Q: What is a Wall Sticker?
Wall Stickers is a general term that applies to virtually all sticky wall decor. Some people refer to wall stickers as wall decals, wall graphics, wall art, or even wall tattoos.
Q: What are Wall Stickers made from and are they high quality?
They are made from an ultra-thin, glossy, self-adhesive vinyl material. Wall Stickers are extremely durable and made to last for years, but are still flexible enough to be applied to a variety of surfaces.
They are very high quality and have an ISO-9001 certification.
Q: Are your Wall Stickers removable?
Yes! They are specifically made for temporary wall décor so when you are ready for a change; you can simply remove them. Instructions are included with your order for removing your wall sticker, otherwise log onto our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/stickythings.co.za?bookmark_t=page for full instructions.
Q: How do you remove Wall Stickers?
Removing your temporary wall stickers is easy. Peel up an edge with your fingernail and slowly peel the decal off the wall. If they have been there for a number of years or to a less porous surface like glass, we recommend that you use a hairdryer (set on low heat) to warm the decal, this releases the adhesive and makes it even easier to peel off. Please be extra careful when removing wall stickers, rather peel downwards flush with wall than pulling away from the wall.
Q: How long will the Wall Stickers stay up?
Our wall stickers can easily last up to 2 - 3 years indoors. Try to them away from direct sunlight as heat can release the adhesive and can cause the stickers to peel up. Outdoors, they can last up to 1 - 2 years. Temporary décor at it’s best!
Q: Are your Wall Stickers reusable and repositionable?
As much as they are removable, unfortunately, they are NOT reusable or repositionable. The material is such that they can only be used once. We include a practice decal with every order to help you become a pro before sticking the real thing.
Q: Can Wall Stickers be used for surfaces, other than walls?
Yes! As much as this is contradictory to their name, they can be used on a variety of surfaces. They work best on smooth, dry and clean surfaces like walls, but work just as well on other surfaces like: glass (great for sliding doors, windows, shower doors on outside etc.), mirrors, bathroom/kitchen tiles (not on grouting), ceilings, fridges, washing machines, sealed concrete floors, smooth metal, tile, plastic surfaces, finished wood furniture, laptops and even cars! Think clean, flat and smooth surfaces. Do not place wall stickers on rugs, fabrics, clothing, or any other textiles. Textile fibres may stick to the adhesive and cause it to become ineffective.
Q: Are Wall Stickers suitable for textured walls and surfaces?
No, Wall Stickers are NOT suitable for rough and bumpy surfaces (even walls) - think clean and smooth. The surface needs to be completely flat and smooth and clean (no dust or dirt). A good gauge is: imagine that “clear sticky stuff you used to cover your school books in” – if that will work, then it should work. Examples of surfaces that are not suitable are: face brick, any type of texture, cinder block (or other porous surfaces),”orange peel” or textured walls, wallpaper and delicate surfaces. If you're unsure if our wall stickers will work, it’s always best to test with your practice sticker in an inconspicuous area and see if it works. Alternatively, send us an e-mail and in some cases, we may be able to send you a sample to test before you make a purchase.
Q: Will Wall Stickers remove paint from my walls?
We've designed Wall Stickers to be completely safe for painted walls; which means that they will not peel the paint, or damage other surfaces like sealed wood, plastic, or metal. Just a note that in very some cases, depending on the age or condition of the painted surface underneath, we cannot say across the board that some paint flecking will not occur. You may notice paint flecks on the back of the decals when removed and some minor paint touch up may be required. For freshly painted walls, allow 2 weeks for the paint to cure. We know... it takes patience, but it's better than applying to a wet wall. Also, to protect your walls - be extra careful when removing wall stickers, rather peel downwards flush with wall than pulling away from the wall.
Q: Are Wall Stickers safe for kids?
Absolutely. Our products are tested against the highest safety standards, and are completely non-toxic. They do not contain harmful chemicals like phthalates or lead. They are 100% non-toxic, our wall stickers are completely safe for children to play or decorate with.
Q: Why do Wall Stickers smell?
Occasionally, when you open a package of our wall decals, you may detect a slight "vinyl/plastic-y" smell. The smell will usually go away in a matter of minutes, but you can always speed up the process by placing the sheets outdoors in the fresh air, or in a well-ventilated room.
Q: How do I clean my wall stickers?
If the decals are dirty, they can be cleaned with a damp rag and a mild soap. Do not spray wall stickers with any chemicals, cleaners, or fragrances.
Q: Can your wall stickers stand extreme temperatures?
Wall Stickers are manufactured to withstand mild changes in heat and cold from sunlight. Officially, they can stand temperatures from -5 to 50 degrees centigrade but high heat or cold will lessen the life span of the wall stickers and can compromise the adhesive and cause stickers to peel, rip, fall off, or damage the surfaces on which they have been applied. Do not place wall stickers in direct sunlight or position them on temperature items like a toaster, oven, kettle, braai, hairdryer etc. Do not place items that are decorated with wall stickers in a dishwater, oven, or microwave!
Q: Can you put wall stickers in the bathroom?
Absolutely, just not under running water like inside a shower/in the bath etc. You can stick wall stickers to the walls, tiles and even - the toilet! Wall stickers will not adhere to the grouting between the tiles.
DESIGNS AND COLOURS
Q: What if I want a different colour to what you offer?
We offer certain standard colour schemes for different designs. This is mostly for ordering simplicity, bulk printing/cost saving, the application and the design size. We can offer you a custom colour but depending on the design, it will cost between 2-3 times the price. As we grow, we will offer more colour varieties.
Q: I would like to get my decal reverse printed so that I can put it on the inside surface of a window. Is this possible?
Yes, but only on certain designs. It may take a bit longer and cost a little but email us and we will let you know.
Q: I would like a custom design or larger design, do you offer that?
Yes, email us with your requirements/sizes and we will respond. This is great for corporates!
Q: I have a clever idea as a design for you to use?
Let us know! We love new ideas and suggestions and are expanding our range daily.