Applying Wall Stickers Checklist

Laurie Bloomfield

created on Dec 22, 2011

4.76 with 42 votes
    Choose decals that are appropriate for the space where they will be applied. Keep in mind the size and color of the space.
    You will need a clean sponge to remove dust or debris.
    This will enable you to lightly trace the shapes of the stickers before you secure them to the wall.
    This will allow ;you to apply enough pressure onto the sticker to secure it to the wall.
    Any bubbles that develop under the stickers as you apply them to the wall can be carefully removed by rubbing the squeegee over the surface.
    If the sticker is a quotation or a similar text, it will require more precise placement.
    Use a sponge and warm, soapy water to carefully clean the surface.
    Allow the wall enough time to dry completely. Your stickers will not adhere properly to a damp surface.
    Some wall stickers can be difficult to remove from a surface, so you should know how you want them placed before you apply them. Lay out your stickers on a flat surface in the arrangement you want before installing them.
    ;Leaving the adhesive backing intact, use painters' tape to apply the stickers to you wall space to see how they look. Lightly trace the shapes with a pencil before removing them.
    Carefully pull the top half of the backing from one of your stickers and place it on its proper traced spot on the wall. ;Use your fingers to rub the top of the decal onto the wall area. Pull off the bottom half of the backing and secure the rest of the sticker.
    Use a wall scraper to ensure that it's adhered.
    Use a rubber squeegee to smooth out the stickers. Start in the center of the decal and gently push any air bubbles out to through the sides.
4.76 with 42 votes


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Wall stickers can brighten any space in your home. And they come in almost any style — you'll find an endless variety available on the market today. But before you apply any wall stickers, be sure you are prepared and have all of the necessary tools and materials.


  • Consider yourself warned: many wall stickers are not repositionable. Once they are secured, they cannot be removed.
  • They are perfect for rental homes. Wall stickers allow renters to add style without changing or damaging the finish.
  • If it's a large sticker, ask a friend or family member to help you. This will make it easier to keep the decals from sticking together while you are working.

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