Before hiring an installer, share our instructions with any potential leads to ensure they are experienced with double cutting and know how to work with untrimmed paper.
Receive professional measurements
Before ordering wallpaper, have a professional wallpaper installer on site, to measure the space. An installer will confirm how much wallpaper to order by assessing the area and its architectural elements such as staircases, windows, doors, chair rail, etc.
Installation practices vary, which dictates the amount of paper your installer will need to complete the job.
Confirm measurements with your installer prior to purchasing. Installation practices vary, which dictates the amount of paper needed to complete the job.
Please note that we will not automatically include any overages to your order estimations and the exact measurements listed on your invoice is what will be printed. This is a concrete figure. We strongly recommend ordering 10-20% overage (or at least one additional panel) for installation ease. Likewise, because wallpaper runs can vary slightly in color depending on when the job is printed, we recommend ordering any extra panels with your initial order vs. planning to place an add on order at a later date. We are able to add additional panels onto an existing order, but we cannot guarantee that the the colors will be a perfect match. We take great care to use the same printer and dye lot from your original order for accuracy, but the best option is to order additional panels with the original order.
We highly recommend ordering a sample to confirm color and paper type prior to placing your order. Computer screens register color differently and seeing a sample in person is highly recommended because all sales are final.
We carefully inspect each product before shipment. When your order arrives, inspect your order within 5 days of receiving it. Start by verifying the pattern and quantity before opening the first roll. Then, check the wallpaper for any issues. Find something thatʼs not right? Stop immediately (donʼt ever install defective material) and contact us so we can correct your order. If drop it MODERN is not made aware of any issues within this 5 day window, any potential replacement order would be at the liability of the customer. Please note, we will require the defective material to be sent back to us for inspection.
Read Before Installing
Inspect your order within five (5) days of receiving it. If drop it MODERN is not made aware of any issues within this 5 day window, any potential replacement order would be at the customers liability. Verify the pattern and quantity before opening the first roll. Check the wallpaper for any issues. Find something that’s not right? Stop immediately (do not install defective material) and contact us so we can correct your order. If no defect is evident before installation, the material should be inspected after the first three (3) panels are installed. Product must be installed by a professional installer experienced with double cutting. drop It MODERN is not responsible for errors in paper due to incorrect trimming or hanging practices. If any defect is evident at this time (or at any point in the installation) no additional material should be hung until drop it MODERN is notified. No claims will be allowed for more than 3 panels on the wall. No labor claims will be allowed at any time. Please note, we will require the defective material to be sent back to us for inspection.
Another item to note is that computer and phone screens register color differently, we always recommend ordering a sample before purchasing to confirm you like the printed version, its paper type and color output. We highly recommend ordering a sample to confirm these details prior to placing your order. If your wall covering has arrived and the color isn’t what you expected, we cannot accept returns, exchanges or refunds in this case, all sales are final.
Before hiring an installer, share our instructions to make sure they are experienced with double cutting and know how to work with untrimmed wallpaper.
Why we use untrimmed papers
Our papers are untrimmed with a 1" overlap on both sides of the panel (30"W untrimmed papers provide 26" nominal use / 54"W untrimmed papers provide 52" nominal use).
This overlap serves three purposes:
1. Damage Prevention. Selvedge edges (the 1” white trim margins on the vertical sides of your roll) are provided to protect the wall covering from damage during shipping and installation. Without this cushion, the likelihood of damage to the raw edges of the wallpaper is high. This protective border must be removed prior to installation.
2. High Quality Installation. Trimming on the wall is preferred by skilled installers only. This is the preferred method of installation because it offers completely complete control over a number of installation variables that naturally will arise.
3. Perfect Seams. drop it MODERN® wallpapers are designed for a perfectly butted seam installation via double cutting. All wallpapers are provided untrimmed. Be sure to hire an installer who is experienced in specialized trimming methods for optimal results.
Double cutting trim method
Double cutting is a specialized practice that allows for a perfect “butted seam” with no hairline errors or unmatched panels when preformed properly. It is essential to hire an installer who is skilled in this craftsmanship especially for commercial installations where large walls and bowing could be a factor. Double cutting is a specialized practice for seasoned installers only, it is not for beginners and is a requirement for all drop it MODERN wallpaper installations.
Tip: when working with our papers installers will need to take extra care in using single-edged, freshly sharpened razor blades so the paper does not rip while trimming.
These instructions are for preventative maintenance. We recommend using a protective topcoat during installation to prevent stains. As needed, clean wallpaper with warm water and a non-abrasive, microﬁber cloth using light pressure. We suggest blotting, or very minimal rubbing as the paper can easily start to peel off if the motion is too aggressive. Do not use active solvent type cleaning solutions. Dry panel after with lint free cloth or towel. Grease and oil stains are unlikely to come out. Do not use any abrasive tools that may scratch the paper. Do not use gestures that would make the paper pill. We are unable to replace wallpaper damaged by improper cleaning.