Our cotton/poly woven canvas murals are wonderful to work with, with zero shrinkage from side-to-side (horizontally) and extremely minimal at top and bottom (vertically) — less than .05%. We provide approximately .5-1” imagery overlap on each side and 2-3” at tops and bottoms of each panel, indicated by trim marks on margins.

The mural panels have been coated with a water based, matte UV protective varnish, but care must still be taken not to scratch or abrade the surface (brushes should be used, not hard sweeps) — treat it gently, as you would any fine high-end scenic paper.

All panels are numbered, and must exactly follow the plan on the elevations provided (example below).

Every installation is unique and may require a different approach due to varied conditions (to be determined by your professional wallpaper installer), and while Maria Trimbell Murals assumes no responsibility for techniques and materials used or the overall quality of work provided by your installer (the installer holds final responsibility for a successful installation), the following tips from professionals who have worked with the goods may be helpful:

1. PRIME WALLS with water based Bullseye 1-2-3 or Zinsser wallpaper primer (or similar —do not use oil based, as it can leach oil). Overnight drying is recommended.

2. LAY OUT THE ROOM side by side on tables or a large clean open floor space, and have a plan before you do anything so you can make sure the panels run and stop properly in corners. A 16th inch wraparound in corners is recommended.

3. DRY HANG: no liner paper needed if true strip-ability is not a requirement. Size walls with a thin coat of paste (such as Roman 2-3-4, Roman 880, or Roman 838), let it dry, then apply a thin coat to walls and hang the panels. This helps the Mural panels stay on the walls with not much slippage when mounting, and prevents shrinkage.

4. DRY TRIM rather than double cut, to avoid cutting into walls (some installers may prefer double-cutting, so this is just a suggestion — if double-cutting, take great care to avoid getting any paste on the previously hung panel).

If you do not have an experienced installer, you can search for one in your location with this Wallcovering Installers Association - Wallcovering installer locator: