We recently added traditional, non-pasted wallpaper to our Fancy Walls online store.

This means all our designs are now available on Peel & Stick and Non-Pasted wallpaper, so you’ll have more options to choose from when planning your next home project!

So, what’s the difference between Peel & Stick Wallpaper & Non-Pasted Wallpaper? We’ve put together a summary for you below.

Application & Removal 

The main difference between peel & stick wallpaper and non-pasted wallpaper is the application and removal process.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is self-adhesive, which means the application is quite simple. All you need to do is peel off the backing paper and apply it to your wall. This makes it an ideal solution for DIY projects, and short-term applications. Peel and stick wallpaper can also be easily removed without leaving marks on your walls.

Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper, on the other hand, requires wallpaper paste or glue for installation. It’s perfect for those planning full home makeovers, and those looking for a more permanent application. Traditional wallpaper is strippable.


Material

The material used in peel & stick wallpaper and non-pasted wallpaper also differs, especially when talking about the texture and color.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is made from a woven, fabric-based material. The wallpaper has a crisp, white undertone which allows for more vibrant colors to be printed.

Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper is made from a non-woven, paper-based material. The wallpaper has a warm white undertone.

Durability

Both wallpaper materials have different durability and wear.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is generally thicker than traditional wallpaper, so it tends to wear out much slower, especially if the surface is regularly touched or rubbed.

Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper is made from a thinner material, so may not last as long if the surface is regularly touched or rubbed.

Care & Maintenance

A key difference is the care and maintenance of both wallpapers.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is water-resistant, which means stains can be easily cleaned off using a damp cloth. This makes it the ideal wallpaper choice if you have kids, as kids are often more prone to spills and creating damage to walls.

Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper, however, isn’t water-resistant. If you need to clean the wallpaper, we suggest using a damp cloth and applying gentle pressure.

Which wallpaper should I use when decorating a bathroom?

Bathrooms usually have higher humidity than other rooms, which can affect the lifetime of the wallpaper.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is water-resistant and can be easily applied in the bathroom. We suggest, however, to keep it away from direct contact with water. Please keep in mind that extreme humidity levels can impact the lifetime of the wallpaper as it might start peeling off.


Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper
is not recommended for use in bathrooms as it is made with coated paper and will absorb humidity relatively quickly.

Which wallpaper should I use for DIY projects?

One of the most recent trends includes using wallpaper for DIY projects, such as decorating IKEA furniture or dollhouses. We’ve received a few questions from customers asking which wallpaper is best for these sorts of projects.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper is self-adhesive, so it works like a sticker. It can be easily applied on flat and smooth surfaces such as furniture, doors, tabletops, bookshelves, and dollhouses.

Traditional, Non-Pasted Wallpaper, on the other hand, is more suitable for wall decoration projects due to its paper-like texture. It is also much easier to draw on, so would be more suitable for cutting out shapes. You’ll also need paste to apply it to furniture or dollhouses.

When deciding which wallpaper option to choose for your home, you should consider all features mentioned above.

We hope this article provides you with a good insight on both wallpaper types. If you’re still not sure which wallpaper to choose for your project, we’d recommend ordering a sample.

To order a Fancy Walls wallpaper sample, find your preferred wallpaper design on our website, and under the size options select “SAMPLE Self-Adhesive” or “SAMPLE Unpasted”.

View a more detailed comparison of the properties of both wallpapers here.

If you have any further questions, get in touch with us here or send us a message on our socials!

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