How To Apply A Wall Sticker

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Christopher Wiltshire | 2 Comments

Applying a wall sticker can sometimes seem like a hard task to undertake if you haven't applied one before. However, it is a relatively straight forward process if you take your time and plan out where your sticker is going to go.

Below we have applied a world map wall vinyl to a lined & painted wall using a simple method.

Firstly we began by laying out the world map wall sticker flat onto a table ready to peel the backing paper away from the design.

Here you can see the application tape with the vinyl being pulled away from the backing paper. For a more detailed design you can flip the wall sticker over with the design facing down and start to peel the plain white backing paper away from the application tape and vinyl.

Once all the application tape had been peeled away from the backing paper we were left with just the adhesive world map design on the application paper. The application paper is similar to a masking tape that will help transfer the design over onto your chosen surface.

This is the most important part, as you want to get your wall sticker level.

While holding the map against the wall by each top corner another member of our team was able to level up the world map using the line of the application tape. With this world map there isn't a straight level line in the design so we use the application tapes edge as a guide.
A small spirit level placed on top of the line will give you an idea of how level the sticker is. If you haven't got a spirit level around then simply ask someone to stand at a distance and tell you where the wall sticker should be placed. down..up a little..

There is also a hinge technique that you can use which is especially helpful if you are applying large vinyls or applying them on your own. We will be detailing this method in a later blog post!

Once we found the level that we were happy with we then simply rubbed the application tape with our squeegee (you can use something like a credit card) to ensure all bubbles were out. Once all the design had been squeegeed against the wall we then moved on to the next step.

For the last step. we started by peeling away the application tape carefully and slowly making sure not to pull any design away from the wall.
If you do pull up a bit of vinyl simply push the application back down and give the bit of vinyl and extra rub until it is securely stuck to your chosen surface.

Once we had finished peeling away the application tape we were left with the world map fully applied to the wall!

Job done!

There are a few things to remember before applying your wall sticker to your wall;
- Ensure all surface is clean from dust.
- We recommend to wait 2-3 weeks before applying your wall sticker to a freshly painted wall - Paint vapours will cause the vinyl to bubble and peel.
- Make sure you have a camera on hand to send us a photo for your 25% code to use on your next purchase! :)

If you would like more information on applying your wall sticker then feel free to contact us at:



2 Responses


November 25, 2014

Found this very helpful when me and my Dad were installing our Banksy balloon girl sticker, thank you!


November 09, 2014

Really informative article post. Awesome.

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