How to Install or Remove Self Adhesive Wallpapers?

Whether there is a necessity to decorate an entire room or add slight change to the existing decor, the installation and removal of self adhesive wallpaper does not require too much effort to be done. One can even complete the tasks without any help if appropriate methods are followed correctly.

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Given below are the major steps involved in the installation work of self adhesive removal wallpaper:

  • First of all, it is important to clear the region where the wallpaper needs to be installed. All appliances should be removed, as well as any cabinets that might be present at the spot. If there are any switch plates on the wall, they will have to be unscrewed as well.
  • Once everything has been cleared away, accurate measurements must be taken of the area that has to be covered. It is generally recommended to start measuring from the top and stop at the bottom. An additional 8 inches should be left so that it may reimburse in case there is any miscalculation.
  • When the wallpaper is being applied, it must be placed by one foot at a time on the wall. The protective back cover can be peeled off slowly as the task proceeds. Although a self adhesive wallpaper generally does not require any extra gum or paste for installation, an individual may need to apply water to activate its adhesive in rare situations.
  • As the wallpaper is being applied, its back must be pressed smoothly with a little bit of pressure. Any wrinkle or bubble that may form under it must be removed with a smoother. Care must be taken to ensure that the product does not get damaged accidentally by the smoother.
  • After the task of installation is complete, the extra portions must be trimmed off. Indentations can be made using the smoother in case the wallpaper has adhered along the ceiling, floor or edges of window.


Removing a self adhesive wallpaper is even easier than the installation work. Because no adhesive or external glue is used for sticking it, one does not have to deal with the messy job of removing any stubborn glue residue. There is also no need to worry about getting the underlying paintwork damaged. Using just a steamer or water-dipped brush at the most, the task of peeling the product off the wall can be done easily.

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