For a long time, painted walls have reigned in the world of interior design. We’ve seen white canvas walls and on the odd occasion, a painted grey feature wall.
Yet for some time, its position has been threatened by the re-emergence of wallpaper. Now, it seems we can’t get enough of wallpapered rooms or feature walls. Especially as 2020 will see a rise of dark florals, art deco patterns and terrazzo speckled walls: looks that simply cannot be achieved with wall paint (unless you’re Michelangelo). So, we’re really not surprised why wallpapers have made such a massive impact.
However, there’s a problem. Not all of us are comfortable with installing wallpaper. We see ourselves trying to tackle humungous sheets of dripping paper whilst smothered in paste from head to toe. Not to mention those of us who rent our homes and live in fear of the dreaded Landlord who won’t give back our full deposit or worse, charge us for extra.
Well, say goodbye to those worries and say hello to peel and stick wallpaper! No paste, no mess, easy to apply and more importantly, won’t cause damage to the wall when you remove it. If this sounds like all your dreams have come true, or maybe you need a little bit more convincing, read on. We’re going to tell you the 5 benefits of peel and stick wallpaper.
1, Easy to use
Peel and stick wallpaper is certainly easy to use. No paste is required and therefore, there’s very little mess. This is because fabulous removable wallpapers are self-adhesive. You simply peel off the backing and install it into place.
As this guide by wallsauce.com explains, it’s important to prepare your wall beforehand for best results. Make sure the wall is clean/dust-free, covered in a primer paint and free from any lumpy bits. If you don’t, lumps may show up once you install your beautiful peel and stick wallpaper.
We also recommend getting a friend to help you. Whilst one of you holds the wallpaper, the other can angle it into place.
When installing your mural, you may step back and realise you’ve put it up wonky. The beauty of peel and stick wallpaper is that you can gently peel it off and try again – this is perfect for a wallpaper first-timer.
Not only is removable peel and stick wallpaper good for this, but it’s fantastic for renters. Most people who rent tend to put up with plain painted walls. They are worried about nailing in pictures and especially worried about pasting up wallpaper. But because peel and stick wallpaper can be removed without causing damage to the wall, renters can finally inject some personality into their homes. Stop putting up with boring and start getting your perfect home now. You don’t need to own a home to make it your own!
You may be worried that you might ruin your gorgeous peel and stick wallpaper if you try to wipe it clean. After all, we don’t live in unrealistically pristine show homes. Our walls are bound to get splashed with dirt from time to time.
Well, get your cloth out because you can certainly wipe clean peel and stick wallpapers. But there’s a catch. Do not use detergents. I repeat. Do not use detergents! This is because the designs on peel and stick wallpapers are printed on with ink. So, if you use any type of detergent, you’re more than likely going to damage your beautiful peel and stick wallpaper.
All you need is a damp cloth or sponge to gently wipe away any dirt from your peel and stick wallpaper. No scrubbing: just wipe. It’s as simple as that.
Some of you might be wary of using peel and stick wallpaper because it’s relatively new compared to traditional paste wallpapers. Because it’s not installed using a paste, you may think that it might not last as long and peel off the wall at random intervals.
Don’t worry. Peel and stick wallpaper is just as durable as regular paste wallpapers and will last for a very long time. The only tip we would give is to not use peel and stick wallpaper in a bathroom or a room prone to damp. This may cause the wallpaper to loosen and start to peel from the wall.
Most importantly, we suspect that the main reason for wanting a peel and stick wallpaper is to update your home’s interior. Peel and stick wallpaper is fantastic for keeping up with the latest trends because it’s so easy to remove and replace with a more on-trend peel and stick wallpaper.
This means you have the chance to keep up to date with yearly interior design trends without too much mess and drama. If you wanted, you could even install a peel and stick wallpaper for every special occasion: imagine a snowy feature wall for Christmas, a pumpkin adorned wall for Halloween or even a balloon wallpaper to celebrate that special birthday.
There are many benefits to peel and stick wallpaper. Not only is it available in a range of on-trend styles, it’s easy to use, removable, wipeable and long-lasting. It gives you the freedom to have fun with your home’s interior without the worry of mess or damaging your walls. It’s easy to install as it can be removed if you make any errors, it will last you for years and is easy to clean if it gets dirty. So what are you waiting for? You can only reap benefits when it comes to peel and stick wallpaper.