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Ceilings must be strong enough to hold the weight of Lincrusta. A minimum of two people are recommended for this task with a maximum of hanging 2 metres at a time.
Cut to fit into the corner. Hang the remaining off-cut to a plumb line on the adjacent wall, trimming to fit in corner. Trim any areas of high relief in the corner at 45° angle to fit.
For gently rounded corners, Lincrusta can be smoothed round in one piece. Where the angle is sharp, cut the Lincrusta to finish flush at the corner. Hang the remaining off- cut to a plumb line on adjacent wall, equal to the minimum width of off- cut. Fill any gaps at the external corner using Linseed putty.
Use a sharp knife and metal straight edge to remove the selvedge on Lincrusta wallcoverings, friezes and dado panels.
Lincrusta adhesive is specially formulated for the product and thus, is highly recommended. The glue can be bought in 1 litre and 5 litre sizes.
1 litre = 1 roll of Lincrusta (5.3 square metres) coverage
After hanging, allow the Lincrusta to dry for 24 hours.
To remove grease from the surface you can use white spirit or turps and then leave to dry overnight. Alternatively you can use, “Lincrusta surface degreaser” to remove grease, wash off after 10 minutes, and then leave for 2 hours before priming.
You can use water and oil-based paints. For water-based paints use acrylic primer first, for oil-based paints use oil-based primer.
Lincrusta can be repainted
Although Lincrusta DIY is encouraged, it is a specialist product with some specific requirements so a specialist installer is preferable to ensure the highest quality.
Watch this video for advice on installing your Lincrusta wallcovering. For more videos and instructions visit the official Lincrusta site at www.lincrusta.com