Frequently asked questions – Wall stickers
So how well do they stick?
We can assure you that they stick well! We’ve designed them to stay put for a long time. We chose a permanent outdoor quality, the best there is to make sure they do not come off quickly and therefore be durable.
Can they stick on plaster or glass fibre wall paper?
Yes they can, but it depends on the type of plaster. Generally big differences in height really are a bad idea. They need a good contact surface to stick to. And holes around the edges let in dust and perhaps moist so then the sticker will come off. Plaster should also not have grains that come off, so painted plaster is best. Here you see that with very subtle differences in grain or texture it is possible. They are the best quality sticker, so if any sticker can do it, it’s this one!
Are they suitable for all background colours?
Yes they are. We chose a solid material to make sure the colours pop and they do on all backgrounds colours. No other colours will seep through. Also, the stickers don’t have white edges so look as realistic as possible on all background colours.
Do they stick on window panes?
Yes very well, as it’s very smooth. But they’re intended as brightly coloured wall stickers so they are only printed on one side. It’s technically impossible to have the back printed, and not have a white edge. The back of the sticker is white.
Can you use them in bathroom and kitchen tiles?
Yes you can. When the surface of the tiles is smooth, clean and dry, it is perfect for it. The grout between the tiles might be a place where moist can get underneath, so be aware of that. And make sure that the surface is also free of soap scum and limescale. For use in the kitchen it is very important that you remove grease thoroughly.
Can you use them outside?
Yes. We know of many customers who use them on garbage containers, windows and even camper vans outside. They are the best quality inks, but keep in mind, UV light is so strong. So in the long run you will enjoy the decals longer indoors. But you can use them outside as long as they have a flat smooth surface. Outside it is more damp, more moist that can fill in tiny cracks between the underground and the sticker, so it will lose strength or sticking power. So in short; yes you can under certain circumstances but they lasts longer indoors.
Can you remove and replace them?
So we think that the most important thing of a wall sticker should be that it sticks very well. This could mean that the wall sticker sticks to wallpaper and paint and will take some of the paint or top layer of the surface with it when removing. This won’t happen with solid undergrounds of good quality material. There really is no way of saying for sure what the quality is of your wall. It’s a matter of testing. We’ve heard of many customers who have removed them and even placed them on a different spot, even without special tools. But if they stick well, you might tear them when you remove them. Using a heatgun or blow dryer helps in removing them smoothly too. So in short, it is possible, but there are so many different types of surfaces, it’s impossible for us to say in advance.
How to apply them
You can simply peel them off, stick them to a clean surface and press well!
But for perfection you can follow these expert tips! The stickers often have very delicate parts such as the little feet or stems of the flowers. This method ensures the least chance of tearing them. Remove the white area around the sticker. It makes the removal of the actual sticker easier. You can take your time this way. A large area of backing material is ready to stick the sticker back on when you’re in need of it. It’s important to touch the back as little as possible so easy removal is preferred.
Cut out the shape. This way you can first arrange where you want it to be. Hold the image in place, or temporarily stick it to the wall with tape so you know the best spot to place them. Then, when you’ve determinted the right angle, peel down a part of the backing and fold it over. Stick the open part to the wall.
Pull back more and more of the backing and systematically press the sticker to ensure there are no air bubbles. Then it’s in place. Important is that you press well in the first few hours. This is when the adhesive is fixing on it’s surface. Do this a couple of times and you’ll enjoy the sticker for a long long time!
To enjoy the wall stickers for the longest time keep a few things in mind:
The ideal surface is smooth, dry, clean, has no holes or grainy structure that can come off and no greasy or dusty top layer. So clean it and dry it well. Make sure that there’s no air underneath them.
To make them stick for a long time keep on pressing them the first few hours, especially around the edges.