As they say, the right tools for the job, make easy work.
We’ve made a short list of tools and materials that will help you to get the job done smoothly.
Leveling & Alignment
You have 3 standard options. A straight edge level, 3ft or longer is preferred. A plumb bob, which is basically a string and a weight... and the best option, a laser level. These can be found at any home improvement hardware store or borrow from a friend that likes to build stuff!
You're going to need a way to press the material to your surface. Luckily, we provide a Felt-tipped wallpaper hanging squeegee with every order!
A sharp pair of scissors and Razor blade should do the trick. Be sure to install a new blade before you start. This way your cuts are clean and smooth.
Marking & Hanging
A measuring tape will be your best friend. You should also keep a roll of masking tape and a sharp pencil nearby. If you’re installing large pieces and you’re not using a laser level, you might want to have a chalk line. This is a standard construction tool, and very handy for snapping a straight guideline.
Cleaning your Surface
Most of the time, a lint-free cloth is all you need to remove dust and debris, but if there is any dirt, grease or other gunk, use a 50/50 blend of rubbing alcohol & water to knock it out.
Most of the time, a simple set stool will do the trick, but if you’re going high with your artwork, you’re going to need a ladder. An A-frame is usually sufficient, but for higher applications, you might need a lean-to ladder. We suggest wrapping the two points at the top with hand towels and secure it with some duct tape. This will protect your wall and artwork from possible damage.