Wallpaper How -To s

CALCULATIONS & INSTALLATION

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How much wallpaper should I order?

To begin with, always order a swatch first of the design, colourway and base material combination you plan to use for your project.

To calculate how many rolls you need to order to cover the space, measure the WIDTH of the space.

To make the calculations easier, record the measurement in FEET. 1ft = 12 inches = 30cm 

Divide this measurement by 2.

(as each roll of wallpaper is always 2ft wide)

Example calculations: 

The WIDTH of the wall is 11ft wide.
11 divided by 2 = 5.5 .... then round this UP to the nearest full number. ie. 5.5= 6 <---- this is the NUMBER of rolls you need if the wall is 11ft wide.

To work out the roll LENGTH you need, measure the HEIGHT of the wall (ignoring all windows, doors or openings to ensure that the pattern repeats seamlessly).
eg: From ceiling to floor, the wall is 8ft high = you need to order 9ft long rolls.

Wallpaper should always be installed from the left side of the room to the right. There are links to the installation videos on the info page (link above)

Why? 

Because this wallpaper is designed to slightly overlap on the long sides, approx 1cm of the right edge of the left hand roll lays under the left edge of the right hand roll.

Frequently asked questions

How Much Wallpaper do I need?

I'm using the wallpaper for drawer liners... how much do I order?


I can help you work out how much paper you will need. The wallpaper rolls have a fixed width of 2ft = 24" (61cm) and the lengths available are 1ft, 3ft, 9ft or 12ft.
I can rotate the printed design so that it lays along the length of the paper so that you can cut your drawer liners using the length of the roll to cover the width of the drawer and the print will be the right way up when the liner is installed in the drawer. How deep & wide are the drawers? ... if you are only lining the base of the drawer
How many drawers will you be lining? example calculations: 2 drawers 26 inches wide x 14 inches deep You will need to use rotated rolls to cover the 26 inch width in a single panel of wallpaper (no joins), therefore you need (2) x 3ft long rolls with a rotated print (if ordering a directional print)




How do I calculate how much wallpaper I need?


To begin with, always order a swatch first of the design, colourway and base material combination you plan to use for your project. To calculate how many rolls you need to order to cover the space, measure the WIDTH of the space. To make the calculations easier, record the measurement in FEET. 1ft = 12 inches = 30cm Divide this measurement by 2. (as each roll of wallpaper is always 2ft wide) Example calculations: The WIDTH of the wall is 11ft wide.
11 divided by 2 = 5.5 .... then round this UP to the nearest full number. ie. 5.5= 6 <---- this is the NUMBER of rolls you need if the wall is 11ft wide.
To work out the roll LENGTH you need, measure the HEIGHT of the wall (ignoring all windows, doors or openings to ensure that the pattern repeats seamlessly).
eg: From ceiling to floor, the wall is 8ft high = you need to order 9ft long rolls.





Which Wallpaper should I use?

What is WOVEN wallpaper?


Also called Peel & Stick wallpaper. Self adhesive polyester textile with subtle woven texture on top surface. Perfect for use as wallpaper for feature walls, drawer liners, shelf liners, cut and stick wall decals, and for craft and home decor projects 100% opaque white PVC-free polyester textile with adhesive backing - peel off the backing paper before applying to surface. 24 inches (61 cm) wide, available in 4 lengths via my website: 1ft, 3ft, 9ft, 12ft with free shipping to Australia. Discounted shipping elsewhere. Formaldehyde-, phthalate-, and PVC-free Perfect for accent walls, drawer liners, shelf liners, wall or tech decals, craft and home dec projects NOTE: Not recommended for use on even slightly textured walls or over top of scrubbable paints. For children’s rooms and nurseries, we recommend using the Smooth wallpaper. Printed at Spoonflower in Durham, NC, USA. ​ ----------------- $8.00 USD/foot (via Spoonflower) Dimensions (Imperial): 24 inches wide Available in lengths of 1 foot, 3, 9 or 12 feet Dimensions (Metric): 61 cm wide Available in lengths of 100 cm, 260 cm, 310 cm, 400 cm




What is SMOOTH wallpaper?


Smooth wallpaper is perfect for use as wallpaper and for crafts and home decor projects. Can also be used for custom posters and gift wrap paper. Opaque white paper with a water-activated adhesive backing. ​24 inches (61 cm) wide, available in 4 lengths via my website: 1ft, 3ft, 9ft, 12ft
with free shipping to Australia. Discounted shipping elsewhere. Eco-friendly, FSC Certified, formaldehyde-, phthalate-, and PVC-free.
To install, simply soak the pre-pasted back of the paper in water to activate adhesive and apply to wall. Instructions included with order. Easily removable. Made in the USA of imported and U.S. materials and printed at Spoonflower in Durham, NC, USA. ​---------------------------
$6.00 USD/foot (via Spoonflower) ​Dimensions (Imperial):
24 inches wide
Available in lengths of 1 foot, 3, 9 or 12 feet Dimensions (Metric):
61 cm wide
Available in lengths of 100 cm, 260 cm, 310 cm, 400 cm




Can I order a swatch?


Yes, I always encourage you to try samples before committing to ordering longer rolls. Computer monitors aren't the best way to determine how a printed colour will look on wallpaper and it is possible that the colour and/or size may not be exactly what you were expecting. Order a SMOOTH wallpaper sample here Order a WOVEN wallpaper sample here (choose the smallest options from the drop down menu. A swatch =1ft length) Order 2 samples (1 of each material) here





About the Designer

Who illustrates all these designs?


Me! I'm Lauren. The one woman sewing factory and fabric designer of Thistle and Fox. When you send an email to Thistle and Fox, I'm the one who reads it, writes and sends a reply. When you place an order for something handmade, I'm the one who makes it and sends the parcel to you. When you purchase my fabrics you are supporting an independent designer and maker, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Aside from a few designs based on vintage illustrations from the public domain, all the designs in my portfolio are based on my own hand drawn illustrations and designs. Illustration, design and making are my passions. When I read feedback and see the wonderful photos from customers who are loving using their handmade products from my little business I could not be happier! You can read more About me and follow me on instagram @thistleandfox for a behind the scenes look at Thistle and Fox.





Printing

Where are your wallpapers printed?


All my wallpaper designs are printed by Spoonflower USA. They are custom printed on demand using an eco friendly process. If you are located in Australia, Europe or the UK, your wallpaper order will be printed on demand in Berlin by Spoonflower. You can learn more about the wallpaper printing process & eco friendly practices on the Spoonflower website. For US customers, please place your order via my Etsy shop to claim the free shipping offer for orders over $50USD. Australian customers can order via this website to claim free shipping on any wallpaper order.





Shipping

What are the shipping costs for wallpaper?


For US customers, please place your order via my Etsy shop to claim the free shipping offer for orders over $50USD. Australian customers can order via this website to claim free shipping on any wallpaper order.




Where do you ship to?


Wallpaper is available for shipping worldwide if you order via the Spoonflower website. Orders placed via Thistle and Fox can only be shipped to Australia & NZ. For US customers, please place your order via my Etsy shop to claim the free shipping offer for orders over $50USD.




Why aren't you shipping internationally at the moment?


Dear International customers, Shipping logistics are tricky at the moment with many items sent internationally taking many weeks to be delivered. However, you can shop for my designs from suppliers and makers located closer to where you live! Please shop for my designs via Spoonflower. There are also many printed on demand products available via Society6 & Redbubble.




I'm in Australia, How long will it take for my order to arrive?


If you have ordered your fabric via this website or my Etsy shop your fabric will be shipped from the USA 10-15 days after you placed your order. It then normally takes between 3-4 weeks to be delivered to most locations in Australia. Delivery delays due to COVID are possible. If you need your fabric order faster, please contact me. There are faster shipping options available. Price for express production and shipping starts at an additonal $15 for the first yard/metre of fabric.




I live elsewhere, how long will it take for my order to arrive?


The answer to this question depends on where you have ordered the fabric from and which location the fabric/wallpaper will be shipped to. If you live in the USA and have ordered your fabric/wallpaper via my Etsy shop, your order will likely arrive within 15-21 calendar days after placing your order. If you live in Europe or the UK, your fabric order will usually be shipping from the Berlin Spoonflower headquarters. I am currently working on opening my UK fabric shop via FashionFormula which should significantly speed up production and shipping times for my UK customers.





General FAQ

Do you have any wallpaper in stock in your studio?


Sorry, no. ALL wallpapers in my shop are printed on demand. This means there's no waste which is better for the environment and the design can be customized (design scale, orientation, colours) so it will be perfect for its intended use. With a portfolio of over 2000 designs and 3 choices of materials to be printed on, I could not possibly keep them all in stock in my little studio. Need a customization or want to order a design from my portfolio that you don't see in my shop? Get in touch.




Can I get that design in another colour? Can you change the scale of the design for me?


Yes to both! ​I am happy to make simple adjustments to background colors or the scale of any of my existing designs.* You'll need to contact me before checkout so I can make these changes for you before the fabric order is placed as it automatically goes into production when ordered via the Spoonflower site. When contacting me please include in your message: the name of the design ( a link to the design is even better!) your color preference or tell me how large or small (in inches or centimeters) you need the design to be. For example: "I'd like to order 2 yards of the 'White Pony on Mint' with a baby pink background and I need each pony to be 1 inch wide." * There is no charge for small changes to scale or background colour. For more extensive changes there may be a small fee to cover my time. Please get in touch with your request.





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