Traditional wallpaper has a long history as a stylish way to decorate homes. The latest spin-off is self adhesive wallpaper (also known as peel-and-stick or removable wallpaper), which makes it much easier for home DIYers to apply themselves without a professional, and less likely to end up as a messy disaster.
The durability of this type of wallpaper depends on its quality and the surface it’s applied to, as well as maintenance and care. Proper surface preparation ensures the adhesive adheres properly, which will help it last longer and reduce the risk of peeling or lifting over time. Using a squeegee to smooth it over any rough or textured surfaces will also help minimize the chance of bubbles.
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It’s also less expensive than traditional wallpaper, and easier to remove if you decide to change your mind. Removable wallpaper also tends to be more scuff- and scratch-resistant than traditional paper, although it’s not as durable as non-pasted wallpaper.
When hanging this type of wallpaper, make sure to cut all of your lengths to wall height, allowing for a few centimeters at each end for trimming, and number them on the back to keep them in the right order. This will help ensure that your pattern matches up evenly across the room and avoids a jarring seam. Also, be careful when removing the backing to avoid pulling any of the wallpaper with it. Be sure to use a gentle, damp cloth or steamer to gently peel the wallpaper off the wall, and take care not to tug on any areas where there’s an adhesive strip.