Media concerned : Dot Adhesive
Important: check your decor before installation
The PaperMint teams check your order with the utmost attention before shipping. Nevertheless, in order to avoid any possible mistake, we advise you to check your decor before installation.
The implementation, by you or the installer, engages your responsibility with regard to these products.
Manufacturing tolerances are 1/1000, i.e. 1 mm per metre. This type of deviation is imperceptible if the strips are correctly centred, so we advise you to check this point before gluing.
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The material for applying adhesive
Composition and characteristics :
The ID DOT adhesive is a matt white PVC film classified fireproof Bs1d0, water resistant (it can be applied on bathroom tiles including in a shower).
The micro-spots of adhesive on the back allow a good adhesion to the support, and easily expel air bubbles.
It is removable, you can take it off and then reposition it as you wish.
The ID DOT adhesive is printed with HP Latex inks (water-based), they guarantee a healthy interior without pollutants.
ID DOT adhesive is washable with a sponge and clear water.
ID DOT adhesive can be applied in a kitchen splashback, or in the bathroom (including in a shower) with a few precautions for use.
The PVC film is watertight but infiltration is always possible at the level of the joints. The installation support must be perfectly watertight to avoid infiltration.
Quick and easy to apply
Like all adhesives, ID DOT has to be applied with a 5 mm overlap at the joint of each strip.
ID DOT adhesive is particularly indicated for covering non-porous surfaces (glass, metal, Plexiglas, laminate...) and is suitable for application on paint, wood, medium.
Avoid laying on dirty or dusty surfaces. Partitions must not be left rough or just coated, they must be painted.
Our papers are covering, but it is better to lay on a painted wall in a plain way without any marks.
Preparation and control of the strips before installation
Pre-cut strips ready to install
These strips are cut and connected to the dimensions indicated and in the quantities provided on your order.
They are generally classified in order (reference of the strips on the back or bottom according to production for non-repetitive patterns or special compositions) and packaged in a single roll.
Before you start laying: Check that you have all the strips, that the joints are correct, that the height and other aspects (paper, colours, etc.) are in accordance with your request.
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Ideally, two people should be operated on.
Check that the surface is clean, dry and dust-free.
The painted supports must be of good quality, although repositionable the glue generates a minimum of tension which can peel off paint splinters if it or its coating is not done correctly.
Make sure that the strips are well centred on the wall, do not start with a whole strip if you need to have a small strip at the end of the wall; it is better to distribute the width to be covered between the first and last strip in order to have a more balanced decoration.
We recommend starting with the second strip for your panel.
Using the plumb line or spirit level, determine the vertical for the first strip, avoiding the angle of the wall if there is one, as it may not be perfectly straight.
We recommend marking marks with a pencil to ensure the verticality of the first strip, however these can be seen through the transparency; you must then gently lift the part of the strip concerned without deforming the PVC film, erase the marks, reapply the strip and press it down well.
Peel off 1 third of your strip (unless contraindicated) starting from the top of the strip, cut the detached part of the liner (the backing paper).
Apply the top of the strip with the help of the marks you have made on the backing paper (be careful of the possible transparency). Lay your first strip, keeping a 5 cm margin in height if necessary to prevent any differences in the height of the wall.
Remove any bubbles or folds with the flat of your hand or a squeegee.
In all application operations, take care not to make marks by bending or rubbing the PVC film too hard.
If you are not satisfied with the installation, you can peel off the strip and start again, but be careful not to pull too hard as this could deform the PVC film.You can repeat the installation, removal and repositioning of a strip as many times as necessary.
Then overlap the next strip on a 10mm strip, taking care to connect the visual.
Then repeat the different steps with the next strips.
Cut off excess adhesive using a ruler and a cutter.
Check that the substrate is clean, dry and dust-free.
The painted supports must be of good quality, although repositionable the glue generates a minimum of tension which can peel off paint chips if it or its coating is not done correctly.
Peel off the sticker, or the upper part of the sticker if its size is more than 20 x 20cm.
Apply the entire sticker or the top of the sticker, then remove the bubbles or folds with the flat of the hand or a squeegee.
In all application operations, take care not to make marks by folding or rubbing the PVC film too hard.
If you are not satisfied with the installation, you can take off the sticker and start again, but be careful not to pull too hard, otherwise the PVC film may be deformed.