The removability of our wall decals depend on many factors. Before you start removing the stickers, consider at least the following:
- How smooth is the wall? Stickers attached to a slightly textured wall will be easier to remove compare to a completely smooth surface.
- How solid is the wall paint? Older walls with many layers of hardened paint are usually safer than newly painted new walls. Durable semi-gloss or glossy paints are also usually safer than softer matte or silky paints.
- How long have the stickers been attached? The adhesive hardens over time, so a sticker that has been attached for many years will be more difficult to remove than one recently attached.
A sticker that has been attached for a short period of time on a slightly textured wall is usually very straightforward and easy to remove. However, we always recommend peeling off the stickers as carefully and slowly as possible:
- Start by loosening up a corner of the sticker
- Slowly and carefully peel it off perpendicular to the wall
Avoid pulling the sticker straight up from the wall, as that is more likely to peel off paint.
Use a hairdryer to warm up the adhesive
If the wall is cool to the touch or it seems that the stickers are stuck, use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm up the stickers before slowly peeling them off. Heat makes the adhesive both soft and elastic, making removal much easier.
If the wall is clean and the stickers have been attached for a short time, you are most likely able to reuse them again on another surface.