An empty white wall is anything but boring if you stick a wall sticker on it. A small adjustment with a big result. Especially for the children’s room, wall stickers are a lot of fun! Although there are still many prejudices about wall stickers. For example, they wouldn’t be contemporary, and wouldn’t fit in at all with today’s interior styles. But why really?
Different types of materials
The preconceptions of wall stickers mainly have to do with quality. With wall stickers it is true, cheap is expensive. A good wall sticker is not cheap. And that does make sense. There is a big difference in quality and that is easy to see.
If you are going to buy a wall sticker, you have a choice of two types of materials. Vinyl or paper. Do you go for quality? Then it is best to choose vinyl wall stickers. The material vinyl is much stronger than paper. Vinyl also adheres much better to walls. As a result, a wall sticker can quickly resemble a wall painting. It is therefore not surprising that nowadays almost all wall stickers are made of vinyl. Paper wall stickers are almost no longer used, but they are good to remember when you buy them. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Choose for quality
For wall stickers, choose a recognised brand. Wall stickers of recognised brands adhere much better to walls, doors or cupboards.
You can recognise poor quality by the way of stitching. If a wall sticker adheres badly to the wall, this may be due to the surface of the wall. Do you have a flat wall without paint? Then you are dealing with a poor quality wall sticker.
One of the most important aspects of a wall sticker is the type of glue. It is best to go for a wall sticker with a permanent adhesive. This adhesive adheres much better to the wall than adhesives with a non-permanent adhesive.
The colours on the stickers also show the quality. On good quality stickers the colour jumps off the sticker as it were. On poor quality stickers the colours are a bit pale. As a result, the stickers do not come into their own. A shame! There are indeed good wall stickers to be found.
Applying wall stickers
Once you have found quality wall stickers that match your interior, it is time to attach them.
To make a wall sticker stand out, it is advisable to let the wall sticker come to room temperature first.
Do you have a wall with fibreglass wallpaper, or a wall with texture? Then a wall sticker is not recommended. Uneven walls prevent the sticker from adhering completely. And that is a shame!
If you are going to apply a wall sticker, it is important to first thoroughly disinfect the wall. Then the sticker will stay in place better. Tip! It is also nice to apply wall stickers to cabinets or doors. However, it is more difficult to actually get the sticker off. But, certainly worth a try!