How To Install Peel-and-Stick Wall Murals

Installing a self-adhesive, peel-and-stick wallpaper wall mural from Magic Murals is so easy, even our CEO can do it! 😀

Seriously… in just an hour or so, depending upon how large your mural is, you can totally transform a wall in your home or business and make over the entire room in the process. While we’ve found that even folks with minimal DIY skills are able to easily install our Magic Murals, if you just don’t have the time, we can help you find an installer in your area. Please contact us here.

While this mural installation video will help with our self-adhesive materials, all of our murals ship with complete and easy-to-follow written instructions. You can download an extra copy here.

Prior to hanging your mural on the wall, make sure the wall is clean and dry. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and let it fully dry. If the wall has been recently painted, make sure it has had at least 14 days to completely cure and gas out. If it was painted with a low-VOC/stain resistant paint, we recommend wiping it down with a solution of isopropyl alcohol & water per the instructions that come with your mural. It’s one extra step in the process, but well worth it to ensure you’re 100% satisfied with the end result.

We recommend taking your mural out of the shipping tube and allowing it to lay flat for several hours prior to installation. While the mural is resting, you should measure it and the wall to ensure you’ve ordered the correct size. Note: there is a 3/4″ overlap on the seams where each panel of your mural meets. Take a moment to match up the panels while on the floor to prepare you better for the overlap when installing the mural.

As the video shows, the first step is to line up the first panel of the mural and affix it to the wall using 2″ wide masking tape at the top. This is the most critical step in the process. You’ll want to make sure this panel is straight and level… it it isn’t, the rest of the panels won’t be either. You’ll then create a “tape hinge” that will keep the panel in place while allowing you to peel off the first several inches of the backing paper from the top. This will expose the self-adhesive layer.

Use the felt squeegee (included) and starting from the center position, use outward horizontal strokes in each direction to apply the top portion of the mural panel. Slow and steady and with just enough pressure to remove wrinkles and air bubbles is the way to get this job done. Don’t rush it. If you do end up with a wrinkle or air bubble, gently lift the mural off of the surface just past the bubble and re-apply. Use the squeegee to re-adhere it, moving from the center of the panel, in each direction side to side, to the edges of the panel.

Once the top of the panel is successfully applied in a straight and level manner, reach behind the panel and pull down 12″ or so of the backing paper to expose the adhesive layer. Use the squeegee with horizontal strokes and continue to apply it to the wall. Slow and steady. Check your work to make sure there are no bubbles. It’s much easier to get them out now than it will be once the entire mural is installed. Repeat the process in 12″ increments until the first panel is installed.

After the first panel is applied, you’re ready for the second. Position the second panel on the wall so that the image lines up the correct way from top to bottom. Again, there’s a 3/4″ overlap at the seams, so be sure to account for that. Once the panel is all lined up, use masking tape to temporarily adhere the top of the mural to the wall on each side, just as you did with the first panel. Once again, you’ll create a “tape hinge” that will keep the panel in place while allowing you to peel off the first several inches of the backing paper. Then, repeat the squeegee-peel-squeegee-peel process until you’re finished.

It’s really quite easy.

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-448-7295 or check out the installation instructions here.

Thank you so much for purchasing your Magic Mural.
We really do appreciate your business and look forward to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. Once you’ve finished your installation, we’d love it if you’d send us a picture to testimonials@magicmurals.com.

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