Before you start browsing through our wide selection of designs, it's important to know which adhesive will work best for your walls. In this article, we'll help you decide between our standard material (meant for smooth walls) or our textured material (meant for rough textured surfaces).

Understanding the Differences

  • Standard Wall Adhesive

    Our standard material is perfect for most interior walls, including smooth, painted walls, and even glass or metal surfaces. The strong adhesive backing ensures that your wall decals will stay put, while also being easily removable without leaving any residue. This makes it ideal for those who love to update their decor frequently.

  • Textured Wall Adhesive

    Our textured material is specifically designed for rough and uneven walls. It has a slightly stronger adhesive compared to our standard material, allowing it to adhere better to surfaces with texture, such as brick, stucco, or textured wallpaper. This material is also removable making it a great option for renters.


Choosing the Right Material

So how do you know which material is right for your walls? Here are some tips to help you decide:

  • Check the surface: The first step is to determine what type of wall surface you have. If it's smooth and even, our standard material is the way to go. For rough or textured walls, opt for our textured material.
  • Consider the design: Some of our wall decals have intricate details or delicate lines that may not adhere well to textured surfaces. If you're interested in one of these designs, your best bet would be to use our standard material on a smooth surface.

Textured Surfaces That Our Textured Material Can Work On

How Much Wallpaper Do I Need?

Width + 6 inches ÷ Panel Size =

Standard Double Rolls = 46 inches

Textured Double Rolls = 42 inches

Example: Wall is 123 inches wide and you need the standard wall material.

123 inches + 6 = 129 ÷ 46 = 2.804 (round out to a whole number and you get 3)

That would mean you would require 3 double rolls / 6 individual panels

  • Wallpaper rolls are measured in double rolls (2 indivudial panels in one order). To calculate the panel number needed for your space, we recommend combining the width of each wall, then dividing this number by the adhesive panel you require. Do not include crown molding or baseboard/skirting in the ceiling height measurement.
  • Include measurements of openings in your space, such as doors and windows.
  • Always round up to account for pattern repeat and variation. When in doubt, order a little bit more than you think you need.


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Transform Your Space with Urbanwalls

Now that you have all the information, it's time to choose the perfect wall decor for your space. Browse through our collection of peel-and-stick decals, from stunning florals to playful animals, and find the one that speaks to you. With our high-quality materials and easy-to-use adhesive, transforming your walls has never been easier.

So go ahead, get creative, and start decorating! And don't forget to share your stylish space with us on social media using #urbanwalls for a chance to be featured. Happy decorating!