Heat can play a significant part in the finished results when decorating – in particular with shrink back. All wallpapers need to be allowed to dry naturally in a well-ventilated room. Accelerating the drying process with excessive heat (e.g. central heating, fan heaters, etc) will cause the paper to dry out too quickly putting the paper under severe tension, causing shrink back of the joins to occur.
Articles in this section
- The wall covering edges won't stick down, how do I stop them keep lifting?
- What effect can heat have when decorating?
- How long should it take for my wallpaper to dry out naturally?
- What causes shrink back (joints to open)?
- What if I have a complaint?
- Should the design on wallpaper always come off the correct way up?
- Why can’t I get the pattern to match?
- What causes bubbles on the wall after hanging?
- How many rolls of wallpaper do I need?
- How do I clean my wallpaper?