM)

    – a MINIMUM of 6 megapixels (eg, 3000px x 2000px = 6 megapixels)

    What WILL work

    – Almost any image taken with a modern digital camera

    – Images taken on a smartphone IF the camera is set to it’s highest settings

    What WON’T work

    – Almost any image downloaded from a search engine image search (ie, Google Images)

    – Photos taken on smartphones where the camera settings are too low

  • Using the Wallbuilder

    Once you have chosen or uploaded your image you will be taken to the Wallbuilder. It is very simple to use.

    Follow these simple steps:

    – Enter your wall dimensions

    – Drag the blue box to capture the area of the image you want

    – Tick the box if you want to see how many panels we’ll print for you

    – Choose the wallpaper type you want

    – Proceed to checkout

    It’s really that easy.

    We’ve also added some tools for you to use down the right hand side of your chosen image. In order from top to bottom, they are:

    – Room Preview – you can get an idea of how your image will look in a variety of rooms (these are examples only and may not be to exact scale!)

    – Rotates the image anticlockwise

    – Rotates the image clockwise

    – Flip the image horizontally

    – Flip the image vertically

    – Make the image black and white

    – Add a sepia ‘retro’ overlay to the image

    You don’t HAVE to use these tools, but they are there if you want to change your image in a few ways.

  • Checkout

    We have a simple one page checkout. Just fill in your details, tick the T&Cs checkbox and choose your payment method. We offer:

    – Worldpay – a fully secure payment option allowing you to pay via debit or credit card

    – Paypal – pay via your Paypal account or via debit/credit card (and no, you don’t need a Paypal account to do this!)

    Click PLACE ORDER and we will get started creating your wallpaper mural with delivery no later than 7-10 working days (often much, much sooner!).

Measuring Your Walls

Wallbeard wallpaper and wallcoverings are designed to suit any wall or awkward space so whether you have a standard wall or something more complex, we can do it!

Follow these instructions for measuring your wall space.

Please note: You do not need to worry about adding any extra to your measurements to allow for trimming. Our Wallbuilder will automatically add 5cm to the height and width to allow for this. Only add extra if you feel you will need more than 2.5cm on all sides.

  • FULL STANDARD WALLS

    Measure the full width from edge to edge. Measure the height on both the left and right hand sides and down the middle as they often differ. Use the greater height.

  • SLOPED WALLS

    Measure the greatest width and height of the wall from edge to edge, ignoring and slopes. The photo wall mural will be cut away from the slope during installation.

  • WALLS WITH DOORS, WINDOWS AND OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS

    Again, simply measure the full width and height of the wall as described previously. Areas for doors, walls, light switches and other obstacles will be cut away during installation.

  • Need Help?

    If you have any questions simply contact us and we will be happy to advise

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Selecting the Right Material

At Wallbeard we offer a choice of materials to suit any location, situation and budget.

All of our wallpapers are hard wearing and, above all, easy to install. You won’t need a pasting table and just two people can install your mural in less than an hour on an average size wall, straight out of the box.

  • Paste the Wall PVC Wallcovering

    A PVC coated non-woven wallpaper designed specifically for digital printed wall murals and decorative panels. Just paste the wall and apply. Ideal for heavy traffic areas.

    • Easy to adjust during installation, won’t rip or tear
    • No mess, no table – just apply wallpaper paste to the wall and hang your wallpaper straight out of the box
    • Weight: 250gsm
    • Fire Rating: B-S1-d0
  • Spray & Up Digital Wallcovering

    A high quality wallpaper which gives a semi-gloss to matte finish. Simply spray the wall with water and apply!

    • Easy to adjust during installation, won’t rip or tear
    • Reposition and realign during first 10 minutes
    • No mess, no table – just spray the wall with water and hang your wallpaper straight out of the box
    • Easy to remove, causing no damage to your wall
    • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: 100% PVC free
    • Weight: 150gsm
    • Fire Rating: B-S1-d0
  • Peel & Stick Wallpaper

    A self-adhesive wallpaper offering a fantastic finish for your murals and simple application.

    Benefits

    • Can be installed in less than an hour by two people on a standard wall
    • No mess – no paste or table required
    • Easy to adjust during installation, won’t rip or tear
    • Permanent solution yet easy to remove with no residue or need for scraping
    • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: PVC and chlorine free
    • Thickness: 180µ
    • Fire Rating: B1

    Learn More about Peel & Stick

  • Need Help?

    If you have any questions simply contact us and we will be happy to advise

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Installing Your Photo Wall Mural

Once you have measured your walls, selected your material and chosen your photo wall mural image, you can place your order online with us, customising the mural to suit your requirements using our easy to use tools. We’ll begin producing your wallpaper and you can prepare for installation.

  • How to prepare your wall

    To ensure your photo wall mural looks its absolute best and lasts as long as possible, you should ensure the wall is properly prepared in advance.

    Paste the Wall

    Ideally your photo wall mural would be installed on clean, dry, smooth plaster that has been finished with a good quality neutral primer. For best results we recommend cross lining walls prior to hanging this paper.

    Spray & Up and Peel & Stick

    Ideally your photo wall mural would be installed on clean, dry, smooth plaster that has been finished with a good quality neutral primer. Do not use lining paper underneath your mural.

    Murals can be installed on matt emulsion paint only if necessary. Use white or off-white so there are no bright or bold colours behind your mural.

    We strongly recommend leaving paint for 2-3 weeks to dry if freshly painted to allow any gasses to dissipate.

    Once your mural has been delivered, you can begin installation. We recommend two people hang the wallpaper together to ensure the best results and avoid any costly mistakes.

  • WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    The following steps apply to Paste the Wall products.

    • Wallpaper Paste
    • Towel
    • Tape Measure
    • Sprit Level
    • Sharp Knife
    • Roller
    • Pencil
    • Brush
    • A helper
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

    When you receive your wall mural you will have everything you need to ensure it can be installed properly.

    What's in the box?

    • – Your wall mural panels, individually wrapped, labelled and numbered
    • – Your wall mural image, divided into panels and numbered so no mistakes can be made
    • – Instructions on how best to hang your choice of wallpaper type
  • STEP 1

    Your photo wall mural will be supplied cut to size in panels and it’s best to lay them out flat and leave them to rest for a few hours to prevent curling.

  • STEP 2

    Measure out from a wall corner 2cm less than the width of your supplied panels and us e a plumb line or spirit level to draw a vertical line from ceiling to floor. This gives you a straight edge from which to line up your first panel of wall mural.

  • STEP 3

    Apply wallpaper paste to the area the first panel will cover using a medium pile paint roller. Apply the first panel, taking care to match up with your guideline, and smooth down with the soft brush or a slightly damp sponge to remove any bubbles or wrinkles. Take care not to squeeze any paste out at the edges. If you do, wipe clear with a clean cloth.

  • STEP 4

    Repeat this process for each panel, applying paste ONLY to the area of the panel you’re hanging and taking care to match up the pattern or image without overlapping the paper – all panels are supplied edge to edge and are not designed to overlap. Smooth each panel with the soft brush or slightly damp sponge as you hang it.

  • STEP 5

    When all panels have been hung, trim any excess paper at the edges, top and bottom and around fixtures, fittings and slopes with a sharp knife and remove any excess paste with a damp sponge or clean cloth.

  • Need Help?

    If you have any questions simply contact us and we will be happy to advise

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