Wallpaper Symbols Explained

Ever wondered what those little symbols printed on the labels for your wallpaper mean? They can provide some very useful information so we’ve demystified them for you below!


  • pre-pasted
  • paste the wall
  • paste the product

This is something pretty easy to get us started, how to apply the product! Paste the wall is quite a recent development within wallpapers and usually helps us less experienced decorators with hanging wallpaper!

Don’t worry though, if you prefer to paste the paper then you can stick to the traditional method also!


  • free match
  • straight match
  • offset match
  • reverse alternative match
  • horizontal hanging

So this is probably the most complicated bit about papering – the matching!