peel and stick wallpaper is relatively new to the interior design world, and is the easiest type of wallpaper to remove. It's also the easiest to apply, requiring virtually no prep work or clean up.
Here we'll cover the basics for peel & stick wallpaper:
· Tools Needed
· How to Install
· Removal Process
· Pros & Cons
For peel and stick wallpaper you typically need:
1. Tape measure
2. Sharp blade to trim excess paper
3. Level (optional)
4. A dry cloth to clean your surface
5. A soft-edged squeegee to smooth air bubbles (provided by MUSE)
6. A straight edge for perfect trimming (optional)
Peel and stick wallpaper is like a sticker. It's different from water activated wallpaper — you don't want to get it wet during application. It has a paper backing that you peel off to reveal the adhesive side.
Dust off your wall. Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or residue on your wall.
Peel. Beginning with your first panel, peel about 6-10 inches of backing from the panel. It's helpful to fold the paper backing down with a firm crease so it doesn't get in your way. Don't, however, crease the patterned wallpaper. Just the paper backing.
Stick! Start applying the panel to the top, left side of your wall. Use a level to make sure it's nice and level if you're in doubt.
Trim. You can trim off any excess by running a sharp blade along the crease of the wall. It's good to use a straight edge for a clean, professional-looking cut.
Apply the next panel. Simply repeat the steps above, and place the next panel side by side with no overlap for one seamless design. Use the soft edged squeegee to put the panel firmly into corners and edges. You can also smooth down the panel with your hand.
Removal for Peel and Stick Wallpaper:
Simply pull up a corner of the panel, and gently peel off! That's it. :)
DIYers rejoice in the ease of peel and stick wallpaper.
Peel and Stick wallpaper Pros and Cons:
· Mess-free application
· No need to rush, so you can walk away and take breaks at any time (or get interrupted by the kids)
· Can reposition as many times as needed to get the perfect seam match
· Abutting the panels means no bumps from overlapping
· Clean peel-off, with no residue after removal
· Doesn't slide on the wall, which professional installers typically prefer
· If the sticky sides of the wallpaper accidentally fold in on themselves, it can partially remove the adhesive
Go with peel and stick wallpaper if you're inexperienced with wallpaper and want fewer application steps and a lot less mess.
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