How do I apply forwalls decals?
Applying your new wall decal
Preparation is the key - plan your layout.
For the larger decals – a second pair of hands will be very useful.
Wipe over surface with a dry clean cloth to ensure there is no dirt or dust.
It is then as simple as “peel & stick” – once you have found your ideal surface and planned your layout.
Simply peel the design from the backing, place on the wall and work in a diagonal direction from top to bottom applying firm pressure in a rubbing motion for 10 seconds.
Smooth out any air bubbles by directing them to the edges.
Apply extra pressure to edges to stop any lifting.
Why won't my wall decals stick sometimes?
There can be many reasons why wall decals won’t stay put – some of the known causes are:
Wall preparation – the wall has not been properly cleaned or dry before applying the decal.
Wall surface – our decals will not adhere to cloth, stucco, brick, concrete, cement render or similar uneven surfaces including some wall papers. These surfaces are not completely smooth and unfortunately this does not allow for sufficient smooth surface area for the decal to adhere to
Over-handling – preparation, preparation, preparation that is the key when applying your new decal – each time you remove it from the wall or handle the adhesive, you could be reducing the effectiveness of the adhesive.
Newly painted - ensure your wall has been properly prepared with a good quality undercoat. Allow for 3 weeks after painting before putting your decal up.
Paint choice – paints that are easy cleaning including, teflon and silicone paints, are designed to repel anything from sticking to them (like sticky little fingers). Unfortunately this means that some of them may also reject the adhesive used for removable wall decals.
With a bit more persistence, this problem can, in most cases, be overcome. Simply apply more pressure more often to the decal after application. Rub over the decal each day for the first week or so.
We cannot guarantee this will work for all paint types due to variations in paint quality and wall surfaces.
It is important to note this when you are choosing the paint to decorate your room.
Room Temperature – if your room suffers from extreme temperature changes – particularly heat, this can sometimes cause the adhesive to become soft and cause lifting.
None of the above? - generally it will be for one of the above reasons but as every site is different, there may be other reasons specific to you. Please contact us and we will endeavour to solve the problem for you.
How do I remove the decals?
Slowly peel off the decal by gently pulling away from the wall.
If the decal offers any resistance, gently warm it with a hairdryer set on LOW and the continue peeling.
Are your decals moveable?
Our products are designed to be durable and removable. Our window decals are the only decals in our range that are moveable.