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Peel and stick wallpaper: An insider's perspective

Peel and Stick wallpaper has become popular due to its advertised ease of installation and variety of designs. However, in practice, installing this wallpaper can be significantly more challenging than promotional materials suggest. In this article, we will examine the real difficulties of installing this type of wallpaper and provide recommendations for potential buyers.

Real installation challenges

After years of work we have come up with three main challenges associated with this wallpaper, below we share them with you.

  • Wall Preparation Requirements

    • Perfect Surface: Peel and Stick wallpaper requires perfectly smooth and clean walls. Any texture or unevenness can result in poor adhesion.
    • Cleaning: Walls must be thoroughly cleaned of dust, dirt, and grease. This is a mandatory step that cannot be skipped.
  • Lack of Adjustability

    • Alignment Issues: These wallpapers are almost impossible to adjust once applied, making it very difficult to match patterns, especially on uneven walls.
    • Corrections: Any mistake during application will require significant effort to correct, and sometimes a complete replacement of the wallpaper strip.
  • Experience and Skills

    • Challenges for Beginners: For an ordinary person without wallpapering experience, installing Peel and Stick wallpaper can be a very labor-intensive task. Even on the second or third attempt, the result may be far from perfect.

Durability and performance

Based on our customers’ feedback, their operating experience and our view as practicing craftsmen, we can say:

  • Longevity

    • Shorter Lifespan: Peel and Stick wallpaper is less durable compared to traditional paste-the-wall wallpaper. It wears out faster, especially in areas with high humidity or heavy use.
  • Maintenance

    • Prone to Damage: These wallpapers can be more susceptible to damage and stains, requiring careful handling and additional maintenance.

Recommendations for buyers

Due to ignorance or advertising, customers often purchase wallpaper that does not meet their expectations, which subsequently exceeds the installation budget due to the need for additional wall preparation. Therefore, we strongly recommend:

  • Consultation with Professionals

    • Professional Help: Before purchasing and installing Peel and Stick wallpaper, it is recommended to consult with professionals to avoid mistakes and unnecessary expenses.
    • Wallpaper Selection: It is important to choose wallpaper based on the room’s characteristics and wall condition.
  • Alternative Options

    • Other Types of Wallpaper: There are other types of wallpaper that may be easier to install and more durable. The variety of prints and textures on the market allows you to find a suitable option without compromising the room’s design.
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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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Peel and Stick wallpaper has indeed added variety to the market and pleases with its designs. However, its installation is far from as simple as promotional materials claim. Additionally, potential buyers should anticipate labor-intensive wall preparation and possible installation difficulties. To achieve the best results and cost savings, it’s advisable to consider other types of wallpaper and consult with professionals. This way, you can create a beautiful and durable interior that meets your expectations and needs.