Wallpaper murals are everywhere!
Take a second look at that wall mural in your favorite restaurant – you might be surprised to find out it’s not hand painted after all!
Not only do wallpaper murals appear hand painted, they have many other benefits as well. They come in styles to suit just about anyone’s taste, they can be customized, they cost substantially less than hiring a professional artist, and most homeowners can do the installation.
And the customization doesn’t stop there. If the preset size options are not for you, you can special order wall paper murals in sizes to fit your needs (or should I say, walls!).
For best adhesion, most manufacturers of wallpaper murals recommend that you install wallpaper murals over a flat latex paint surface. However, it’s not necessary to repaint if your wall is already painted with a glossy or semi-gloss paint. Simply use a medium grit sandpaper to roughen up the surface so the wallpaper will adhere.
If you want to install the mural over a textured wall surface, such as paneling, hang liner paper on the wall and paint with two coats of flat latex wall paint before hanging the wallpaper mural.
There are two basic types of wallpaper murals – without paste and prepasted murals. Because installation varies, make sure that the manufacturer or retailer provides you with instructions.
Don’t be deterred if the wallpaper mural you choose is not prepasted. Many professional wallpaper installers apply paste to even prepasted wall murals. If you take this approach, first verify that you will not void the manufacturer’s warranty.
The no-cost alternative is to seek out the help of a friend or family member that has experience hanging wallpaper or a special knack for home decorating.
Wallpaper murals are an investment. Before finalizing your purchase, there are a couple questions you may want to ask the manufacturer or retailer:
Upload photos of your murals or check out the submissions from other visitors to our site in the Show & Tell section of this website.
The pictures above are just a small sample of the inspiration that awaits in our visitor submission gallery!