Frequently Asked Questions
Wall Decals / Wall Stickers
What’s the difference between wall decals, wall stickers, and vinyl stickers?
To us, there is no difference between a wall decal and a wall sticker. We use these terms interchangeably. All our decals/stickers are made from a low-tack fabric adhesive material that is repositionable, removable, and reusable. They stick well to walls, are easy-to apply and easy-to-clean. They are virtually impossible to mess up and leave no messy residue when you remove it from your walls. Great stuff! We do not work with vinyl (which is typically printed in one color and cumbersome to install).
Will the decals damage my walls?
No, no, and more no.
How easy are the stickers to put up?
Seriously easy. Just peel and stick. For the larger pieces, however, we do suggest grabbing a buddy for help.
Will the stickers work on my vehicle/exterior window?
Our decals are NOT waterproof and not intended for exterior surfaces. That said, many of our customers have had success using a polyurethane coating to protect them from nature’s elements. Also note that the back side is the sticky side, not the front side, so if you want them to be seen from the outside, you’ll need to place them on a protected exterior surface.
Will the stickers work on textured walls?
They work best on flat walls but, yes, unlike the cheap vinyl stickers, our stickers will stick to walls with a mild texture. If you have highly textured walls, you might need to reinforce the stick to ensure that they stay put on your walls. Fabric spray adhesive does the trick but know that using this would nullify he removable/reusable quality of our decals. We’d be happy to send you a sample so you can test it out for yourself. Please send sample requests to info@ mywonderfulwalls.com.
Can I reposition/reuse the stickers?
Yes. That said, the more you move them, the less tacky they will become. If you want to move an entire mural from one place to another, return the stickers to their backing paper and store them in the original mailing tube. If you no longer have the original backing paper, you can purchase some smaller sheets of backing paper from us.
How many times can I use each stencil? Can I clean the stencils?
The stencils can be used efficiently approximately 6-8 times. Dried paint on the stencils can be lessened with baby wipes. To maximize a stencil’s use and keep it clean, when reusing a stencil, place it on the wall and press down with a paper towel. After continuous use, it will simply turn into a regular stencil and you can use painter’s tape to affix them to the surface you are painting. Alternatively, to recharge the adhesion, you can purchase stencil spray adhesive from any craft store.
Will the stencils work on textured walls?
The stencils work best on flat walls but can also be used on textured walls, though allow for touch-ups and additional time. With textured walls, it is important to use light coats, particularly around the edges of the stencil. Be sure you have background paint for touch-ups should you experience any paint bleeding. To test it out for yourself, feel free to request a small sample send from us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I use the stencils on canvas, wood, fabric, or other flat surfaces?
Yes, the stencils will work on most flat surfaces. Keep in mind that the backside has an adhesive coating so it will pick up the debris from the painting surface.
What type of paint should I use for stenciling?
For stenciling, we recommend acrylic paints, conveniently available through our website. If you do purchase elsewhere, keep in mind that the cheaper the paint, the more watery it is. Watery paint will require additional coats and tends to bleed. Please note that we do not ship paints outside the U.S. unless an additional shipping fee is assessed (which is typically an additional $25-$35). If interested, please contact us to arrange for additional payment.
Is there a stencil for the hill? How do I paint the hills?
No, the hill is painted with a paint roller. It is actually very simple to do. Read this step-by-step post we did about it on our blog: How to Paint the Sky & Hills in the Background.
What is a ColorMe Decal?
It is decal you can color and then use as decoration. Genius! ColorMe Decals stick to any flat surface including walls, windows, mirrors, doors, laptops, lockers and more.
What’s the best media to use with the ColorMe Decals? Markers? Paints? Crayons? Watercolors? Other?
We have tried a variety and have decided that we like markers (of any type – Crayola, Sharpies, Pentel, etc.) and liquid watercolors paints the best. You can also use crayons, colored pencils and watercolors, but the colors are less vibrant than with markers and acrylics.
Do the ColorMe Decals come with a color guide?
No, it does not come with a color guide. We want to encourage you to bring out the inner artist in you.
Do you sell markers and or paints for the ColorMe Decals?
No, not at this point in time.
Can you color them directly on the walls?
They work best colored while on the backing paper and then stuck to the walls after completion. You can, however, stick them to the walls before coloring, if you are okay with the occasional going-outside-the-line occurrence (for which the Magic Eraser does wonders).