LONG TERM PEEL AND STICK: WHEN, WHY AND WHO.

Our Long Term Peel and Stick is an awesome removable material designed with a durable adhesive to ensure a long lasting installation over surfaces where low grade adhesives (Removable Peel and Stick | Canvas Peel and Stick) just won’t work.

IDEAL SPACES FOR INSTALLATION 

Want a long term installation but want to stay free of the hassle of traditional wallpapers? This is your solution.

If you are installing a full bathroom or a laundry room this is the one to go. If you are doing a commercial space when people interact with the wallpaper and might be tempted to lift it, this is the one to go with. 

If your wall has an irregular finish or mild surface texture this is the only wallpaper we recommend to use. Wallpapers have their limitations and we do not guarantee adhesion of the Long Term Peel and Stick over heavily textured walls. If you are not sure about the degree of texture on your walls please get a sample and test it in location. 

ADHESION GRADES DEPENDING ON THE SURFACE:

Install this wallpaper preferably over paint finishes from satin to gloss. The adhesion over flat or matte finishes is stronger and may cause damage to the paint when removal.

ONLY LONG TERM PEEL AND STICK FOR TEXTURED WALLS

Textured walls are modern inventions to finish walls in less time while hiding drywall seams and other building imperfections. Wallpapers ( all of them from traditional to peel and stick types) are not compatible with texture on the walls. 

Over textured surfaced peel and stick wallpapers cannot bond optimally, for that reason peel and stick wallpapers with soft adhesive simply fall off a textured wall. Because the adhesive in the Long Term Peel and Stick is stronger and more durable it will hold over mild textured surfaces.

Over textured walls the Long term Peel and Stick cannot bond optimally so as more surface deformation is present less adhesion will be experienced. When a surface is too heavily textured not even the Long Term Peel and Stick will hold.

YOU CAN DO IT

A durable adhesive does not imply it is in any way more difficult to install than other types of peel and stick wallpaper. 

Yes you can perfectly do it, read the instructions, watch the video a couple times and be patient. If your area is complex, inside a bath, or have elements on the wall as doors or windows, we advise you to look for the help of a pro.

INSTALLATION TIPS 

Textured walls are by definition imperfect, they all have deformations. The texture on the wall creates a difficult surface to install a perfect matching wallpaper. When installing over texture always expect minor misalignments as surface deformation might make impossible a perfect match. If you are very detail oriented we recommend smoothen the wall prior wallpapering. 

When installing over a textured wall:

- Do not remove the overlap, this will ensure dimensional stability over complex surfaces.

- Never apply heat to try to embed the material into a wall texture.  

- Use a felt squeegee or a thick towel to press the material to the wall but avoid using a hard edge squeegee.

- Installing over textured walls will make very difficult a perfect panel matching as texture on the wall deforms the surface in different rates.

LOOK FOR AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL

Always ask for experience with peel and stick wallpapers. If your walls have some degree of texture or deformation you need to let your installer know before head. Look for a pro that's willing to asses your wall prior installation. 

It is important to point out when you have a textured wall and hire a professional wallpaper installer he/she will tell you you need to smooth out the wall prior wallpapering. This is the right thing to do. 

A professional installation means high quality results, that can only be achieved by smoothing out the wall prior wallpapering. It is completely your personal choice but consider a wallpaper install over a textured wall will never have professional results. Walls are textured to avoid finishing them ( layers of joint compound and sanding prior painting ), they are very prone to have deformations and decorative textures themselves have different rates of deformation, this will make virtually impossible a perfect match between panels. 

Anyway consider the pro will always follow your guidelines as you are the customer and the one who purchased the wallpaper. 

REMOVAL

The removal process is possible without causing much damage to the wall. Expect (even on textured walls) to lift some paint chips while removing it, and if you soften the material with a blow dryer in Hot setting it will be even easier to remove.

The removal from surfaces with paint finishes flat or matte will lift more paint off the wall but won’t damage the wall. 

OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER

Avoid using Long Term Peel and Stick over a recently painted wall, the fumes for a recently painted wall ruin the adhesive of this wallpaper. Wait at least 4 weeks after painting to install a wallpaper

This wallpaper has a matte surface but because of the level of ink saturation on very dark prints this wallpaper can look more satin than flat matte. Order a sample if you want to check the shine with dark prints.