Peel and stick or removable wallpaper is a beautiful and hassle-free option that can be installed in minutes and removed even faster. This versatile wall covering, also known as self adhesive wallpaper, allows you to add colour, pattern, or texture to walls, stair risers, bathrooms, kid's rooms, and furniture.
This guide explains how to hang peel and stick wallpaper and the necessary preparation. To achieve a professional looking finish, follow our how to instructions.
What Exactly Is Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
Removable wallpaper is nearly identical to traditional wallpaper, except that it comes with a self adhesive at the back. This adhesive assists the wallpaper in firmly adhering to the wall surface. Peel and stick wallpaper is much easier to remove without causing damage to the walls. This adaptability enables homeowners to quickly complete a home improvement remodel or allows renters to customize their home décor in a temporary living space.
Pros Of Using A Peel And Stick Wallpaper
Our wallpaper comes with a Self adhesive backing. Your installation is made simple.
Peel and stick wallpaper is an affordable and DIY alternative to traditional wallcoverings.
They are made up of eco friendly materials which are safe to use in kids' rooms.
Removable Peel and stick wallpapers are an excellent choice for moist spaces like the bathroom.
Our wallpaper's resistant to most mild acids, alkalies, and salt solutions.
The wallpaper is made using easy to apply adhesive technology with air egress channels to eliminate bubbles and wrinkles during application.
We use HP Latex Inks to produce wallpaper that is Odorless, BERTL, UL GREENGUARD, and ECOLOGO certified.
Our removable is UV resistant and has long lasting print.
Important To Know
Make sure your wall is dust-free, smooth, and clean.
Repair any wall holes with sharp edges that could rip or pierce the wallpaper.
The following paint and primer finishes are acceptable.
Shiny Matte (Removal may experience some paint damage)
Most Importantly, walls recently painted or primed should dry for at least 30 days before installation.
Moreover, wallpaper may not adhere to walls painted with washable, scrubbable, or No-VOC paint.
Check the wallpaper Safety Information Guidelines.
Recommended Tools For Peel And Stick Wallpaper Installation
We recommend the following tools for applying the Wallpaper:
These are the needed tools when installing traditional unpasted wallpaper.
Cloth or a sponge
Pencil and steel ruler
How to Hang Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Before you begin, remember that removable wallpaper typically adheres best to smooth-textured walls with an eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss finish. To clarify, check the manufacturer's instructions to ensure that the product will conform to your type of walls.
Step by Step Instructions
Follow these steps to quickly transform your space by applying our peel-and-stick wallpaper.
Step 1: Determine How Much Wallpaper You Will Require
Before transforming your space, take measurements of the room's height and depth to determine how many rolls you require. You can use a tape measure and do the math yourself or use a wallpaper calculator to figure out how many rolls you'll need for your project.
Buy more wallpaper than you think you'll need to account for mistakes and tricky areas like windows, doors, and tight nooks. Before you buy, you should order peel-and-stick wallpaper samples to ensure the product is what you're looking for.
Step 2: Prepare Your Surface
Safely remove outlet covers and light switch plates where the peel and stick wallpaper will be installed, and turn off the power. Finally, clean the wall's surface with a damp and mild cleaner. Allow at least 24 hours for the surface to dry completely.
Tip: If your walls have recently been painted, wait three days before applying peel-and-stick removable wallpaper.
Step 3: Create a Guide for Your First Piece
Measure the width of your peel and stick wallpaper. Beginning on the left, use a tape measure to mark the wall with a pencil on the proper lighting. Likewise, draw a line from the ceiling to the baseboard (or the area you're covering) using a straightedge and level. For instance, this guide will assist you in applying the first straight strip of wallpaper.
Step 4: Start Hanging The Wallpaper
Measure and cut the wallpaper strips to fit the wall height using a razor blade. Further, peel about 12 inches of the adhesive backing off the wallpaper and align it with your lines, beginning at the highest point you'll be wallpapering. At the same time, peeling off the remaining backing, press and smooth the wallpaper against the wall from top to bottom.
Run a plastic smoothing tool along the wall in downward strokes to remove air bubbles once the entire piece has adhered to the wall. Carefully cut along the baseboard with a utility knife to remove any excess.
Step 5: Repeat Patterns
To ensure a seamless look:
Firstly, align the wallpaper pattern on subsequent pieces.
Then, overlap the second piece with the first and use the smoothing tool to make the seam as flat as possible.
Finally, trim at the bottom and repeat until the entire surface is covered.
Step 6: Work Around Windows and Outlets
Allow the wallpaper to overlap a window, door frame, or outlet when you reach it. Once the piece is in place, trim and remove the excess with a straightedge and utility knife.
Smooth the paper against the wall around the outlet or window. Make sure the power is still turned off for electrical outlets and switch plates, and carefully cut away the paper over the opening with a utility knife. Don't be concerned about uneven edges around the hole. The outlet cover will conceal most flaws.
Step 7: Look for air bubbles
If any air bubbles remain, make a small hole in the centre of the bubble with the tip of the utility knife or a pin. Then, press down to smooth the wallpaper and release the trapped air.
Step 8: Enjoy the View
Once the removable wallpaper has been smoothed out, you can begin reattaching outlet covers to the walls and bringing back furniture into the room. Enjoy your newly renovated space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use Peel & Stick Wallpaper on Textured Walls?
Ans: We don't recommend it because it will only stick long-term if the walls are flat and have textures. Every lump and bump would show through the paper.
If you have textured walls, I suggest sanding them down before hanging wallpaper. Starting with a smooth surface will yield the desired outcome.
Q: Does removing peel and stick wallpaper damage the walls?
Ans: No! If you decide to remove the wallpaper, it will not damage the wall or the paint.
Q: Can Peel and stick wallpaper be used in the bathrooms?
Ans: Yes! Our peel and stick removable wallpaper is a great choice for moist places like bathrooms.