I've Just Painted my Walls—How Long Should I Wait to Install my Decals?
Go you! You are a decorating master. As hard as this may be for a checklist queen like yourself, we suggest allowing 30 days before decal or wallpaper application on a freshly painted wall. The paint needs to curate before the decals are applied. The last thing you want is for a decal to curate with your paint, thus damaging the wall when you eventually decide to swap ‘em out for a fresh look.
Do Your Products Work in Bathrooms?
As long as the material matches the wall texture (smooth or textured) and the walls are clean and dry before application, the decals will adhere to the walls! It's worth noting that our products work best if there is ventilation in humid environments (like during showers), so be sure to crack a window or turn on the fan and you should be just fine!
How Do I Remove Decals/Wallpaper?
Removing your vinyl wall decals or wallpaper may seem daunting, but it’s even easier than it was to install them in the first place!
1. Use a hairdryer.
It sounds a little crazy, but aim a hairdryer a few inches from your decal or wallpaper corner. The warm heat will loosen the adhesive, making peeling easy.
2. Start at the corner and peel.
If you have trouble getting it to peel up at first, use a butter knife or something with an edge that you can slide under to help you grip enough of the vinyl in order to pull. Peel slowly at a 45-degree angle.
3. Peel slowly.
Continue to aim the hairdryer at the next section as you slowly peel, allowing the warm air to loosen the adhesive as you go.
Feel free to tear the decals into small sections if it makes it easier to remove the excess vinyl as you go from your work area.
Boom! You’ll be looking at a clean wall ready for new decals in no time!
Do You Have Textured Walls?
There's an easy way to find out! Simply run your hand up and down the wall. Does it feel smooth or is there a slight variation or bumpiness? If you feel some bumpiness, you have textured walls! Drywall is a classic example of a "smooth" texture whereas plaster and stucco are often textured. If you live in the American Southwest, there's a good chance your walls may be textured. The best way to know for sure is to order a sample of our products to see what sticks! Or, feel free to send us a picture of your wall and we can help you!
We absolutely recommend trying one of our samples before you buy a full pack, but please keep in mind our sample decals are smaller and thus may stick a little differently than a large-scale design. -Click here to test out our samples!
Here is an article that addresses which surfaces we classify as textured.
When purchasing our products, please make sure to read all installation instructions carefully. We cannot be held responsible for application errors and want your project to turn out perfectly! In addition to printed instructions, we also have videos available for you to view, with helpful tips and tricks. Before application, it is the buyer's responsibility to make sure, if freshly painted, they give 4-5 weeks for their walls paint to be completely curated.