How-To Guide

Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Chasing Paper is best known for its high-quality peel and stick wallpaper. We are committed to making installation accessible and fun. Suddenly small projects are affordable and large projects are stress-free!

Download Peel and Stick Guide

Double Check

Please double check that you have what you need for your project + overage just in case. We print digitally, so colors will vary batch to batch, so please ensure you have the right amount before peeling/sticking/loving!

Pro Tip

Use our Footage Calculator to help determine the correct amount.

Prep Your Wall

Using a damp cloth, clean the surface and allow to dry fully. This is also an opportunity to be honest with yourself: is this a smooth surface? Sorry love, orange peel, knockdown or a bumpy wall won't give you the best results!

Pro Tip

Not sure your wall is smooth? Shoot us a picture at hello@chasingpaper.com.

Gather Your Materials

You will need an X-acto knife + scissors - a tape measure and level are helpful too!

Start With A Corner Or Straight Line

It's helpful to have a guide so either start in a corner or create a plumb line.

Pro Tip

If you are thinking about a geometric or striped wallpaper pattern a plumb line is key!

Get Sticking

Peel the paper from the backing about 6”-8” at a time - smoothing with your hand as you go.

Pro Tip

We suggest smoothing from the from the center of the panel out to the edges.

Trim Time

Use an X-acto knife to trim off any excess paper.

1 - Ordering

Double Check

Please double check that you have what you need for your project + overage just in case. We print digitally, so colors will vary batch to batch, so please ensure you have the right amount before peeling/sticking/loving!

Pro Tip

Use our Footage Calculator to help determine the correct amount.

2 - Prep

Prep Your Wall

Using a damp cloth, clean the surface and allow to dry fully. This is also an opportunity to be honest with yourself: is this a smooth surface? Sorry love, orange peel, knockdown or a bumpy wall won't give you the best results!

Pro Tip

Not sure your wall is smooth? Shoot us a picture at hello@chasingpaper.com.

3 - Materials

Gather Your Materials

You will need an X-acto knife + scissors - a tape measure and level are helpful too!

4 - Placement

Start With A Corner Or Straight Line

It's helpful to have a guide so either start in a corner or create a plumb line.

Pro Tip

If you are thinking about a geometric or striped wallpaper pattern a plumb line is key!

5 - Installation

Get Sticking

Peel the paper from the backing about 6”-8” at a time - smoothing with your hand as you go.

Pro Tip

We suggest smoothing from the from the center of the panel out to the edges.

6 - Trim

Trim Time

Use an X-acto knife to trim off any excess paper.

Traditional Wallpaper

Ready to commit? Amazing. Our recommendation is to hire a professional installer, but if you’re feeling bold, here’s a guide to help get you started.

Download Traditional Guide

Surface Preparation

Hanging surface must be smooth, undamaged, and free of dirt and moisture. Properly prime surface with suitable product.

Fill any holes and sand down any bumps. Remove electrical coverings.

Adhesive Selection

To adhere the paper, apply paste to wall with roller. For best results use a soft bristle brush working from the center of the panel out and smooth product on the wall.

Clean any paste from the wallpaper surface with a soft damp sponge. Apply paste for the next panel.

Installation

To apply the paper, line up panels at eye level and smooth from center out. Using a proper primer and ample paste will allow wallpaper to slide into alignment with the previous panel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide between Peel and Stick vs. Traditional wallpaper?

Our recommendation is generally based on the size of your space and your willingness to do a DIY project or hire a professional installer. If you plan on hiring an installer and plan on having your wallpaper up for more than a few years, we suggest Traditional wallpaper.Both substrates work best on a smooth surface.

How do I know how much to order?

The number of panels you’ll need will depend on the size of the panels you’re looking to purchase. We have a very helpful footage calculator set up on each product page to help with this. If you’re still unsure, please email hello@chasingpaper.com for help calculating.

So how removable is removable?

Chasing Paper uses a low-tack adhesive that will keep the wall you install it on looking fresh! For best results we suggest adhering to walls with premium eggshell, satin or semi-gloss paint. Matte finishes can be a bit trickier as the adhesive can bond and pull the paint. Also! Little known trivia fact! Paint can take up to 4 weeks to fully cure, so keep that in mind before wallpapering....because you know, science.

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