Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We tested some temporary wallpaper-Here's what we found

 Hi everyone!  I posted about the temporary wallpaper we found at market earlier and I promised to give everyone an update once we tried it, so here it is! 

So here are the basics the company gave us when we ordered:
  1.  1 roll is 20.5" x 33" and covers 56.37 sq ft. 
  2.  It works best on an eggshell or satin painted finish. 
  3. You can use it on walls, doors, tiles, furniture, or craft projects. 
  4.  It is repostitionable.
  5. It has a sticky backing so there is no need for glue.

 Here is Sarah smoothing the bubbles out of the paper.

Here's what we found after actually trying it out:
  1.   It really is repostitionable!  It was easy to pull it off and re-stick it if you make a mistake. It stayed sticky.
  2. It's best to use a sharp xacto knife to cut it. Scissors left an uneven edge because they catch on it.
  3. There's a little bit of a learning curve. Sarah says by the 3rd strip, she was quick and got it lined up without bubbles the first time.  It took her about an hour to do this project.
  4. It really would be best for an accent wall or a strip on a large wall(which is what we did)  Part of the reason is, when we were trying to hang a big mirror on it, it tore a little which makes us worry that if it was on all of your walls, it would get bumped by furniture.
  5. It looks high quality.  We are very happy with the "look" of it and the impact that it gave on our wall.

Here she is lining up the 3rd strip with the other 2.

Doesn't it look cool!?!  We kind of love it!

Below are some of the patterns we ordered already but we can order any of the designs for a customer, one roll at a time.  A roll is from $75-$95 depending on the pattern.  Just to give you an idea of how much it covers, if you have 10ft ceilings and a 10ft wall, you'd need 2 rolls to cover the whole wall.

Well, there ya have it.  Temporary wallpaper makes a big impact and is fairly easy to use.  We would use it for an accent wall or a strip in the center of a focal point or for crafty things.  Let us know if you have questions and when we give it a try on a piece of furniture, I'll post again. Oh, and if you want to purchase some, I'll be happy to help you!

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