How to apply our Wallpaper

How to apply our Wallpaper

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How to apply our Wallpaper

Wallpaper Installation Guide

Please remember to check your material prior back peeling adhesive to ensure it is exactly what you expected or you can request exchange.

Please apply your wallpaper right after unrolling. If you decide not to apply, please roll back until you are ready to apply. This will ensure product’s quality.

Do not peel the adhesive all at once. This will compromise your installation process and results.

Please make sure your read the instructions regarding surface requirements.

Choose Your Surface:

That’s right!  If you haven’t guessed by now, using a peel & stick wallpaper on your walls is just one of your many options.  Sure, walls are the most common amongst your choices.  However, you can pick any smooth surface of your choosing, including (but not limited to) doors, cabinets, stairs and much more.

Please Note:  To ensure that your adhesive doesn’t get stripped or removed in the process, please verify that your wall has been previously primed prior to painting.  If you have recently painted your wall, please allow more than 30 days prior to wallpaper installation.

Many clients have successfully placed our wallpapers on textured walls, however, please be aware that our products are recommended for smooth walls and surfaces.  Although we do offer a type of wallpaper best suited for textured walls, it is important to note that textured walls have less surface for the adhesive to grab onto.

On painted walls, we recommend eggshell, semi-gloss or satin finishes for the best results.  It is important to follow our recommendations to ensure your walls or surfaces will not be damaged.  If you are unsure, it is strongly recommended that you order a sample first.

Prepare Your Surface

Use a damp cloth to wet and clean the surface.  After the entire surface has been cleansed, dry the moisture with a clean dry cloth, and allow your wall to completely dry.  Then, move on to the start of your wallpaper application.

Applying Wall Media

Don’t worry about getting the application right the first time.  Your newly acquired wallpaper is completely removable and can be re-positioned.  Although our peel & stick wallpapers were designed for a one-person DIY project, you may require two people to install it to your liking. 

Start by measuring the width of your wallpaper.  Starting from the top corner of the wall, all the way down to the bottom, create measurement dots using a pencil to mark your wall.  Draw a straight line while connecting the dots.

Pull the liner about 6’’ and start applying the panels from the top corner of the wall using the hand-drawn lines as a point of reference for alignment.  Simply apply the exposed adhesive area to the surface of your choice.  Again, don’t worry; if you’ve made a mistake or wish to remove it and reapply it, go right ahead.  Our peel & stick wallpaper was specifically designed to reapplication.

Once you have finished with the initial 6’’, peel the liner another 6’’ and repeat the process until reaching the very bottom of the surface.  Simply run your hands across the surface for added smoothness.

Should you find any bubbles, you can use a squeegee for additional smoothness or simply peel and re-stick your wallpaper.

Repeat the previous steps with the remaining panels.  This time, be sure to match the design.  You should expect up to 1/2’’ of overlapping.


Using your sharp blade and ruler, trim the excess wallpaper from the bottom of the wall.  Be sure to use a sharp utility knife or cutting blades to ensure a proper cut, instead of tearing.

That’s it!  You’re done.  Now it’s time to relax and enjoy your piece of art.

If you prefer butt seams for your wallpaper panels, it’s recommend that you use a sharp blade and ruler to cut the overlapping portion.  Cut directly in the middle, from top to bottom, and peel the superior layer of the wallpaper.  Next, lift the edge of the wallpaper and remove the inferior layer that you’ve already cut, and butt seam them together.

For more information, you can check out our FAQ page or watch our how to” video for further details.

Still have questions?  No problem.  Feel free to contact us at or call us TOLL FREE at 1-888-798-0306  .