With a slight texture and matte finish, Spoonflower’s Peel and Stick Wallpaper offers easy installation—simply remove the adhesive backing and it will stick to smooth surfaces. Unlike most peel-and-stick wallpaper, our Woven wallpaper is completely free of vinyl, one of the most toxic plastics for the environment. Plus, it’s removable, repositionable and doesn’t leave any residue behind. So what are you waiting for? Watch our step-by-step installation video to get started!
Peel and Stick Wallpaper Installation Materials
- Peel and Stick Wallpaper
- Utility knife
- Squeegee included with your order
- Tape measure
Hanging wallpaper is a two-person job—grab a friend to help!
An important note about Spoonflower’s Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Peel and Stick Wallpaper is not recommended for use on walls with texture, walls painted with “scrubbable” paints, or in children’s rooms. For children’s rooms, Prepasted Removable Smooth Wallpaper is preferred. For textured walls, wallpaper may not be a good option and rigorous testing is recommended.
Step 1. Determine How Much Wallpaper You’ll Need for Your Project
Total Number of Wallpaper Rolls
Spoonflower’s Peel and Stick wallpaper has a set width of 24 inches. To determine how many rolls you’ll need, take your wall width and divide by 24″. Remember to round-up to the nearest whole number.
Wall Width / 24″ = Total number of Rolls (round up to the nearest whole number)
Wallpaper Roll Height
Spoonflower’s Peel and Stick wallpaper comes in 1′, 3′, 9′ & 12′ lengths. To determine how tall your rolls need to be, take your wall length and divide by 12″. We recommend rounding up so you have wiggle room to match your pattern. Also, most walls (even in new construction) are not even. Having a little extra helps you adjust and end up with perfectly wallpapered walls.
Wall Height (in inches) / 12″ = Roll height
Pro tip: Before you place your complete order, we recommend ordering 2′ x 1′ swatches to see which design will work best for your project.
Step 2. Prepare Your Wall
Before applying any wallpaper, ensure your wall is smooth, clean and dust-free. Patch any damaged areas of the wall, especially where sharp edges might pierce or tear the wallpaper. For best results, apply wallpaper to a surface that is a solid, light color. Allow recently painted or primed walls to cure for four weeks prior to installing wallpaper (applying wallpaper over uncured paint can lead to bubbling).
Please note our Peel and Stick Wallpaper is not recommended for use on walls with high texture or painted with scrubbable paints.
Step 3. Prepare Your Paper
Re-roll your wallpaper so that the top is on the outside of the roll. The top of the roll has no white space, whereas the bottom has a narrow line of white and is printed with a barcode. Do not trim any part of the paper before hanging.
Step 4. Hang Your Wallpaper
If you’re applying multiple rolls of wallpaper, hang them from left to right OR right to left to ensure a smooth repeat of the design. Start in a top corner of the room, wall or other surface you’re covering. If covering an entire room, choose an inconspicuous corner to begin since the repeat will not match up on the final seam.
Hanging the First Wallpaper Roll
Pick up the first roll and peel away a few inches of the paper backing from the top of the roll. Fold the backing paper away from the adhesive and crease it, giving you a few inches of tack to begin your application. Don’t unroll the full length of the roll yet—you’ll want to support the roll and unpeel it slowly as you go. Align the top of the wallpaper with the ceiling making sure it’s straight and even on the wall. Ask your friend to step back and check that the roll is straight and your design elements are level, then press the exposed adhesive area against the wall. Peel and Stick Wallpaper is repositionable, so if you need to adjust the placement simply peel the paper off the wall slowly and reapply as necessary.
Once the top of the roll is in position, gently peel the paper backing down 5-10″ (15-25 cm) at a time and smooth the wallpaper onto the wall, moving from the center outwards. If necessary, use the squeegee to move large air bubbles to the edge of the design, being careful not to scratch your design.
Hanging the Second Wallpaper Roll
Pick up your second roll of wallpaper and apply it so that its edge overlaps the previous strip by approximately 3/4″ (1.905 cm), carefully visually matching the repeat. When aligning the paper be sure to use a gentle touch to prevent stretching or warping. Do not trim the overlap; it guarantees that the wallpaper will repeat seamlessly. Repeat this step, aligning each new roll over the previous one.
After you’ve installed your final roll, trim the excess paper at the bottom with a sharp utility knife and admire your job well done!