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How to Apply Peel and Stick Wallpaper

by Samantha Potter|Aug 19, 2021

Welcome to the most challenging DIY project I’ve ever done in my life to date. One you look at and assume, “oh hey, this will be easy peasy. I mean, I was the sticker boss as a kid. How hard could it be in comparison?”

I can assure you, peel and stick wallpaper is NOT easy. It requires patience, a high level of detail and care, and practice. You’re probably looking at me like hello lady, if I’m going to do peel and stick wallpaper, I’m committing. What in the world do you think I’m practicing on?!

Peel and Stick Wallpaper Tips

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Okay, I’m going to just dive into my tips for doing peel and stick wallpaper.

First tip: Maybe I don’t mean practice perse. I mean start small. Don’t go for an 8ft tall bathroom as I did. Perhaps you have some board and batten that comes halfway up the wall and you want to do peel and stick wallpaper on the top half – GREAT idea. Perhaps you have a cute little laundry room where you want to do an accent wall – another great idea. A designer friend told me the bathroom is the hardest room to wallpaper. Don’t set yourself up for failure – don’t start in a bathroom.

Second tip: don’t pick an intricate pattern as I did. Pick something more forgiving that doesn’t necessarily need to line up absolutely perfectly. Save yourself that headache.

The third tip: have several hours/days to commit to this project and set yourself up for the expectation this will take a while.

Mainly, learn from my plethora of mistakes.

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What you need to apply peel and stick wallpaper:

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How to apply peel and stick wallpaper:

What do you think?! Will you try some peel and stick wallpaper?!

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This article was written by Samantha from Signed Samantha.

Meet The Author

Samantha is a working mama who has always been looking to find that work/life balance.

On her website, you’ll find a daily dose of inspiration, coupled with a ton of sarcasm and a few laughs. Signed Samantha is a millennial mom who encompasses all things food, cocktails, entertaining, home decor, easy D.I.Ys, toddler activities, and everything in between.

Check out her Blog, Instagram & Pinterest!

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