For some removable wallpaper is considered a renter's dream come true, while others suggest to choose especially self adhesive wallpaper, if you are installing it on your own property with your beloved one & don't want to get a divorce.. Be it as it may, we think this wonderful home improvement product works wonders and has made a great comeback to wallpapering itself. Just take a look at Apartment Therapy's House tours, we bet you will find wallpaper in (almost) every post!
We started our Wallpaper 101 series a while ago with the basic information about our self adhesive wallpaper, however now it is time to dig deeper and get into all the installation details to answer all of your questions of this process! If there are still some questions left unanswered, please let us know in the comment section below!
· Self adhesive wallpaper
· Level tool
· Sharp craft knife
· Squeegee with round edges
When hearing words 'self adhesive wallpaper' it might seem like a simple peel and stick will be enough to complete your 'brand new feature wall' project, but it is a bit trickier than that.
Firstly you need to remember that the surface you will be applying the paper must be clean, dry, smooth and free of any mildew, grease or stains. Thinking of applying removable wallpaper over old wallcoverings? You can of course do that, but if you are a perfectionist just as we are, forget about this idea. Beautiful long lasting results will be achieved if the wall is smooth and in one color - as we have mentioned in the product description, our self adhesive wallpaper material is not 100% opaque, so it most likely will show all of the old wallpaper pattern through anyway. And the illusion of removing your brand new removable wallpaper from the old one without doing any harm? It is just an illusion.. try to remove a sticker from a regular sheet of paper and you will understand what we mean.
Secondly, we suggest to cure freshly painted walls for at least 3 weeks to ensure the paint has dried completely, so your freshly installed wallpaper wouldn't peel off of the wall on the next day.
· Find a level spot on your wall
· Remove only small section of backing paper at first
· Apply the first panel & smooth it out with a squeegee
· Apply the second panel & make sure the pattern matches
· Apple the remaining panels & cut off the excess material with a craft knife