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Is Removable Wallpaper Really Removable?

Time : 2022-11-21 Hits : 3

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This is a question we get a lot! Removable wallpaper aka peel and stick wallpaper, as you may expect, is wallpaper that is easy to remove, allowing you to embrace pattern, texture, and color, commitment-free.


Perfect for homeowners, renters and intended for the do-it-yourselfer, peel-and-stick, removable wallpaper goes up easy - simply peel back the liner, stick and smooth! No messy pastes, glues or water are needed!


Is peel and stick wallpaper better than paste? Unlike traditional wallpaper, removing peel and stick wallpaper does not require any tools, chemical removers, or a steamer and leaves no mess behind. Yes, you read that correctly, “leaves no mess behind.”


So, to answer the question of “how removable is removable wallpaper?” the answer is completely removable! 

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Still not sure removable wallpaper is really removable? 


If you are wondering if peel and stick wallpaper is any good, the best way to test out any product and its comparability is to give it a try.

Hamyeewallpaper offers samples of all its products, and we always recommend ordering a sample, as this is the best way to test your surface and to visualize the color and finish of the paper you have chosen.


Adhere your sample to a discreet area of your wall and leave it up for a few days. This will help you not only test your surface but will also allow you to try the product and let you see your desired print in the natural light of your home.

The best part? Since our samples are removable, you can test them in multiple areas of your home before deciding what works best for you.

Does Removable Wallpaper Damage Paint? 


Removable wallpaper is generally damage-free. There are, however, some factors that might affect your removal causing minor blemishes to the paint.


Application on flat and/or matte painted surface.


When you apply peel and stick wallpaper to a surface painted with matte or flat paint it can sometimes cause unclean removal. The water-based adhesive that we use on our product, can occasionally absorb into the chalkiness of the matte or flat paint.


Upon removal, the paint may be pulled off with the wallpaper. However, when you apply the product to a surface that has a sheen, the adhesive will not absorb into the paint, which means the product will not damage the surface upon removal.


Application on a freshly painted wall.


Allowing your freshly painted wall optimal time to cure is important. If you do not allow each coat of paint time to cure properly, moisture becomes trapped between coats and may cause the paint to peel when it comes time to remove your peel and stick wallpaper.


Application on textured surfaces.


When applying Hamyeewallpaper to a textured surface it is very important to test a sample first. Some minor textures like a light orange peel may work well, but heavier textures may cause air to become trapped behind the paper. This may cause the paper to bubble and at times, peel off the wall. It is not guaranteed that the paper will stay adhered to a textured surface.


Does Removable Wallpaper Damage Paint? 


Removable wallpaper is generally damage-free. There are, however, some factors that might affect your removal causing minor blemishes to the paint.


Application on flat and/or matte painted surface.


When you apply peel and stick wallpaper to a surface painted with matte or flat paint it can sometimes cause unclean removal. The water-based adhesive that we use on our product, can occasionally absorb into the chalkiness of the matte or flat paint.


Upon removal, the paint may be pulled off with the wallpaper. However, when you apply the product to a surface that has a sheen, the adhesive will not absorb into the paint, which means the product will not damage the surface upon removal.


Application on a freshly painted wall.


Allowing your freshly painted wall optimal time to cure is important. If you do not allow each coat of paint time to cure properly, moisture becomes trapped between coats and may cause the paint to peel when it comes time to remove your peel and stick wallpaper.

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Application on textured surfaces.


When applying Hamyeewallpaper to a textured surface it is very important to test a sample first. Some minor textures like a light orange peel may work well, but heavier textures may cause air to become trapped behind the paper. This may cause the paper to bubble and at times, peel off the wall. It is not guaranteed that the paper will stay adhered to a textured surface.



Choosing peel and stick, removable wallpaper is a high-impact décor choice, especially when you know that it really is removable!

Within each area of your home, you can add a splash of color and fun that can last a lifetime or just for a season or holiday – it’s up to you!