Readers ask: How To Put Up Vinyl Wall Decals?

Are Wall decals easy to put up?

A wall decal, or a decorative vinyl sticker, is easy to apply and will last for several years – all without leaving a mark.

Do decals ruin walls?

The only way wall stick-ons (more commonly called wall stickers or wall decals) will damage your wall is if you don’t follow the instructions for installing or removing them.

How do you keep wall decals from falling off?

What to do When Wall Stickers Won’t Stick

  1. Determine the problem.
  2. Warm the decal and smooth down the areas that aren’t sticking.
  3. Use wallpaper paste to reapply drooping wall stickers.
  4. Use a hard ball to roll over textured walls.
  5. Use glue to add stickiness when wall decals won’t stick.
  6. Rip it off completely and get premium wall decals that won’t fall off.

How long do wall decals last?

Although wall decals can be stored for up to six months depending on storage conditions. We strongly recommend that you apply your wall decals quickly (within 24-72 hours of receipt) for the best results.

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How do you prep a wall for decals?

Use a damp cloth to clean your wall. Let the wall dry completely before proceeding. This step is important because walls have dust particles and residue that could affect the adhesion of the wall decal. You will need to allow a freshly painted wall to cure 2-3 weeks before installing your decal.

Can you put wall decals on glass?

Wall decals are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without damaging your walls with hooks or paint. Asides from walls, they can be placed to any smooth, not-porous surface; including windows, doors, mirrors, furniture, laptops, etc.

Can you put wall decals on freshly painted walls?

If the walls have been painted recently, wait at least 2 weeks before applying the wall decals to allow the paint to cure properly. Regardless of what paint you select or what wall you apply your decal to, make sure that you remove the decals from their packaging and lay them flat before you apply them.

Are Wall decals hard to remove?

The good news is that removing wall decals is actually relatively easy, but it does need to be done carefully and patiently for the best results. These vinyl decals are designed to stick, potentially for years, but also to come off relatively easily. Once you get a head start, you can peel the rest of the decal away.

Can you reuse vinyl wall decals?

While wall decals can sometimes be reused, we don’t recommend it. Attempting to reuse a vinyl decal can cause a mess, destroy your decal, and often doesn’t work.

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Can you use Mod Podge on Wall decals?

Wall Decals are the perfect solution for quick and easy home decor transformations. NOTE: If you‘d like to permanently affix decals to furniture, we recommend applying a coat of Mod Podge or polycrylic sealer to the piece over the decals.

Why won’t my wall decals stick?

Cold Walls/Vinyl: When the walls or the decal are too cold, the vinyl won’t stick properly to the wall. Too Dry: If you wait too long after receiving your wall decal before applying it, the adhesive will dry out, much like glue. Sealants: Using sealants on your wall can actually prevent the decal from sticking.

How do you get vinyl decals to stick to textured walls?

On a smooth surface, a flat scraper or credit card works great to push the vinyl down. On a textured surface though, you need to be able to push the vinyl down into the uneven surface so that it really sticks. You can also try rolling a tennis ball or rubber ball over the vinyl decal to really push it into the wall.

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