Peel & Stick wallpaper installation guide

PRIOR TO INSTALLATION TIPS

Peel and Stick, unlike traditional wallpaper, there is no need to apply an adhesive or paste to get it to stick to the wall.  Simply stick it to the wall and you’re done!

All walls MUST BE primed and painted (to prevent issues).

Custom Wallpaper should be installed on painted walls that have been primed
and finished coated.

For newly painted walls, a period of at least 30 days should be
provided before installation to prevent bubbling.
(Allow for degassing of the paint)

The product is not recommended for brick, non-painted cement surfaces, textured or
heavy painted spackled wall board, MDF or Porous surfaces. 

RECOMMENDED TOOLS

For best results and easy application, we recommend the following tools:

  • Sponge and gentle cleaner (to clean the wall)

  • Tape Measure

  • Level

  • Steel Ruler or Straight Edge

  • Razor Knife

  • Pencil

  • Plastic Smoother/ squeegee 

HOW TO INSTALL PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER

STEP 1: PREP THE WALL

Before you begin installing your peel and stick wallpaper, prepare your surface and clear the work area. Make sure electrical outlets are off and remove wall fixtures. For best results, clean and properly prepare all wall surfaces with a sponge and the gentle cleaner. Old wall covering and paste residue should be removed.

STEP 2: MEASURE

Beginning on the left side of your wall, measure out from the corner the width of the paper , and mark the wall lightly with a pencil. Put your level on this mark and draw a straight, level, vertical line. This is the guide for your first strip, it is very important for it to be level. Remember to allow an extra inch or two for trimming both the top and bottom.

STEP 3: PEEL BACKING OFF AND POSITION

Peel about 12” of the backing away from the paper. Apply the paper to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling which will be trimmed off later. Align the right side of the strip to your mark and lightly press the edge to the wall along the mark.  You can reposition if needed to ensure a vertical seam

STEP 4: APPLY PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER

Working from top to bottom, pull the backing away as you evenly press the paper to the wall. Do not force, let gravity assist you. Be careful not to pull or stretch the material or the pattern will not align. For best results , have one person guide the paper at the top and along the seam, while another holds the opposite edge away from the wall until the seams are lined up.

STEP 5: SMOOTH WALLPAPER DOWN THE WALL

Using a plastic smoother/squeegee, work your way down the strip in a back and forth motion, smoothing the material to the wall and pushing out any air bubbles. Trim off excess material at ceiling and baseboard with a straight edge and sharp razor knife.

STEP 6: REPEAT

Repeat procedure aligning your next strip to the right edge of your previous strip.