How to remove old decals

Posted by Charlotte Fry on

Welcome!!!

For our first blog post, I thought I'd share with you how to remove old decals and prep your walls ready to apply new ones.

Vinyl wall decals can be removed easily if you work slowly and methodically. Do not rush any of the process.

For vinyl adhesives a hair-dryer can help. Direct the heat towards the edge of the design, once the adhesive is warm to the touch gently lift the decal. As you pull the decal away from the wall, begin heating the next section. Removing decals can be a bit easier when pulling at a 90 degree angle. This will minimize the amount of breakage and make the job easier. Repeat the process until removal is complete. If any sticky residue remains we would always recommend using a sticky stuff remover.

Sometimes residue from old stickers and decals can be easily dissolved with baby oil applied with a sponge. Let it soak for 20 minutes and then remove the remainder with a sponge or lint free cloth. Try to avoid sanding your walls as this can create a larger mess than you started with.

Once your surface is clean and if necessary a touch up coat is applied to any damaged areas, your wall should look immaculate. Whatever method you choose, be careful and thorough. Your results will show your conscientious effort. 

Now you're ready to choose your next design!


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