Peel & Stick Manual
Ready to hang your Peel & Stick Wallcoverings? Start here! We recommend reading through all the steps before beginning and, as always, reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
When your order arrives
Check all lot numbers and pattern/colorway information to make sure it matches.
Examine the rolls once unwrapped and check for any damages from transit or printing errors—please notify firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so that we can assist!
Check that the colors match roll to roll and edge to edge.
Ensure that you have sufficient yardage to complete the job—if you need to order additional yardage before starting, please reach out to email@example.com with the lot number so that we can ensure an exact match.
Gather your tools! Backdrop has provided a utility knife and plastic smoother, but you may also need a tape measure, level, pencil, ruler, and/or step ladder.
Please note: While every precaution is taken to ensure that this product reaches you in perfect condition it is your responsibility to check that it is free from defects before and during hanging. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for costs incurred due to incorrect hanging technique or hanging defective wallpaper if by preliminary inspection the defect would have been found. We recommend reviewing the checklist above, then after hanging 2-3 lengths check again before continuing. In order to successfully resolve reports of incidents, it is crucial that all labels be saved for review.
Before you begin
Let the product acclimate in the room it will be applied for a minimum of 48 hours.
Ensure that all surfaces are smooth, dry, clean, and firm. The product may not adhere to unclean/textured surfaces.
Prep your surface by cleaning with warm water only—if chemical cleaners or soap are used, there can be no residue remaining.
Allow at least 4 weeks for newly painted surfaces to fully cure before application.
Surfaces NOT recommended for application: Textured walls, wallpaper, brick, cinderblock, unpainted drywall/sheetrock or plaster, outdoor areas.
If you are hanging this product around sockets or switches, switch off main power, unscrew fixtures & clean out all dust prior to starting as this will negatively affect adhesion.
Any damp issues must be corrected before application of this wallcovering.
Draw a straight vertical line using your level, 20 inches (50cm) from the left hand side of your wall, unless hanging a feature wall, where you should start in the center to ensure symmetry especially on large scale designs. This is a guide for your first length/strip, so it’s important for it to be straight.
Peel about 12 inches of the backing away. Apple the front sheet to the top of the wall, allowing a bit of excess to overlap the ceiling. Align the right side of the length/strip to your mark and press to the smooth, clean, dry wall. Working from top to bottom, pull the backing away as you evenly press the paper to the wall. When peeling the backing away be careful around the edges to avoid paper cuts. Do not stretch the material, this can cause gaps between the seams overtime.
Remove the sheet to reposition if needed. Slightly overlapping lengths/strips by approximately 1/32in (0.5mm) is recommended. **If the product is not slightly overlapped, it will leave a gap when it shrinks back.
Use a plastic smoother to push out any air bubbles from the center outwards. Applying moderate pressure, use the smoother over the full surface area of the product to ensure firm adhesion to the wall. Trim along the top & bottom of the length/strip using a straight edge and sharp utility knife. It's important to use the smoother to ensure adhesion.
Apply the next strip/length the same way, slightly overlapping & matching the pattern to the first strip/length. If you are having difficulty with an uneven corner, try cutting into the corner rather than wrapping from one wall to the next.
To remove: slowly pull edge from top corner directly downward.
To Clean: Backdrop’s Peel & Stick wallpaper may be wiped with a slightly damp cloth. Excessive liquid may damage the product and is not recommended.