Applying Printed Murals

This standard is about applying printed murals to a wall area. It includes working with different types of murals and understanding their advantages and disadvantages. The standard also includes the required preparation of the wall area before applying the mural, the availability and suitability of different types of adhesive, Measuring, setting out and applying the mural to the wall.


Applying Printed Murals 


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours per day 



This standard is about applying printed murals to a wall area. It includes working with different types of murals and understanding their advantages and disadvantages. The standard also includes the required preparation of the wall area before applying the mural, the availability and suitability of different types of adhesive, Measuring, setting out and applying the mural to the wall. 


  • Understanding different types of murals including multi plate and one piece murals. 
  • Understanding how murals are created and considerations for images when creating a bespoke mural. 
  • Identifying the tools and equipment needed to apply a mural. 
  • Preparation of the wall area. 
  • Understanding the different types of adhesive and which ones will be suitable for the application of a mural and why. 
  • Measuring up the wall area for ordering the mural. 
  • Preparing and setting out the work area for application of the mural. 
  • Apply a multi-plate mural, considerations to be allowed for. 
  • Apply a one piece mural. 

Occupational relevance 

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision 


There are no delegate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of wallpaper terminology and techniques would be beneficial. 

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  
  • successfully completed training to this standard  
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience 


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • a blend of classroom and workshop 
  • courses mapped to this standard cannot be delivered remotely as there are practical activities 

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical training. 


Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team 

Quality assurance 


Quality Assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.  CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the Training Organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. Approved Training Organisations will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis.  They will also be visited annually by the CITB Quality Assurance team. 


Non-mandatory refresher  

Approval date 


Review cycle 

3 years from approval date 

Learning outcomes

The delegate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome 

The delegate will know: 


different types of mural 


image considerations if the customer is providing an image 


the tools and equipment required 


different types of adhesive available 


health and safety implications of wallpapering 


The delegate will be able to: 


check suitability of previously prepared surfaces 


provide protection by sheeting, masking and removing items 


isolate electrical supply and loosen any sockets and switches prior to installation 


prepare the surface correctly to receive the mural 


prepare the adhesive before use 


measure up the wall area 


check the mural is the correct size  


install a multi plate mural 


install a one piece mural 


plan the safeguard of operatives and the general public from work activities 


clean and store equipment 


Related standards

  • Wallpapering Intermediate.