Why wall decals?
Wall decals are an affordable way to beautify your home and also give you the freedom of easily changing your décor when the need arrives.
They come in many designs and colours, are easily removed and in some cases are reusable.
Wall decal or sticker?
We supply two types of wall art, and both are removable. (We will refer to both as decals in most of our answers)
Wall stickers are applied using a simple ‘peel & stick’ method. As the name suggests, the design is simply removed from the backing sheet and applied directly to the wall. Once you are happy with the placement, just rub firmly to ensure any air bubbles are removed.
Wall decals are applied to the wall using a transfer sheet that will be provided with your order. The design is transferred from its backing paper to the adhesive transfer sheet before being placed on the wall.
(If the product you have chosen has ‘sticker’ in its description, then it is the peel & stick type)
Will the decals damage my walls?
Provided your walls have been properly prepared, removal of the designs is quite simple, and damage to your paintwork should not occur. Please be aware that, as with any decorative medium, there is potential for wall damage.
Walls that have been freshly painted should be left 6-8 weeks before applying any designs to minimise the risk of damage upon removal.
Can I apply them to any surface?
Wall decals can be applied to just about any clean, smooth, and weather-resistant surface that is free of dust, grease, or other contaminates. They may not adhere to heavily-textured surfaces, but can adhere to lightly textured walls. We strongly discourage installation of wall decals on certain surfaces such as brick, stucco, concrete block, suede paints, and sand paints.
Wet areas such as bathrooms, pool rooms etc are also suitable for wall decals. Application should be made when walls are dry. As the decals are made from vinyl, moisture will not damage them but they should be kept out of direct water streams (ie, inside the shower).
Wall Decals can also be applied to certain types of wallpaper; however, wallpaper can vary widely in texture and quality. Also, some wall decals may not release from certain wallpapers without causing damage.
Wall decals install easily on the most common types of home interior paints, such as latex- and oil-based. They will also work on other paints, although some highly textured paints or paints with additives can make application extremely difficult.
(Examples of paints that fall into this category are faux, magnetic, sand, and suede paints).
How do I remove air bubbles?
When applying a wall decal, make sure you start from one side or the top of each element. Keep the rest of the element away from the wall or surface. Slowly go down over the design with your hand, and smooth the element onto the surface, pressing out any bubbles as you go. Once applied, you should be able to move any remaining bubbles out by pressing/smoothing them out of the element. If the problem persists, you can punch a tiny hole with a pin to push the air out, or simply remove and re-apply.
How do I remove creases?
Sheets of wall decals may be slightly creased upon removal from their packaging. These sheets will flatten out naturally over a short period of time: simply unfold them and place them on a table or floor. To flatten out a sheet of wall decals quickly, or repair a creased decal, place it beneath a flat, heavy surface (like a large book) for a few hours.
Fine creases will also generally flatten out during application. A rub with a warm hand will help, and failing that, a very quick blow with a WARM hairdryer should do the trick. Just a few seconds, and ensure that the hair dryer is not set to high heat.
What do I do if my decal sticks to itself?
When you're applying a wall decal (especially our larger designs), be very careful to keep the decal from sticking to itself, or sticking to another piece. If this does happen, though, don't panic! Slowly pull the decal apart. With a little patience and a steady hand, you'll be back to normal in no time.