Peel and stick wallpaper will properly attach itself to your wall only if its surface is smooth, clean and untextured. We suggest priming the wall for best results. Our pick is Zinsser Primer. Before proceeding with the installation, spend a few minutes getting rid of dust and dirt. Use a microfiber cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the entire surface. Wait for it to dry completely before you start the wallpaper application.

If you have a newly painted wall we strongly recommended priming or waiting for at least 30 days before applying peel and stick wallpaper on it. Even if the wall surface feels dry to your touch, the layers underneath may still contain moisture, or the paint color may still be outgassing

WALL SURFACES

A smooth wall painted with shiny or sheen paint is the best candidate for Peel & Stick Wallpaper. If your walls are painted with flat or matte paint, we strongly suggest priming before you begin installation. If your walls are textured, we suggest ordering our traditional wallpaper option. Wallpaper glue base film, Krylon Easy Tack Spray, or water-based putty paste can be found at your local hardware store. 

Not sure if your textured walls are a good candidate for wallpaper? Start a chat with us or email a photo at gloria@sharpshirter.com 

If your surface has been painted with zero VOC paint, we recommend wiping your surface with a 1:1 Isopropyl alcohol and water solution first. If you don't know what your walls have been painted with, we recommend this step to ensure the walls are properly prepped. 

WALLPAPER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1.) Before peeling the wallpaper, lay the panels side by side to make sure the pattern aligns.  Depending on the art, some wallpaper panels may need to overlap. If your wallpaper does overlap, please watch the tutorial we’ve put up in our online description.

2.) Peel the backing a few inches down from the top of your first panel, exposing the adhesive, then attach to the top of your wall. 

3.) Continue to slowly peel backing, from the center, while you or a helper press down with hands or slide with a squeegee onto the peel and stick to attach wallpaper to walls.

4.) Outlets Light switches & extra material: Trim any excess with an exacto knife. Cover with wallpaper then cut around with an exacto knife before pressing panel paper down. 

Tricks for Sticks!

Movement and mistakes happen! We recommend heating the adhesive with a hairdryer to reactivate the sticky parts. If you’re moving it more or find it isn’t sticking to your walls as well after the replacement, use an additional adhesive like Krylon Easy-Tack spray, double-sided tape, or water-based paste