We get many questions about our peel and stick NuWallpaper and decided to compile some of our most commonly asked questions into a handy FAQ! If you’re thinking of decorating with NuWallpaper, here are some things to know.

Will NuWallpaper stick to a textured wall?
This is definitely the most frequent question we get about NuWallpaper! First and foremost, NuWallpaper works best on smooth, flat surfaces, such as a painted wall (although if the surface is freshly painted, we recommend waiting 3-4 weeks before applying any decal to allow the paint to fully cure). If the textured surface is not excessively porous or uneven, such as some knock-down texture walls, tiles, or concrete, NuWallpaper can still be successful.

For example, here a customer used Beachwood NuWallpaper over a wood panel wall:

living room before and after using peel and stick beachwood wallpaper

Another commonly textured surface we get asked about is a cinder block wall. We personally tested NuWallpaper’s stickability and durability on this surface, and derived that it can be successful:

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If you do choose to cover up a cinder block wall or other similar surface with varied texture or areas of depth, we recommend using a pattern enhanced by texture, such as our beachwood, cream wood, or brick; as shown in the above photo using our Nomad Damask NuWallpaper, some of the wall’s texture does show through.

Still unsure if NuWallpaper will work for you? We highly recommend testing out a sample on the textured surface you are looking to cover first to ensure that it will stay up and that you are content with any amount of texture that may show through the NuWallpaper. To order a sample, open the page of your desired NuWallpaper pattern, select “Sample – 8 in X 10 in” in the Item drop down list in the Ordering Options box, then click Add To Cart and checkout!

Is NuWallpaper safe to use in a rental home/apartment or dorm?
Yes! We developed and designed NuWallpaper with modern home decorators in mind. Whether your temporary space has cinder block walls, painted walls, dated wallpaper or even mirrors, NuWallpaper is perfect to decorate with and make it your own. And because it comes down in seconds and easily peels off without leaving any residue behind, it’s a cinch to revert the space back to its original design.

Below, our Trellis NuWallpaper is used to customize two customers’ spaces to their individual home decor styles and tastes:

bedrooms

Left: Navy Grand Trellis via Her Heart and Home
Right: Pink Grand Trellis via Wildernessa

How much does one roll of NuWallpaper cover / how many rolls will I need?
Each roll of NuWallpaper covers a total area of about 28 square feet. To figure out how many rolls you will need, measure the length and width of the space you want to decorate, multiply the dimensions, then divide by 28 and round up if not a whole number.

birch tree pattern peel and stick nuwallpaper

For example, the above wall is 13.6 feet wide and 8 feet tall (108.8 square feet), and 4 rolls of the Birch Tree pattern were needed.

Can I use NuWallpaper in a bathroom?
Absolutely! As long as it is not being directly hit by water, it will hold up in your bathroom. Occasional splashes and humidity are both fine.

Some photos sent in by customers of NuWallpaper being used in a bathroom or powder room:

NuWallpaper used in bathrooms

Top left: Black and Silver Lattice NuWallpaper
Bottom left: Birch Tree NuWallpaper
Right: Nouveau Damask NuWallpaper

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10 Comments

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    Nadine

    July 31, 2016

    Do you have any wall pops that magnets can be used on? So a traditional wall pop like dry erase or chalk that are also magnetic?

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      admin

      August 2, 2016

      Hello! At this time we do not have any magnetic decals, but we will certainly pass the idea along to our design team! However, you may be able to still stick a magnet to a dry-erase decal if it is stuck on something that is magnetic, such as the surface of some fridges.

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    Mary Katherine Torres

    September 13, 2016

    For some reason some of your decals work on our textured wall and others are lifting (two different decals/products), I was wondering if there are any steps I can take to get the ones that are lifting to stick better?

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      admin

      September 16, 2016

      Hi Mary Katherine,

      We’re so sorry for the difficulties you’re having! WallPops always apply best to smooth, flat surfaces. However, our customers have had success applying them to textured walls, but the results depend upon how textured the walls are.
      It may depend upon what kind of decals you’re using. We have a few different materials that we use, each having different weights and textures. It could also just be the spot that the decal is on. If it is more textured than the other area, it could be part of the issue. Our decals are sometimes affected by humidity, so that could be part of the problem.
      The only thing we can recommend is to keep reapplying the decal and firmly smoothing it to the wall.
      If you continue to have issues, please call our customer service line at 1-800-366-1700 for further assistance!

      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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    Kristin Casebolt

    October 23, 2016

    Is the peel and stick wallpaper, a one time only, product?>

    • Reply

      admin

      October 24, 2016

      Hi Kristin,
      Yes, we only recommend using this once. It can definitely be repositioned while you are hanging it, but it would be very difficult to use more than once.
      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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    Dee

    January 16, 2017

    Hello,
    Can I use your product on floors?

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      admin

      January 16, 2017

      Hi Dee,

      Thank you for your question! We do not recommend using NuWallpaper on floors. It’s a bit too slick and may not hold up to constant wear.
      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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    Carl

    April 19, 2017

    Can this product be applied over traditional wallpaper?

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      admin

      April 24, 2017

      Hi Carl,
      Great question! We generally do not recommend hanging NuWallpaper on top of traditional wallpaper, as it may not stick as well.
      If you want to try it, we would recommend hanging a full test strip to see how well it applies to your wall and hangs over a month or so.
      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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