Wallpaper hanging instructions - Farrow and Ball - Etoffe.com

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All Farrow & Ball wallpapers are produced with the brands own paint. Without posing any danger to the environment, it is applied onto FSC-approved paper.


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 Farrow and Ball wallpapers are manufactured using traditional methods. The base colours are applied by brush, giving the paper a unique textured finish. The patterns are applied using environmentally friendly paints, using traditional reservoir and block printing techniques.

Although the Farrow & Ball quality control department takes all necessary precautions, it is recommended that you systematically verify that none of the rolls are damaged and that the colours and wallpaper are satisfactory.

Papers can be rolled in either direction. You must ensure that the pattern is running in the right direction prior to hanging. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.


We regret that we can no longer accept liability for any faults whatsoever once the paper has been hung. After having hung 3 or 4 drops (maximum 1 roll), check that there are no defects, as we will not be able to compensate you if you apply more than one roll.



Remove any traces of dust, flaked paint or old wallpaper. Irregularities and cracks should be filled with a suitable filler. All surfaces must be dry and clean. Damp walls must be treated prior to hanging the wallpaper. 

The wallpapers weigh 140g/m2 and are considered to be medium to heavy papers. However, a liner paper can be used if the walls are very irregular.


Dark colours

Be careful when hanging dark coloured wallpapers If the drops are not perfectly joined the edges may be visible against a lighter background. A good tip is to paint a strip of emulsion in a similar colour on the wall where the edges of the paper will join.



- Check the repetition of the patterns prior to cutting the drops to the length of the wall, allowing an additional 5 to 7 centimetres for when trimming the drops at the top and bottom.

- Adhesive:  F&B advises that you use a Farrow & Ball wallpaper adhesive, perfectly suited for the brand's wallpapers. This is a powder adhesive packaged in a tube, which also serves as a measuring jug. Each tube allows you to hang up to 5 rolls of wallpaper. However, it is not essential that you use a special adhesive; any adhesive suitable for wallpapers weighing more than 140g/m2 will suffice.

- If in doubt, always adhere to the adhesive manufacturer's instructions regarding heavier papers. Apply an even layer onto the paper, making sure that the edges are well covered.

- The wallpaper must be left to soak for 5 minutes until it has softened. If the paper becomes too damp, it will shrink once it has dried.

- You must avoid stretching the paper when hanging, as it will retract upon drying. When the adhesive is too runny or if an insufficient quantity is applied onto the paper, excessive stretching may occur.

 All rolls of wallpaper are numbers and must be hung one after the other in sequence. Traces of adhesive remaining on the paper may form shinier stains as all Farrow & Ball papers feature a traditional flat finish. Before it dries makes sure that any excess adhesive has been completely removed.



Farrow & Ball wallpapers can be hung in bathrooms. Nonetheless, ambient conditions differ from one room to the next, in particular regarding the general level of humidity.

In this regard, neither Farrow & Ball nor Etoffe.com can guarantee these wall papers in every situation. Customers planning to hang this wallpaper in a room of this type should carefully evaluate the overall situation in the room and then carry out the work at their own risk.

Farrow & Ball are not suitable for areas of high humidity. The ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens may be sufficient. The papers are not waterproof, although they are wipeable.



Farrow & Ball wallpapers are covered in a varnish that allows for light cleaning with a soft damp cloth.

Be careful when using household cleaning products as they can cause fading if they come into contact with printed metallic wallpapers.


For trailed or striped wallpapers: when hanging a trailed wallpaper produced using a traditional reservoir printing technique, it is important to invert each new drop. There is a risk of a "stripe effect" where a dark edge meets a lighter edge.



?Technical advice is provided in good faith and is intended as a guide, but does not offer any guarantees. We cannot accept any liability regarding the result achieved once the product is applied beyond the value of the products we have supplied. This does not affect your consumer rights?.

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