How do Wall Stickers work?
Wall Stickers is a general term that applies to virtually any sticky wall décor. Some people refer to wall stickers as wall decals, wall tattoos, sticky wall art, or even vinyl wall decals and vinyl wall stickers. We easily interchange between all these terms but they are all essentially the same thing: Wall Stickers! It is more that Americans tend to use the term wall decal – whereas in Europe, they call them wall stickers or even wall tattoos.
So, how do Wall Stickers work?
Basically; our wall stickers are made from an ultra-thin; glossy; self-adhesive vinyl material – they almost feel a little “plastic-y”. Think more of licence disc holders and car stickers rather than a normal paper backed stickers.
There isn’t really a smell for the South African produced wall stickers – but we do produce them on order so they are fresh and occasionally when you open the package, 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.
Removable – Leaves No Residue
Our wall stickers are specifically made for temporary wall décor (although last years) – so when you are ready for a change; you can simply remove them. Instructions are included with your order for removing your wall sticker- simply put: you just peel them off the wall!!
Removable Wall Stickers Questions
Roommates Peel & Stick Decals are Re-positionable!
The Roommates Decor Peel & Stick Decals are produced in the USA and are Re-positionable – this means that you can re-use them! You can move them if you make a mistake or change up your decor (or rooms) whenever you like – so well suited to kids rooms! You can also take them with you if you move home, just keep the backing sheets or use wax paper.
Safe for Kids
Our wall tattoos are tested against the highest safety standards, and are completely non-toxic. They do not contain any harmful chemicals like phthalates or lead. They are 100% non-toxic, our wall stickers are completely safe for children to play or decorate with.
“…even my 3 year old enjoyed adding the little flowers to the lower branches.”
Easy to Install
A little worried about installing the wall stickers?
You can do it!!
Our wall stickers are designed for first time installers so no need to worry about the sticking – literally 99% of our customers have never installed a wall sticker. We would never give you something you would not be able to do. We give you detailed instructions and possible design ideas. You even get a practice sticker with the South Africa produced stickers. In fact, we always ask our customers for feedback and tend to get a response like:
“We absolutely love the stickers!! It was so easy to apply and looks stunning!!!”
1.) It is very very expensive to get an installer – more than the cost of the actual wall sticker!
2.) Installers don’t always know how to install!! We had an interior designer who had to re-order her wall sticker as the installer stuck it incorrectly and it was completely skew. At least as a first time installer you will read the instructions properly and take the time and care that is needed.
3.) There are so many areas in South Africa and we had too many suppliers – and what we leant? Generally, installers are unreliable and our reputation is important to us. We concentrate on what we do best – designing wall stickers.
4.) If you are pregnant/have a physical disability/have no “crafting” ability/scared/overwhelmed/lazy (we really have heard it all!): we suggest a friend, life partner and even a domestic can help you put up the wall stickers. Even children are really good at wall stickers – make it more of an activity than a chore.
5.) It is something you are going to look at everyday – nothing better than knowing that you did it yourself with that bit of personal touch (no, that’s not really a reason, but we thought it may throw it in there to convince you!!).
You really can do it plus we are just a phone call away – and much like all the paragraphs we have written to convince you that you can install it yourself, our instructions are very detailed plus you get that all important practice sticker.
The Wall Stickers are extremely durable but are still flexible enough to be applied to a variety of surfaces.
What about…Rough Walls?
Our 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 stick, then our wall stickers should stick. Examples of surfaces that are not suitable are: face brick, any type of textured plaster or paint, cinder blocks (or other porous surfaces),”orange peel” or textured walls, wallpaper and delicate surfaces. We do not guarantee our wall stickers on rough or textured surfaces.
Even though we don’t recommend it, we have had customers who have taken the chance and had success on their textured walls – click here for the full details on what worked for them.
As much as wall stickers will not stick to rough walls, we do have wallpaper that will stick to slightly rough surfaces! Have a look at our Easy Premium, Standard Wallpaper and Soak and Stick Wallpaper options.
100% Guarantee – it’s about Integrity
The South African produced wall sticker vinyl is imported from Europe and is a very high quality with an ISO-9001 certification. Our Wall Stickers are guaranteed for 3 years but they stay up for much longer. The Roommates Peel & Stick decals are imported from USA and are extremely high quality.
“…Excellent instructions and fun to apply. Have used the Sticky Things products before and can vouch they are of a superior quality!”
Click here for more on our 3 year guarantee – 100% happiness!
Some more Wall Sticker questions….
Paint first: the paint needs to cure for 2 weeks before applying wall stickers
The following tools will help when you install the wall decals:
– Masking Tape
– Old Credit Card/Store Card
– Spirit Level, Measuring Tape and/or Ruler
– A friend always helps (especially if you are pregnant)