The on-trend for smooth unpasted wallpaper is hotter than ever, with ourwallpapers, you can cost-effectively elevate a room's design without renovation. Are you redecorating a home or a place of business? Whatever your taste, there are wallpaper ideas for anything with us. 


Do you have young kids who draw on walls with pencils or crayons, or do they spill food on walls, and you don't have any control over them? In that case, you should go with Peel and stick wallpaper as they are washable and easy to clean. But if you have teenage children and have to deal with mild or moderate stains or dust, it's better to go with traditional wallpaper because they are affordable compared to Peel and stick wallpaper which can also be cleaned with a damp cloth. 


Mild stains are easy to clean on smooth unpasted wallpaper, whereas tough stains are easy to clean on Peel and stick wallpaper. At The Inspire Decor, we sell both Peel and stick and Traditional Unpasted wallpaper.


Wallpaper makes a statement, which can be intimidating for many people. Our traditional wallpapers are a great choice if you like to stay with one kind of design for the long term and save money on wallpaper. They work better on smooth, dry, clean, and primed walls.



Smooth Unpasted Wallpaper


Unpasted wallpapers are non-woven and made of paper pulp material. It has no adhesive on the back. Before the installation, you need to apply glue on the back. The pasting technique produces the longest-lasting results. Unpasted wallpaper typically has a thicker backing, which makes the material more durable and less likely to fall. 


We recommend hiring a professional installer to make the wallpaper installation process smooth and mess-free. Experienced installers can install the wallpaper using suitable glue, which can keep your wallpaper stuck on the wall for long-term results. Also, they know how to handle long prints where you have to apply adhesive yourself.


Traditional wallpaper is simple to remove. Moreover, if they leave any sticky residue behind, you can easily clean them using an appropriate solutions like rubbing alcohol or a mixture of isopropyl and water.



We Offer Two Types Of Traditional Unpasted Wallpaper - Smooth Unpasted And Canvas Unpasted.



 Important To Know


  • Do not use Traditional unpasted wallpaper over textured walls. The walls should be clean, smooth, dust free, and dry before installing the wallpaper. Nailheads, nicks, gouges, and other surface flaws must be filled, sanded smooth, and sealed to guarantee that the installation goes as smoothly as possible. 


  • Our wallpapers are made using paper pulp material with a matte finish. Therefore, they are free of harmful toxic chemicals. They are highly recommended in sensitive environments like nurseries, kid's rooms, schools, hospitals, and hotels. It is made of 90% post-consumer trash and 10% paper fibre. You can try to tear it, but it won't tear easily. Although made of fibre, it is much stronger than regular paper.


  • Don't use smooth unpasted wallpaper in moist spaces like bathrooms. If you want wallpaper in your bathroom, we recommend you use our Peel and stick wallpapers, which are the best for moist spaces.


  • You cannot repositioned the unpasted wallpaper after installation, since the glue won't reactivate.



Top 5 Benefits Of Smooth Unpasted Wallpaper


The exciting benefit of using our smooth unpasted wallpapers are




Our wallpaper is durable and has an extended life. Likewise, the wallpapers are made using thick material. You have to redo your paint every 2 -3 years, whereas unpasted wallpaper can last 10- 15 years.


Eco-Friendly Solution


Our traditional unpasted paper is the greenest option because it contains no PVC or other harmful chemicals.


Budget Friendly


Our traditional wallpapers are more affordable than peel-and-stick wallpaper. In addition, you can save a reasonable amount of money, making it a great budget-friendly option.


Easy To Remove 


Our Unpasted wallpapers are removable without causing any damage to your walls. Use hot water and a wallpaper stripper following the manufacturer's directions to remove the wallpaper. Further, after removing the wallpaper, if you find any sticky residue, you can clean it with any solution like rubbing alcohol or isopropyl.


Easy To Clean


If there is dust or mild stains on your wallpaper, you can easily clean them with a damp cloth. 



Tools Required


These are the needed tools when installing traditional unpasted wallpaper.


 Measurement tape

Cloth or a sponge

Cleaning Solution

Pencil and steel ruler


Utility knife


Adhesive Paste

Paste Brush/ Roller

Sharp Scissors



How To Prepare The Wall And Wallpaper

STEP 1: Inspect Your Order


Even if you are still waiting to install the wallpapers after receiving them, unpack and inspect your order as soon as it arrives.

STEP 2: Always Double-Check

Before installing, please double-check your order's color consistency, panel matching, and pattern repetition.

IMPORTANT: Never Instal Your Wallpaper If You Think There Is Damage Or Any Defect.

STEP 3: Flatten Your Design

Roll out the wallpaper and use any heavy object to press the corners down, so the paper lays flat. Further, let it sit for about an hour.

STEP 4: Prepare The Wall

Remove any protrusions from the wall or surface, including plugs, light covers, vents, nails, and screws. Also, remove any wall decor or wall plates.

STEP 5:  Remove The Furniture

Remove anything that prevents a neat and simple wallpaper installation.

STEP 6: Repair Any Damage

It will help if you use putty to fix any holes, cracks, scratches, or other damage to your walls. Likewise, holes or uneven surfaces could impact the final appearance of the wallpaper. 

STEP 7: Use Sandpaper To Smooth The Walls

Before applying wallpaper, you must lightly sand any texture out of the wall for a clean, smooth finish. 

STEP 8: Clean The Wall

Give your walls a thorough cleaning to get rid of any dirt or oils that may have accumulated using water, detergent, a sponge, or a rag. Finally, let them completely dry.

STEP 9: Prime The Walls

Using primer, the wallpaper can be applied firmly without sticking to the surface of your walls, making the removal simple and damage-free. Additionally, primer stops the wallpaper from showing through the actual wall color. Use a sponge brush to apply an even coat of primer to your walls, then let it completely dry.

How To Install A Smooth Unpasted Wallpaper 

STEP 1: Measure The Wall

Before cutting, measure the dimension of the wall area you're covering. Draw a central plumb line from floor to ceiling.

STEP 2: Calculate How Many Wallpaper Strips You Need

It's simple, divide the total width of the wall by the total width of the wallpaper roll material chosen if you end by in fraction, round it to the nearest whole.

STEP 3: Measure The First Strip Of The Wallpaper

Place your wallpaper colour-side down on a table. If your wallpaper is patterned, mark the back of the wallpaper with a straightedge the location at which you want the pattern to begin (usually at the ceiling).

Measure a length of wallpaper that is the height of the wall plus the 4", being sure to leave a little extra space (we advise 4) above the beginning of your wallpaper's pattern. Cut along the mark made with a straightedge. On the back, make a note of which end of the paper is top and bottom so you can remember later.

STEP 4: Cut all of the wallpaper into full strips.

Measure and cut all of your wallpaper full strips to the same length using your first strip as a reference. Before measuring and cutting, lay your first strip next to the wallpaper roll and align the pattern if your wallpaper has a repeating design. In addition, ensure you leave enough space at the top and bottom of each strip for extra paper.

STEP 5: Prepare The Wallpaper

Apply an even layer of wallpaper paste using a high-quality roller, and follow the installation guideline.

STEP 6: Apply The Wallpaper From The Corner

Always start installing the wallpaper from the corner.

Step 7: Hang Your First Strip Of Wallpaper

Start your installation in the least visible area of the space, such as behind a door or a sizable piece of furniture. Use your putty knife to gently press your first strip of wallpaper into the joint where your wall and ceiling meet, aligning one side of the strip on the plumb line and leaving some extra against the ceiling. 

If your wallpaper has a pattern, align the mark you made earlier at the pattern's beginning against the seam. Moving carefully downward, use your putty knife to gently smooth the paper from the inside out while checking that the wallpaper is plumb along the way. 

It's important to ensure that you're releasing bubbles and wrinkles by smoothing from the center to the corners of the paper. Further, if there are any bubbles, you should carefully pull the paper off the wall and smooth it down again to eliminate them. 

STEP 8: Trim Excess Wallpaper

When you get to the bottom, use your putty knife to make creases in your paper against the walls and ceiling skirting. Either use your utility knife to clip the extra material from each end, or carefully pull it back and use your scissors to cut along the crease.

STEP 9: Clear Up The Extra Adhesive

Make sure that all the sheet's edges are smooth by going over it with your putty knife. Then, wipe away any extra adhesive with a moist sponge.

STEP 10: Repeat The Procedure With Each Wallpaper Strip

Repeat the previous procedure for each additional strip of paper, lining them up tightly against the adjacent strip (by pattern, if appropriate). 

Installation Tips

  • Check the moisture in the wall. It shouldn't exceed 4%(you can use a moisture meter). Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold or mildew, which will not sustain the wallpaper for an extended period.

  • Wallpaper should not be hung over anything that might bleed through the vinyl, such as ballpoint pen markings, wax crayons, ink markers, oil-based stains, or foreign objects. It is important to check painted surfaces for pigment bleed-through. Further, mark the wallpaper or wall with a lead pencil.

  • Glossy surfaces must be sanded until they become dull, or professional R-35 heavy-duty primer should be applied.

  • Install the wallpaper slowly and gently. Seriously you should keep up your patience.

  • Before pasting, hold the strip of wallpaper on the wall and see where you want to paste it and if the pattern matches.

  • When a building is being constructed, wallcovering should be done as a finishing step. Most importantly, never hang the wallpaper while major renovations, painting, or general construction are ongoing.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is Traditional Unpasted Wallpaper Easy To Clean?


Ans: Yes! They are easy to clean with a wet cloth, and you can remove mild stains from your wallpaper.


Q: What Kind Of Adhesive To Use For Installing The Wallpaper?


Ans: Use clear adhesives such as professional ultra premium heavy duty clear strippable(pr0-880), golden harvest GH-34 clear strippable, and all pro-duty 3400. 


Clay adhesives have also been effective (pr0-732, pr0-774, golden harvest GH-40, all pro extra strength vinyl 600 & 661). 


For more permanent wallcoverings, use professional heavy-duty clear pr0-838 or all pro clear hang 610. Apply a coat of the desired adhesive using a 1/2" nap paint roller and book for 10 minutes before hanging.


Q: What Kind Of Ink Is Printed On The Wallpaper?


Ans: We use HP Latex Inks to print our Odorless wallpapers. These inks are BERTL, UL GREENGUARD, and ECOLOGO certified. HP latex ink is eco-friendly, safe for kids, scratch resistant, and highly durable. The inks do not contain hazardous solvents that are used in cheaper technologies.


Q: Does your traditional unpasted wallpaper have fire resistance?


Ans: Yes! Our wallpaper is fire-retardant.


Q: Are unpasted wallpapers resistant to UV rays?


Ans: Our unpasted wallpaper is UV resistant and gives you a long-lasting print.


Q: Do Unpasted Wallpapers Damage The Wall?


Ans: To be precise, it all depends on the adhesive you apply. If you are using any complex or heavy-duty glue, then it might damage your wall. Please check the instructions given by the adhesive manufacturer before applying it to your wallpaper. 


Q: Is unpasted smooth wallpaper toxic-free?


Ans: Yes, our wallpapers are eco-friendly and free of harmful chemicals, making them a great safe choice if you have babies at home.


Q: What Kind of Material Is Smooth Unpasted Wallpaper?


Ans: Smooth unpasted wallpapers are paper pulp material with a matte finish.



The Bottom Line


Traditional unpasted wallpaper can completely transform your space. It can change the appearance and atmosphere of a room by bringing pattern, color, and texture to walls in a way that paints simply cannot.