Chinoiserie Application and Removal
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Tempaper is recommended for smoothe surfaces that are in good condition and have been primed and pained with a satin or semi-gloss finish. Clean surface by wiping it with a damp cloth or wet rag, making sure surface is fully dried before application. For an easier install, remove switch plates and outlet covers prior to installation making sure to turn off electricity at source prior to removal.
If applying to a surface that has been painted with a zero VOC paint, wiping surface with a 1:1 Isopropyl alcohol and water solution prior to application may help with adhesion.
Before you begin, we recommend laying out your panels in correspondence to the enclosed panel guide and the information on the backside of each panel.
SURFACES NOT RECOMMENDED
- Matte, flat, and low sheen paints
- Textured surfaces
- Exterior surfaces
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Surface
- Ruler or straight edge
- Step stool
- Tape Measure
1. Using a level, mark a vertical guide down the length of surface.
2. Following the panel guide, peel back 3-4 ft. of the backing on the first panel.
3. Begin at the top edge aligning paper with your vertical guide to ensure a straight application.
4. Use a squeegee to smooth paper to surface working from the center out. Tempaper can be repositioned as needed to ensure pattern alignment and to eliminate bubbling.
5. Continue in 3-4 foot increments peeling and smoothing until you reach the bottom edge of your surface.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 making sure to align pattern with each consecutive panel until the surface has been fully covered.
*Please note: each panel includes a 1/8” overlap for ease of application and to avoid splitting seams in environments that can be subject to temperature variances.
7. Trim where needed with a craft knife to complete your application.
Starting with any corner, firmly peel up or down slowly parallel to the surface.
Tempaper has been tested on and successfully removed from various surface types and conditions. LolliProps Inc. may not be held responsible for damaged surfaces or for difficulty of removal.