RICE PAPER GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Rice Paper | Coated Paper | Foil | Mylar | Vinyl | Kraft | Non-Woven

MAINTENANCE

PATTERNS: Agate, Frottage, Granite Paper;
THIS PRODUCT IS HAND MADE ORGANIC FIBER RICE PAPER AND MAY BE CLEANED BY DUSTING WITH DUSTER OR DRY CLOTHS. IT SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO CHEMICALS OR WATER.

PATTERN: Dye Versions;
THIS PRODUCT IS HAND MADE ORGANIC FIBER RICE PAPER WITH ACRYLIC COAT AND MAY BE CLEANED BY DAMP WIPING WITH MILD DETERGENT.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This product uses hand-made sheets of Japanese paper that are dried and bleached by the sun. Each sheet is slightly different from each other and each batch of paper may vary in color, weight, or other characteristics. Also, there may be surface irregularities on some sheets. These are typical of hand-made papers but if found objectionable may be masked during application.

Each sheet of wall paper is decorated by hand. Inks are mixed in small quantities, on a per order basis, to ensure quality of components with limited shelf life.

Variance in paper and ink colors from lot to lot must be expected. Please do not a mechanical regularity. Be sure to order a sufficient quantity to complete your job…. Exact matching subsequent orders cannot be guaranteed. Neither do we guarantee this product against color change, wear, shrinkage or other changes resulting from conditions in area of application.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

WALL PREPARATION:
Because wall papers are somewhat translucent it is important that surfaces to be covered are evenly primed. We recommend alkyd oil-base seal or oil-base paint. New sheetrock must be completely dry and primed. A smooth surface is not necessary—some of the most effective applications have been accomplished over skip-trowelled walls.

Keep in mind that the color of the undercoat may affect the over-all color of the finished wall. (Use this quality to your advantage and manipulate the finished wall color by sealing with a chromatic paint.)

ADHESIVES:
High quality pre-mixed vinyl adhesive is recommended. Be sue that poase is not allowed to stain the surface of the paper. (In bathroom applications, addition of fungicide should be considered whenever possible.) Do not rub surfaces with damp sponge or rag unless transparent overcoat has been used.

APPLICATION:
YANGKI RICE PAPERS are intended to have overlapped deckled edges. It is important that you systematically plan the application of each sheet to the wall. We suggest laying out several sheets on the floor and grade for color and flow. When you have arrived at the look you desire, pin a row of sheets onto the wall and step back to look. A few minutes spent in planning and a little extra care in keeping the overlap even can assure satisfaction with your completed installation. (To trim just fold and lay a straight edge on the fold, run a damp sponge down it, tear down the straight edge and this leaves an irregular edge that blends with the deckle edges of the full sheets.)

WALL PAPERS MUST BE HUNG DRY:
Apply paste to the wall, not the paper. Paste only a reasonable working area (space for application of two or three sheets) and smooth the paper from the center to the outer edges using a dry long nap paint roller or dry sponge. (Some installers have suggested that a short roller length helps to avoid bubbling but must be handles with extra care so as not to tear into the sheet surface.) When necessary, trim with a sharp razor and metal straight edged guide as each sheet is applied.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR BATHROOM APPLICATIONS:
Because this paper is made from organic fiber it is more than usually susceptible to mildew. We therefore suggest that it only be used in bathrooms with good ventilation and that it be sealed with a transparent waterproofer of some sort after hanging. Addition of fungicide to paste is also suggested.

PLEASE NOTE that rice papers are only fragile when wet.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BACK THE RICE PAPER OR BLANK STOCK THE WALLS UNLESS THEY ARE IN VERY POOR CONDITION.

 


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