To install your Eazywallz wall mural, follow the few steps below. Note that with every order you will receive a printed version of this page.
Before you begin:
- We recommend 2 people to install your wall mural.
- If the surface has been freshly painted, please wait at least 2 weeks for the paint to fully cure.
- Do NOT use water to clean your wall before application.
- Only apply on a flat, smooth and clean surface. Ideally painted white or light colored semi-gloss or gloss paint (as material is 80% opaque).
- Do not apply on vinyl or textured walls.
- Do not apply on eggshell painted textured walls. Do not apply on cinder blocks, brick walls and other textured surfaces.
What you might need:
- A trimming tool (Xacto knife).
- A rubber or soft squeegee.
- A short ladder or step stool.
- A dry cloth.
- A measuring tape.
STEP 1: PREP YOUR WALL
Proper preparation of your wall is critical!
Repair any visible defects, smooth out bumps and patch holes to ensure your wall is smooth and flat.
If possible, remove all picture hooks, light fixtures and switch plates.
Wash of any dirt, hair, dust or residue from old wallpaper with a dry cloth or a duster. Do NOT use water!
A perfectly clean wall will help the adhesive backing to keep its stickiness if repositioning is required.
STEP 2: GETTING READY
Open the sturdy Eazywallz packaging tube. Inside you will find your wall mural.
Look for the panel number on the back of each one. Panel#1 is the first panel on the left.
Unroll all panels and lay them flat on the floor, the printed side facing the ceiling.
You may notice creases and/or bubbles as you unroll the panels. No worries, this is normal. Th creases will disappear once the mural is flattened on the wall.
If you purchased a wall mural that is smaller than your actual wall size, take the measurements of your wall to center it. Then draw a guideline, just like you would to hang a poster or framed photograph.
STEP 3: PEEL YOUR EAZYWALLZ
Peel off the liner a few inches only across the top of the first panel.
Do NOT peel off the entire liner all at once.
STEP 4: STICK IT! (PART 1)
Remember that the success of the installation will depend on properly placing the first panel.
Stick the top left corner of the panel to the top left corner of your wall. This is the easiest place to start.
Using a smoothing tool or squeegee, smooth the top of the panel onto the wall. Do NOT use pressure to avoid any scratches.
STEP 4: STICK IT! (PART 2)
Peel off the rest of the panel by gradually and evenly pulling down the liner, a few inches at a time.
We recommend having the other person hold the bottom of the panel as you work your way down.
Once the first panel is applied, and if necessary, remove any bubbles by gently pushing them outward with the squeegee.
STEP 5: ADDITIONAL PANELS
Start by aligning Panel#2 to Panel#1. Simply stick the panel against the edge of the first one, by matching the pattern of the mural.
Follow STEP 4 above to apply the rest of Panel#2.
Repeat the same process to apply all additional panels.
STEP 6: TRIM OVERAGE
Once all panels have been applied, SLOWLY trim all the overage with an utility knife with a sharp blade (ie: Xacto knife). Follow the edges of your wall or ceiling to do so. You can also use a ruler to cut through a straight line.
If needed, repeat this process to cut around outlets (if not removed prior to installation), fuse boxes, windows, doors, etc.
Unless laminated, do not clean.
STEP 7: REMOVAL PROCESS
Slowly and gently pull the panels from the wall. Use your hand to gradually hold back the wall mural during this process.
To avoid any damage to your wall while removing, keep the wall mural as flat and parallel to the wall as possible.
We highly recommend to keep the backing liner (wax paper), so you can re-apply the wall mural to it. It will protect the adhesive from losing its stickiness and allow you to re-use your wall mural.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM EAZYWALLZ
Outside of plain brick, the only surface that we have seen work against the adhesive is the combination of eggshell paint on a textured surface. Eggshell paint is mainly used in the kitchen and has intentional additives that allow it to be cleaned with detergents like 409, Fantastic, Soft Scrub, making it hard to adhere too. The material does has the ability to stick to this paint, however, when the paint has been applied to a textured surface, then basically only half the adhesive is touching the actual surface. In some cases, this type of surface combined with eggshell paint can make it touchy for the material to work.
We now offer a material to handle rougher surfaces which is a High Tack 50% Stronger adhesive (still removable) and also great for more permanent installs. The Opaque material allows for a 100% block out, great to cover colored painted walls.
Our wall murals stick to low and no VOC paints!
It is very important that you allow at least 30 days concerning a newly paint surface to dry. Bubbles can occur if the paint is still outgassing/flashing off. Also make sure all drywall painted surfaces or a repainted surface have been primed and painted in order to not leave possible residue or peel paint upon removal.
Installation is recommended no longer then 2-4 weeks after receipt. No warranty will be valid if installation is past 4 weeks.