What is vinyl wallpaper?

Vinyl wallpaper is made up of a paper layer on which a printed vinyl film is pasted. This material is resistant to water and water vapor, making it suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and playrooms as well as most other spaces in the home or office.

How much wallpaper will I need?

A calculator is available on each of our product pages to provide you with an estimate of how much wallpaper you will need. Alternatively you can calculate it yourself as follows:

Wall height x Wall length = Wall area

e.g. 2.6m x 3m = 7.8m2

Roll size: Roll width x Roll length = Roll area (square meters that can be covered)

e.g. 1m x 15.6m = 15.6m2

Roll area/Wall area

e.g. 15.6/7.8 = 2

You will need 2 – 3 rolls

Remember to consider the pattern repeat and wastage of approximately 20%

What costs are involved?

The total cost is made up of the wallpaper cost and the installation cost. Determine how many meters of wallpaper you need and add the instillation cost. Installation cost is typically in the region of R55 to R80 per square meter, including wallpaper glue. There may be an additional fee for delivery of the wallpaper to you, depending on your location. Delivery fees are are quoted on check out.

Does wallsense have a preferred installer?

Yes, please contact us directly on admin@wallsense.co.za or phone Shelly on 082 385 9000 and we will put you in contact with our installer.

Can wallsense project manage the wallpaper instillation from start to finish?

Yes, project management is available on request. Please contact us directly on admin@wallsense.co.za or phone Shelly on 082 385 9000 and we will quote you.

How long does it take to install wallpaper?

Our wallpaper is 1m wide so there are less joins. This helps speed up the installation time. Expect 1 hour for a 2.6m X 3m wall. If there are windows, doors, plug points, etc. the instillation time increases because these need to be cut into the wallpaper.  

Can I place wallpaper on rough walls?

No your walls need to be plastered or skimmed first. Your walls will need to be prepared as follows:

Cover your rough painted wall with a bonding liquid and apply skimming plaster while the bonding liquid is still sticky. Then, allow the skim plaster to dry properly prior to application of the wall paper. 

We recommend CASOFOUR Handskim plaster to achieve the required smooth surface. CASOFOUR is a well priced, high quality product, which we have used with great success. CASOFOUR is available at CPW (Ceiling & Partition Warehouse – Tel: 010 601 6128) nationwide and at some retail hardware stores. Wallsense is also able to supply CASOFOUR on request.

Can wallsense prepare my walls for me?

Yes, preparing your walls and installing the wallpaper can all be done by us. For a quote please contact us at admin@wallsense.co.za or phone Shelly on 082 385 9000 and we will assist you.

Can I wallpaper my bathroom?

Yes, our wallpaper is vinyl. This means it is vapour and water resistant. However you need to keep in mind that the wallpaper cannot go directly in a shower or have water running directly onto it.

Can I wallpaper my ceiling?

Yes, applying wallpaper to ceilings can be done.

How do you remove the wallsense wallpaper?

Start at the top of the wall. Peel back a corner of the wallpaper and trickle water behind the wallpaper. Allow soaking time of 15 to 30 minutes. As the water softens the glue, the wallpaper will come away from the wall when you peel it off.

How do I remove wallpaper glue from my wall? 

Wallpaper glue is removed with hot soapy water and a scraper. Starch is the main ingredient in all wallpaper glues and it softens after a soak time of 15 to 30 minutes. Use the scraper and water to remove the glue when it has softened.

What is the life expectancy of wallpaper?

Wallpaper life expectancy is typically dependent on the amount of abrasion of scuffing that it is exposed to. Excessive scraping or scratching will cause premature deterioration. Our wallpaper is extremely durable, due the quality of materials used its manufacture as well as the protective vinyl coating used in most ranges. Wallpaper should last at least 5 to 6 years.

Can I stick wall paper or paint over old wallpaper glue?

We do not recommend this. Make sure your walls are clean and free from old wallpaper glue before applying new wallpaper or paint.

Can you hang new wallpaper over old wallpaper?

We do not recommend this. Vinyl wallpaper has a covering that makes it splash resistant and as a result it is a vapour barrier. If you attempt to do so, it is likely that mildew will form between the two layers. Also our wallpapers have rich textures, so underlying patterns or textures could show through.

Shipping / Delivery

Wallsense currently only ships to local addresses within South Africa. For delivery to a destination outside South Africa, please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Delivery is offered free of charge for orders over R500, to most South African towns.

Shipping times vary between 14 and 21 days, which includes a 10 day processing period to prepare your order.

An additional surcharge may be applied for deliveries to chain stores, embassies, government buildings, townships, plots, small holdings and farms. This surcharge may not appear at the time of checkout, however Wallsense will endeavor to advise customers of any additional fees prior to shipping.