How can I use the wall decals and what are they made of?
All Paper Culture Wall Decals are made from a removable, repositionable fabric material with a water-based adhesive. You can peel them off the sheet and stick them directly onto almost any dry, clean indoor wall. As you apply almost any decal, you may get little bubbles beneath your decal. With many decals, you will have to peel it off and reapply in order to get rid of the bubbles. With our breathable fabric material, you can simply smooth out the bubbles and the special material releases the air without requiring you to peel off the decal and reapply. Our fabric material contains no vinyl, no PVCs and no phthalates (yes, those things are yucky!). So, not only can you feel good when you look at your decals, you'll feel good about knowing what they're made of as well.
Special instructions for application
Because Paper Culture Wall Decals are made from removable and repositionable fabric, they are incredibly easy to apply and reapply. The primary criteria is to pick a clean and dry indoor surface. Just peel and stick. If bubbles appear, our fabric material enables you to simply smooth out the bubbles with your hand without needing to reapply the decal. If you wish to remove your decal, simply place it back on the sheet it came with for safe storage. Of course, our decals work better on some surfaces than others.
- Inside, temperature-controlled locations
- Smooth, dry, painted walls
- Non-heated plastic
- Sanded wood
- Dirty surfaces
- Rough surfaces
- Heated surfaces
- Areas exposed to direct sunlight
- Areas of large temperature & humidity changes (e.g. bathroom)
- Outdoor areas
- Freshly-painted walls (wait 2 weeks or more)
Durability (How long do they last?)
In truth, it depends on how the decals are treated. Look, fabric wall decals are not archival art. They are fun ways to decorate your home or business. In a clean, dry indoor environment without exposure to direct sunlight, they will last 1-3 years. The more you reapply and remove the decals, the more dirt will accumulate on the adhesive, then the stickiness will decrease. We don't recommend using our decals for outdoor applications, as the temperature and humidity fluctuation will negatively impact performance.
Paper Culture Wall Decals are made from a special removable and repositionable fabric. To remove your wall decals, simply peel back one of the corners, and slowly pull the decal along the edges of the wall (instead of pulling away from the wall). There is a small chance of paint peeling off with any wall decal, but peeling it across the wall minimizes that risk. Because we cannot know the condition of each wall, we are not responsible for paint that may peel off with the removal of a wall decal. We recommend keeping the sheet that your decals are on when we ship them to you in case you want to take your decals off the wall to store for future use. While the performance of each decal will depend on the environment -- with clean, dry walls, you should be able to apply and reapply the decal 10-20 times without any issues. We have decals in our office that have been removed and reapplied hundreds of times and still maintain their adhesive, though that's probably at the extreme. The cleaner your walls are, the more often you will be able to remove and reapply your wall decals.