Wallcovering Symbol : Why There are Important?

Care Instruction

Every manufacturer has a different approach to labeling this information. These symbols give you instructions on how to care for your wallpaper, how to wash it, and the effect light has on it. As it is crucial that you follow a wallpaper’s instructions, we’ve created this handy cheat sheet to help you identify and understand what each symbol means.


Excess fresh paste can be dabbed away using a damp sponge at the time of hanging. This does not imply that it is possible once the paper is dry.


Light stains can be removed with a damp sponge or cloth. Do not expect this to work for heavy stains like oils, grease or fats.

Extra Washable

Most stains can be removed using soap and a sponge or cloth. Some greasy stains can be removed if scrubbed soon enough.


Heavier stains can be removed using a mild cleaning agent and sponge or brush.

Light Fastness

The symbols guideline to how direct sunlight can affect the wall covering.

Moderate Light Fastness

Moderate resistance to light. Rated numerically at 3 by EN ISO 105-B02

Good Light Fastness

Good resistance to light. Rated numerically at 5 by EN ISO 105-B02

Excellent Loght Fastness

Excellent resistance to light.

Stripping Instruction

Wet Removal

Soak the wallpaper in water or a stripping agent before removing it from the wall. Steaming the wallpaper can also work.


The wallpaper can be removed dry by pulling it away from the wall.

Dry Peel (Easy Peel)

The upper layer of the wallpaper can be peeled away leaving the under layer as liner paper.

Installation Guidelines

The symbols guideline to how to install with some other extra information for the wall covering.

Paste The Paper

Paste the paper is the process of applying the paste directly to the back of the wallpaper, leaving it for its soak time then applying the pasted wallpaper onto the wall.

Paste The Wall

Paste the wall is exactly what it sounds like; you apply the paste directly to the wall then fix the paper on top. Paste the wall wallpaper will often be found with non-woven wallpapers.

Reverse Hang

It is a method often seen with plain or lightly textured wallpapers and quite simply put means you hang each strip in an alternating direction.