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Caution: Heat and peel and stick wallpaper!

Peel and stick wallpaper has become a go-to solution for those looking to update their interiors quickly and affordably. Its popularity stems from its ease of installation, variety of designs, and the absence of the need for additional tools or adhesives. However, despite these advantages, there are significant drawbacks to be aware of, especially if you live in a hot climate.

Peel and Stick wallpaper

Advantages and disadvantages of peel and stick wallpaper

The main benefits of peel and stick wallpaper include ease of installation and a wide range of designs. You don’t need glue or brushes, which simplifies the process significantly. However, it’s important to remember that these wallpapers require a perfectly prepared wall. Even the slightest bump or roughness can cause problems in the future. Additionally, if you make a crease, the wallpaper will stick to itself with double strength, making it impossible to adjust or lower.

The impact of heat on peel and stick wallpaper

One of the most significant drawbacks of this type of wallpaper is its reaction to high temperatures. Our company has encountered numerous situations where walls exposed to the Colorado sun heated up so much that the wallpaper adhesive melted, causing the wallpaper to curl up and fall to the floor. The same issue occurs with forced-air heating: the wallpaper detaches and slides down the walls.

Adhesion problems and wall preparation

Peel and stick wallpaper requires perfectly smooth walls. Any dips, bumps, or rough areas will only exacerbate adhesion problems. On textured walls, this type of wallpaper often creates gaps between strips, ruining the appearance and reducing the lifespan of the covering.

Myths about easy removal

Many believe that peel and stick wallpaper is easy to remove, making it ideal for rental properties. However, this isn’t always the case. Over time, the adhesive can crystallize and lose its elasticity. When removing, this wallpaper can damage the wall texture and paint, leaving behind adhesive stains. Therefore, wall repairs and repainting might be necessary after removal.

Recommendations

Before installing peel and stick wallpaper, make sure your walls are perfectly smooth. If you have textured walls, consider using other types of wallpaper or materials. Be prepared for potential damage and repairs when removing the wallpaper.

Material and manufacturer

A good sign is what materials the company is working with. Our company works with various manufacturers and suppliers, among them York,  Farrow&ball,  Brewster,  ThibautWallquest. After many years of experience, we can confidently say: that materials and experience are the two main keys to high-quality workmanship!

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Conclusion

Peel and stick wallpaper is a convenient and stylish solution for quick interior updates. However, it’s essential to consider all factors, including the impact of heat, and to prepare your walls properly before use. If you live in a hot climate, be aware of the potential issues and consider alternative options.