Wall stickers are decorations to be applied directly on walls, but also on furniture or other smooth surfaces such as mirrors, glass or ceramics. One of the main advantages of this type of decoration, in addition to the ease of application and removal, is the ability to make indoor environments original with a rather low cost. The choice of motifs available is very wide. Monocolor graphic signs with or without writing (wall decal), decorative or ornamental elements (wall tattoo) are very predominant. However, the market also offers stickers with illustrations, photorealistic prints, artistic reproductions and even very large trompe-l'oeil motifs. The dimensions of the individual motifs usually vary between 30x50cm and 60x100cm. The larger stickers can also be 100x100cm or wider. By combining different motifs it is also possible to create unique compositions and even real panoramas.
The choice of the motif and the suitable environments for wall stickers
Wall stickers, with rare exceptions, are only suitable for indoor use. Areas of application are for example public areas, waiting rooms and the office, where of course prevail ideograms and other graphic signs, writings and logos, also suitable for decorating or highlighting glass or transparent plastic partition walls. Without any doubts, another very suitable environment is the children's room and adolescent's room. There's no limit to the imagination here. In fact, children's stickers offer a large number of brightly colored motifs that, among other things, can represent animals, fantastic characters and landscapes that invite children to dream and to the imaginary journey. Less colourful - but not necessarily less imaginative - motifs are offered to decorate the walls of the bedroom, living room, entrance area or bathroom.
Types of wall stickers and materials
There are numerous types of wall stickers, made in various ways and printed on materials as diverse as paper, non-woven fabric, resin or three-dimensional rubber. Among the most practical, strongest and most used are certainly the wall stickers in vinyl or electrostatic vinyl, often with self-adhesive backing. Before making a choice, you should bear in mind that most vinyl adhesives are not reusable. One solution is to provide the tear-proof fabric (or non-woven fabric) that does not stretch and does not fold back on itself. Unlike many other materials, the fabric makes the adhesives not only durable enough, but also repositionable and therefore reusable. Other possible features include the use of multi-layer films, for example with a metallic layer - which makes the adhesive magnetic - and/or with a monochrome surface that allows it to be used as a blackboard.
How to apply and remove wall stickers
In general, the application of wall stickers is very simple. They are removed from the siliconized paper holder and applied directly to the desired wall or surface, rubbing carefully with a soft cloth or fingers. The ease of removal, on the other hand, depends both on the surface on which the adhesives are applied (wallpaper, plaster, glass, tiles, etc. ) and on the type of material on which they are printed. The cheapest, although often the most difficult to remove, are the paper adhesives. Because of its greater resistance, vinyl is often chosen or, in the case that characteristics that allow to reposition and reuse the adhesive several times count, the non-woven fabric mentioned above.