Frequently Asked Questions
Simple Shapes Wall Stickers are peel and stick fabric stickers. They are super easy to install and move around if needed. They don't curl at the edges like most other wall stickers that you find online since they are made out of a semi-stretchable fabric.
One main difference is the material that they are made from. Wall Decals are a cut vinyl so they are super thin! When you put them on your wall, they look like beautiful painted designs! Simple Shapes Wall Stickers are a thicker cut fabric material but look just as beautiful. The other main difference between the two is the method of how they are made. Since Wall Decals are a cut vinyl, we do not "print" the designs. Rather we "cut" them out and in some cases, layer different colored vinyl to make our unique designs. You will notice our Wall Decal designs are simpler and more silhouette like. With Wall Stickers, we print and then cut out the designs. This means with a Wall Sticker, we can print and cut almost any graphic.
We like to call our Wallpaper, “Easy Wallpaper”. Have you tried installing traditional wallpaper? If you have, it’s probably not easy to forget. Messy and difficult. Did we mention Messy? With the introduction of Simple Shapes Wallpaper, you can forget about those old memories. Our Peel and Stick Wallpaper is EASY. Just Peel and Stick! If you know how to use contact paper, you most likely can handle installing our wallpaper. Simple Shapes Peel and Stick wallpaper is made from a fine polyester weave fabric with an adhesive backing. Compare it to other wallpaper, and you will see how its textured heavyweight material gives off a high end lavish feeling.
Yes all Simple Shapes Wall Decals, Wall Stickers and Peel and Stick Wallpaper are removable. Our products only use removable self-adhesive, however because all walls are not created (or painted) equally, special care must be taken to prevent paint from being pulled off the wall during removal. For Wall Decals, we suggest that you heat up the decal with a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive before pulling it off the wall. Heat as you go. Also, always pull in parallel to the wall (down and away NOT out and away). For Peel and Stick Wallpaper, you can pull the sheets down and off the wall slowly. Take your time for the best results.
Simple Shapes Wall Decals are NOT reusable. As with any vinyl decal product, although you can remove it safely from your wall, most likely it will stretch and tear making it unusable once it’s completely off the wall. If you have managed to get an entire piece of vinyl off the wall in a perfect upstretched condition, please contact us because we want to hire YOU! Simple Shapes Peel and Stick Wallpaper and Wall Stickers on the other hand are reusable to a certain extent. The adhesive is more forgiving so you can peel the sheet off the wall to re-align it during installation. However, please keep in mind that just like any sticker (insert childhood memory here), the more you play around with it, the less “sticky” it will get as it picks up dust from the wall.
Once you install our wall decals and/or wallpaper, they will stay on your wall until you are ready to take them down. The adhesive is a removable adhesive that the manufacturer states will be removable for up to 3 years. This means that after three years, the adhesive may be a little harder to remove from the wall without peeling off some paint. Of course by then your wall will probably need a fresh coat of paint to clean up the everyday nicks and chips it has gotten.
Well that is a loaded question. First in order to answer this, we need to know what you call “textured”.
Texture like this?
Texture like this or something in between ?
For any wall with moderate to heavy texture, it means that possibly 50% of the wallpaper or decal adhesive has nothing to stick to.
*** If you have moderate to heavy textured walls, you will need to either sand the texture or apply a skim coat to flatten it out.
** Please note, we are unable to issue refunds as a result of incompatible paint or texture.**
These days, we’ve noticed that our products stick to any SMOOTH wall just as long as it is NOT painted with a specialty “non-staining” , “stain resistant”, or “stain blocking” paint. If your walls are painted with low or no VOC paint, we have included specific instructions with your order on how to prepare your wall by cleaning it with a alcohol/water mixture. If your paints’ selling point is its stain resistance, then that means that stains, stickers, WALLPAPER and almost everything you can imagine WILL NOT stick to it. Now that being said, we still get a few (but rare) customers where our wallpaper does not stick well to their walls. In those cases we’ve found that the problem is with the specific paint finish/model/color. Luckily there is a way to make our products work on your specialty painted walls! You can use this primer: ROMAN PRO-935 (click here) and wallpaper over the applied primer.
** Please note, we are unable to issue refunds as a result of incompatible paint or texture.**
If you haven't painted your wall yet please choose a flat or matte sheen.
Our wall decals and wallpaper can be used in a bathroom but NOT in areas where there will be constant direct water contact (ie. inside the shower/tub) unless you plan to seal it with a clear coat. While humid conditions are okay, it’s always a good idea to keep a room well ventilated by opening up a window or turning on the fan.
Yes!, As of January 7, 2019, ALL of our wallpaper and wall murals can be used as a backsplash and can be wiped down easily using a non abrasive, mild cleaner and soft cloth.
We have a calculator located on each Wallpaper and Wall Mural product page that will help you calculate the number of sheets you need. All you need to do is choose the design you are interested in, go to the item product page and above the "Add to Cart" button you will see a link for "Wallpaper Size Calculator". Click the link and you will need to input your wall size to get an accurate estimate of sheets and sizes needed.
For example, go here Watercolor Stripes Wallpaper, choose a color and click "Wallpaper Size Calculator"
Our Wall Decals and Wallpaper work on all brands of paints. If you asked for a recommendation, we would go with a basic Benjamin Moore paint (NOT REGAL SELECT < This is a Stain Blocking Paint) in a flat or matte sheen. Just because we almost never have issues with Benjamin Moore Flat and Matte paints.
Please wait 30 days before applying to freshly painted walls. The sign industry concerning peel and stick material has reached a general consensus on this. Regardless of which wallpaper/mural vendor you choose, you need to wait 30 days to let the walls off gas before trying to stick anything to the walls. For walls that have not yet been painted , you can use Roman Wallpaper Pro-935 Wallpaper primer which allows you to install wallpaper after 24 hours.
If your wall or surface is painted, dry and ready, there are just a few more steps you can take to make for an optimal installation experience. First, wipe down your walls. If the paint used was a No-VOC or Low-VOC paint, then use a mixture of 70% rubbing alcohol and 30% water and spray it onto a clean lint free towel and wipe the wall thoroughly. Wait about 15 minutes for the wall to dry. If you used standard paint you can use just water to wipe the walls. While you are waiting for the wall to dry, put your hand on the wall. Is the wall room temperature or is it cold? Wall decals and Wall Stickers do not like cold walls. Wallpaper will be okay, but if you are installing wall decals or stickers, turn up the heat and wait until the walls are not cold to the touch. Finally, wash and dry your hands. Clean and dry hands are the most important tools you need!
Installing our Peel and Stick Wallpaper is super easy! Just Peel off the backing and Stick! You can hire an installer, but we highly recommend you try it. You will gain a sense of accomplishment knowing that you just wallpapered your wall! See our Wallpaper Installation video here.
Our Wall Decals can be wiped down with damp cloth or sponge. Warm soapy water is best! We do not recommend using harshe chemical cleaners or anything of that sort.
For light duty wiping and spot cleaning, we recommend using a dry wallpaper cleaning sponge. If you need to buy one, please use the contact us page here. Otherwise for some prints it is okay to use a soft clean cloth with water and LIGHTLY wipe where you need to spot clean. As with cleaning anything around the house, it is always a good idea to spot clean in an inconspicuous area first to see how the print reacts to the cleaning.
Removing a Wall Decal from the wall takes just a little bit of TLC and patience! We recommend pre-heating the decal using a hair dryer. It will soften up the decal and adhesive. Then you can slowly start to pull the decal off the wall. Please pull downward and parallel to the wall. Not up and away! This will prevent the paint from chipping. If you feel that you have to use a lot of force to pull the decal off, heat up the decal more as you pull down.
Our Wallpaper/Wall Mural/Wall Stickers can be removed just by pulling an edge and pulling slowly down on the wall. Slow and steady is the key!
If you need a custom size or design, send us an email with your request or use our custom orders form here and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. Most of the time we are able to make small adjustments to our current designs to fit our customer's needs.
We handle many types of customized orders. In order best address your specific needs, please email us with your request or use our custom order form here.
Absolutely! We know picking colors is not an easy task, so if you are unsure, feel free to email us a photo of your wall and room. One of our design team members will then send you a recommended color scheme. You can also order a color chart to see the actual colored vinyl or order wallpaper swatches to see the actual wallpaper print. If you need a custom colored wallpaper, you can order a wallpaper custom color chart as well.
If you have questions regarding your order, please use our contact form here to send us a message.