How to apply Wall Mural

How to apply Wall Mural

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How to apply Wall Mural

Wall Mural 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 wall mural 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.

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 wall murals 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 wall mural 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. 

On a flat surface or floor with the liner facing towards you lay your panels in the same order you are going to apply them to the wall.

Start by measuring the width of your wall mural.  Starting from the corner of the wall 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 first panel from the top 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.

Important: If the wall mural is smaller than the total wall space and you are not starting from the corner of the wall we strongly recommend you also use the suggested measuring and pencil dots techniques creating a line horizontally and vertically in order to assure mural alignment.

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. There is a dotted line on each mural to where you should match the overlap.


Using your sharp blade and ruler, trim the excess wall mural 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.

Using a sharp blade and ruler to cut overlapping portion directly in the middle, from top to bottom, and peel the superior layer of the wall mural Next, lift the edge of the wall mural and remove the inferior layer that you’ve already cut, and butt seam them together.

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

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.