Peel & Stick wallpaper offers the all beauty of an ornate wall covering without the commitment! Perfect for decorating rented spaces, kid’s rooms or just for trying on a pop of colour, this digitally printed paper requires zero pasting. Simply stick it on your prepped wall, remove and reuse!
Step 1: Gather your tools
Before you begin beautifying your wall, make sure you have the following items handy:
- Level & straightedge
- Sponge & bucket
- Clean cloth
- Measuring tape
- Sharp scissors
- Lead pencil
- Craft knife
- Smoothing tool
- Step ladder (depending on the height of your wall)
* We recommend asking a friend for some help!
Step 2: Prep your wall
Wallpaper works best on dry, smooth and clean walls. Before you get started, fill in holes, sand down bumps and remove electrical coverings. We recommend the use of wallpaper primer as this will ensure a smooth installation and easier removal. If your wall has been freshly painted, please allow a 4 week drying and setting period before applying the wallpaper. Lastly, clean the wall surface with a damp sponge or cloth to remove any remaining dust or plaster. Let dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 3: Mark your starting point
All of our peel & stick rolls are 24 inches wide. Starting from the corner of the wall, measure the width of the wallpaper minus one inch (to allow for trimming on the wall edge) and mark with a pencil. Using a level, draw a straight, vertical line from the mark against which you can line up the edge of the wallpaper.
Step 4: Place the first strip
Peel about 5 inches of the backing away from the top of the paper (removing too much of the backing at once may cause the wallpaper to stick to itself). Line up the paper with the top of the wall, allowing an inch or two to overlap the ceiling. Align the right side of the line you traced on step 4 and lightly press the edge to the wall along the mark. If your wallpaper isn’t quite lining up with your mark, no worries! Simply unstick it and try again until you get a perfect vertical match.
Step 5: Apply & smooth
Working from top to bottom, gently pull the backing away as you evenly stick the paper to the wall a few inches at a time. Be careful not to pull or stretch the material as this may deform the design. If possible, get someone to guide the paper at the top and along the seam, while you hold the opposite edge away from the wall until the seams are lined up. Using a plastic smoother, work your way down the strip in a back and forth motion. Use firm pressure to flatten bubbles and ensure the wallpaper properly sticks to the wall. If tiny bubbles persist, gently poke them with a fine needle and finish applying them with your fingers.
Step 6: Apply the remaining strips
Align the next wallpaper strip, making sure to match the pattern pinpoints. Repeat the process until your wall is fully covered (and beautified)!
Step 7: Trim the edges
Using a straightedge and craft (or exacto) knife, carefully trim the edges. Change your blade frequently to ensure a sharp cut and minimize risks of tearing the paper.