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How to Get Peel & Stick Wallpaper to Stay On

Time : 2023-10-17 Hits : 3

When usingpeel & stick wallpaper, there are different ways to apply it which can affect how well it sticks. Here are a few tips to make sure your wallpaper sticks:

Start with a clean, smooth surface.

This will help the wallpaper adhere better and prevent air bubbles from forming. If you're applying the wallpaper to a wall that has been painted, make sure the paint is completely dry before applying the wallpaper. If you're applying the wallpaper to a wall that has not been painted, you may want to consider priming it first.

Prime bare walls

If you're applying the wallpaper to a wall that has not been painted, you should prime it first. This makes sure that the porous wall surface is sealed and will not draw moisture away from the adhesive and dry it out.

Don't touch the adhesive side of the wallpaper

This will help prevent the oils from your hands preventing the adhesive from working. Normally this is pretty straightforward, however if some of the removed backing paper is getting in the way you can use a pair of scissors to cut it down.

Apply pressure

Apply pressure to the wallpaper when smoothing it out. This will help it adhere better. Some people use a rubber roller or a dry paintbrush to smooth out the wallpaper, however at Peel & Paper we include a felt applicator for this when you buy our Peel & Stick wallpaper. If you're applying the wallpaper to a wall that has not been painted, you may want to consider priming it first.

Use a utility knife to trim

Be careful not to damage the wall in the process. You can also use a straight edge such as a ruler or yardstick to help guide your knife when cutting the wallpaper. If you're applying the wallpaper to a wall that has not been painted, you may want to consider priming it first.

Following these tips should help you get your peel and stick wallpaper to stay on the wall. If you're still having trouble, you can always consult a professional for help.