For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Roll your cut strip loosely with pattern side in, paste side out. Start at the top and in a corner. Fold each end of the moistened strip toward the middle, pasted sides together, aligning the edges carefully so they do not dry out. Having the similar colors hides all kinds of problems! Now I'm on to phase two -- paint and molding! Align the side of the paper with the drawn line and apply the sheet to the top of the wall allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling (you will cut that off later). (I read every single one. Apply the next strip/length according to the instructions above, slightly overlapping & matching the pattern to the first strip/length. You can also use a Wallpaper Hand Sprayer, to get the same effect and activate the paste by spraying a fine mist of clean water to the pasted surface. We're trying to find out which panels can be shorter, to save you some hard-earned moo-lah. Here's the visual... You'll place the panels side by side with no overlap for one seamless design across the wall. Whether your Chinoiserie order has arrived or you are still waiting for it, you can begin to clean and prep your surface for installation. If you try it I recommend a smaller part of the wall like this, and definitely a forgiving print as well! Based on which type of wallpaper you are installing the instructions may differ, but the general technique is the same. Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.THANKS so much for reading! It was oddly satisfying -- like painting a room a little bit at a time and seeing it transform bit by bit. Excessive liquid may damage the product and is not recommended. But when it was right then it was just a matter of spreading it on and getting any bubbles out. I now put up all my trim boards and then my paper so I do not run into this issue. Any damp issues must be corrected before application of this wallcovering. Peel about 12 inches (30cm) of the backing away. Love it! The product may not adhere to unclean/textured surfaces. Gorgeous, Sarah! I like to use the wall instead of the ceiling to see if i'm straight. I only ask that you credit my site with a link if you reference one of my projects or use a photo. Peel and stick wallpapers would be great for rentals! If pasting the paper, apply an even coat of paste to the back of the wallpaper, working form the center to the edges. Ask them in the comment section at the end of this post! When ready to begin, measure the wall length, then add 4” and cut your wallpaper. The great thing about peel and stick wallpaper is that you can easily lift it back up and readjust it as you go. But it was techincally easy to apply outside of that. Use a plastic smoother to push out any air bubbles from the center outwards. I used it in the shiplap design and started to have trouble with the lines being straight. Immerse your birthday boy or girl in the world of Harry Potter, for example, with this peel and stick wallpaper. Apply the front sheet to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling. :). If new to wallpaper, when selecting a paper take note of the type of wallpaper you are using as installation can slightly vary. We do not recommend applying Tempaper to matte, flat, and low sheen paints, textured surfaces, or exterior surfaces. Thank you for the step by step tutorial! Peel about 12 inches (30cm) of the backing away. Follow the steps above to keep going and finish hanging your strips. I did not -- I don't think it would stick with that on the back. If your surface has been painted with zero VOC paint, we recommend wiping your surface with a 1:1 Isopropyl alcohol and water solution first. The paper itself won't be covered. Peel about 12 inches (30cm) of the backing away. Just remember, these four simple steps: Measure, Cut, Activate (with either paste or water) and Hang. I LOVE your comments, thank you! I didn't see anything about it in the blog post, and I know you said it wasn't perfect but my eye was immediately drawn to two areas where the paper wasn't level. There's a trick...if your wall is level at the bottom (vs. the top) as shown in this picture, then we'll need to do some further checking on our end to make sure the panels will seam match at various heights. How will you be able to "just pull it off" if there is molding on top of it? Gain access to secret sales, product launches and more! available that will help you with your peel and stick, removable wallpaper project. If so, does the texture show through the paper? Once you've got the first 6 inches or so in place, continue peeling down the back then press into place. Step 1: Measure the maximum width and height of the wall. With regular wallpaper, I've always been told to first paint the wall the same color as the wallpaper background. You'll see more imperfections with the lights on or in direct sunlight than you will with lights off. You'll need multiple panels to cover your wall. Since the glue is already applied on the back, there is less of a mess in the process of applying it to the wall. You want the paper to overlap at the ceiling and the baseboard by approximately 2”. Once you get to the bottom, you can either remove and re-add your baseboard or simply use the x-acto knife to slice. With peel & stick wallpaper, wherever you stick it, it will stay so you have to be really precise when you line it up. Let us start by saying that Tempaper is recommended for smooth surfaces that are in good condition and have been primed and painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish. Another perk of this kind of wallpaper is that it can be removed and reused multiple times without any additional adhesives or pastes. Over time there will be shrinking and expanding and those pesky lines will show up. However if your window takes up the majority of the wall, please send a diagram and we'll offer advice. It is NOT perfect, that's for sure. I found it was best to peel the backing from the top and a corner and then fold the paper back so it wouldn't get in my way. Make sure you are still matching up with the line. That looks great. We know measuring for wallpaper can be the kink in the works for some people. I do think installing normal wallpaper is easier than installing peel and stick because you are able to move the wallpaper before it sets.