How-to #3

How To Prep Your Wall

A good preparation is key to ensure that your wall mural will adhere properly, to avoid bubbling and last for a very long time.

Good Preparation Is Key

All our wall murals are easy to install (some more than others) and made to last. However, a good preparation is key to ensure that you enjoy you wall mural or wallpaper for a very long time, as well as make the removal process easier in the future.

5 things to do

Remove any nails or hooks

Patch any holes and defects

Remove any old wall covering

Just before the installation - if possible -  remove light fixtures, switch plates and electrical outlets

Clean your wall thoroughly with a DRY cloth

Do NOT install on textured walls

Our wall murals and wallpaper can't be installed on heavily textured or unfinished walls. They may work on lightly textured walls, although we can't guarantee the result. Here are 3 exemples of walls our wall murals won't adhere to:

Unfinished walls

Popcorn walls

Knockdown walls

Apply On a Flat And Smooth Surface

As a general rule - and for ideal results - the surface should be as flat and smooth as possible. Do not apply your wall mural or removable wallpaper on textured walls. Only apply on a flat, smooth and clean surface. If the surface is rough or textured, you may need to float or sand it to the desired smoothness first.

Don't Forget The Primer

For walls, we advise applying a coat of primer and a coat of paint to avoid possible residue or peel paint upon removal. Apply a coat of acrylic or - even better - oil primer. Ideal paints are white or light color with a semi-gloss or gloss finish. If the surface has been freshly primed and/or painted, please wait at least a few days, even a week, for the paint to fully cure. Bubbles can occur if the paint is still outgassing/flashing off.

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