For smaller projects, installations, or to refresh a space quickly with a fun repeating design, our Peel and Stick Removable Woven Wallpaper might be a good option for you. Read all of the instructions below before starting your installation.
IMPORTANT: Peel and Stick Removable Woven Wallpaper is NOT for use in children's rooms or nurseries, nor is it recommended for use on walls with texture or painted with "scrubbable" paints. Prepasted Removable Smooth Wallpaper may be a good alternative, though for highly textured walls, wallpaper may not be the best option. Rigorous testing by ordering a Test Swatch is always recommended.
We recommend applying your wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color. Allow 4 weeks for any freshly painted or primed walls to fully cure. Installing before this timeframe can cause bubbling.
You can always order a Test Swatch first to apply on your unique surface prior to any larger order and test out the installation process, for more information about ordering this wallpaper size, please go here.
GET A FRIEND
Hanging wallpaper is a two-person job, so grab a friend to help and set aside enough time that you can finish the project in one day. This will ensure you lay the paper with a steady hand and familiarity with the process so that your final product looks great!
Sharp utility knife
Squeegee included in your order
Find definitions for key wallpaper terms, Tips & Tricks, and basic installation FAQs here.
Important Tip: You may need to patch or repair a few areas of your wall to avoid tearing the paper. It is ideal to complete this task a few weeks in advance to your installation date since any new paint or primer requires at least 4 weeks to fully cure.
PREPARE YOUR PAPER
Due to how we print each order, your paper may arrive with the bottom of the roll on the outside. Depending on how it arrives, the first thing you may need to do is re-roll your wallpaper so that the top of the roll is on the outside. The top of the roll has no white space, whereas the bottom has a narrow line of white and is printed with a barcode. Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging.
PREPARE YOUR WALL
Before applying any wallpaper, ensure your wall is smooth, clean and dust-free. Patch any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper.
For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color. Allow recently painted or primed walls to cure for 4 weeks prior to installing wallpaper (applying wallpaper over uncured paint can lead to bubbling).
Please note our Peel and Stick Removable Woven wallpaper is not recommended for use on walls with high texture or painted with "scrubbable" paints.
See our quick video below for an overview to get started! Written steps can be found below.
START IN A CORNER
If you're applying multiple rolls of wallpaper, hang them from left to right OR right to left to ensure a smooth repeat of the design. Keep in mind, all of our wallpapers have a 3/4in (1.9cm) overlap along the right edge of the roll that create a seamless transition during installation for each panel.
Start in a top corner of the room, wall, or other surface you're covering. If covering an entire room, choose an inconspicuous corner to begin since the repeat will not match up on the final seam. It is best to avoid starting your installation in the focal point of the area you are applying to.
APPLY THE FIRST ROLL
Pick up the first roll and peel away a few inches of the paper backing from the top of the roll. Fold the backing paper away from the adhesive and crease it, giving you a few inches of tack to begin your application. Don't unroll the full length of the roll yet — you'll want to support the roll and unpeel it slowly as you go.
Align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling making sure it's straight and even on the wall. Ask your friend to step back and check that the roll is straight and your design elements are level, then press the exposed adhesive area against the wall.
Peel and Stick Woven Wallpaper is repositionable, so if you need to adjust the placement simply peel the paper off the wall slowly (peeling quickly can cause some stretching) and reapply as necessary.
Once the top of the roll is in position, gently peel the paper backing down 5-10 inches (15-25 cm) at a time and smooth the wallpaper onto the wall with the included squeegee, moving from the center outwards. If necessary, use the squeegee to move large air bubbles to the edge of the design, being careful not to scratch your design.
Pick up your second strip of wallpaper and apply it so that its edge overlaps the previous strip by approximately 3⁄4 inch (1.9cm), carefully visually matching the repeat. When aligning the paper be sure to use a gentle touch to prevent stretching or warping. Do not trim the overlap; it guarantees that the wallpaper will repeat seamlessly. Repeat this step, aligning each new roll over the previous one.
Important Tips: For any installations around doors or windows, be sure to continue to apply as normal. Once you have aligned the wallpaper to any moulding edges, you can cut away the bulk or trim as needed to help ease around corners for a smooth application before trimming any additional amount.
Keep in mind, installing around interior and exterior corners can be a bit challenging. Try to keep at least a few inches of paper to wrap around any corners, so that the design can stay level rather than trimming a straight edge. You will need the overlap for a seamless installation. It's always best to do a search online for any tutorials or examples for how to tackle tricker spots if you may have an area in your space that we are unable to demonstrate in our tutorials or videos.
Once you've applied all rolls, use a sharp utility knife to trim any excess at the edges of the wall and any excess paper around moulding. We highly recommend a snap off knife with good stability, such as the Olfa SAC-1 Graphic Cutter. Be sure to get a fresh blade as needed! This will prevent any fraying as you trim the roll and create a crisp, clean cut.
Now, stand back and admire your work!
To take down Peel and Stick Removable Woven Wallpaper, start at the corner of the roll and simply peel away from the wall like a sticker.
See also: Wallpaper Terms
See also: How to Order Wallpaper