Picking out decals is easy since all you have to do is look for a design that suits you the best. There are a lot of pretty options out there, so you’re bound to find a few you’ll fall in love with! While picking out designs is fun, another thing to think about would be the kind of paint you’d be sticking the decals onto.
There are so many options of paint on the market that it can get confusing to decide which one would be best for your living space, especially if you plan on putting decals on your walls. If you’d like to rid yourself of a few of your paint problems, read on!
Make Sure Your Walls Are Flat
One of the most important things to take into consideration is that your wall is as flat as possible. Textured walls make it difficult to stick decals on, as they should ideally be going on perfectly flat surfaces to reduce lumps and bumps.
The more textured your wall is, the less likely it is that your wall decals are going to stick properly, if at all. Get your walls professionally evened out so that you won’t have to run into this problem. After ensuring that your walls are nice and flat, be sure they’re non-porous and clean as well. This will make adhesion simple.
Check the Kind of Paint You’ll Be Using
Choosing the best paint simply means knowing what you’re looking for. It’s good to make sure that the colour you’re choosing for the walls will be matching your pretty, new decals! That aside, pick out your paint in a gloss or semi-gloss finish, since this is the best kind of surface the decal will adhere to. While you would still be able to use a satin or eggshell finish, it would be more difficult to apply the decals. Surfaces with a matte finish will make application and adhesion more difficult, but don’t fret too much, since it’s not impossible, either.
After Painting the Wall…
After you’ve gotten your wall painted, the most difficult thing to do would be to wait for your paint to cure for at least 3 weeks before sticking anything onto it. This lets the paint settle into the drywall. While you don’t have to wait three weeks, just note that the sooner you put the decals on, the more likely it is that the adhesion won’t work very well. Not only that, but the decals might even cause damage to the wall when you eventually remove them. Just give the paint an ample time to cure and things should be A-OK!
Other Things to Note
It’s best to avoid paint that has anti-graffiti agents or stain blockers. The reason for this is that they won’t let much stick onto the paint, as that’s what they’re designed to do. Regardless of which type of finish you choose for your wall, it’s important to squeegee the decal onto the wall the best that you can. Also, don’t forget to remove the transfer paper at a 180-degree angle (ie: folding the tape back over itself when peeling).
We hope that this guide has helped you out with your paint troubles! Just get everything in place and get ready for pretty walls that are sure to turn heads!