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Measuring

Our wallpaper is sold per panel to ensure the design pattern can be aligned since all our wallpaper designs are straight match prints. Moreover, our wallpaper doesn’t require an overlap; therefore, you don’t need to calculate extra material for overlaps. In order to calculate the amount of wallpaper, feel free to use our wallpaper calculator.

Step-by-step guide for using our calculator:

  1. Measure the following dimensions of each wall: width and height. We recommend entering the dimensions of each wall and calculating the required number of panels. You can enter imperial units—inches or feet—or metric system units—centimeters.

  2. Find out how many panels you need and how much it will cost (wallpaper calculator).

  3. Open any product and select the recommended size and quantity.

  4. Click or tap the “add to cart” button to view the order total and proceed to checkout.

A step-by-step guide to calculating the required amount without using our calculator:

  1. Measure the following dimensions of each wall: width and height.

  2. Divide the width by 19 (inches) for peel and stick fabric OR 29 (inches) for Non-pasted wallpaper and round up to the next number to get the number of wallpaper panels; for example, 8 peel and stick panels for a 147-inch-wide wall (147/19 = 7.73) OR 6 Non-pasted panels for the same wall (147/29 = 5.06).

  3. Find the wallpaper length (19, 48, 96, 108, or 120 inches) for peel and stick or (29, 96, 108, 120, or 144 inches) for Non-pasted that is suitable for the height of your wall. For example, size 19 x 108 for a 107-inch-tall wall, etc.

In order to make sure you order enough wallpaper, we suggest the following few steps to ensure you have the right measurements:

  1. Do not include crown molding and/or baseboard in the height of the wall to avoid ordering unnecessary wallpaper.

  2. Please measure the height of the wall on both sides of each wall since the actual height of the wall might slightly vary. You need to use the longest measurement; this way, you can prevent any gaps between the ceiling and the wallpaper.

  3. Please measure the width of the wall at the top and at the bottom of the wall since the actual width might slightly vary.

  4. Include doors and windows (or any other obstacles) in the measured area.

Application

Application: Peel and Stick

Our peel and stick wallpaper can be used in a bathroom under certain conditions. First, after the application, peel and stick wallpaper can’t be in direct and consistent contact with water (inside a shower cabinet, right next to a bath, etc.). Second, peel and stick wallpaper must be applied on a dry and clean wall; otherwise, it will not adhere properly. It will not stick, and/or it may start peeling off if you have applied it to a damp surface. Third, most likely, it will not work if there are ventilation problems and extreme humidity in the bathroom.

Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper will stick to concrete. You will first need to clean the concrete. Keep in mind that wallpaper works best on smooth surfaces. For better performance on concrete, we recommend applying lining paper.

Our wallpaper is not recommended for textured walls to ensure the best possible performance and appearance of the wallpaper. However, we have found in tests that our peel and stick wallpaper does stick to a variety of lightly textured walls better than various vinyl wallpapers.

However, we recommend ordering a sample of the wallpaper and keeping it on the wall for 2-3 days. If the wallpaper remains on the wall and is not peeling off, you can place an order. Nevertheless, none of the wallpapers will hide the texture of your wall after application. Therefore, pay attention to the surface of the wallpaper after its application on the textured wall to make sure you are satisfied with the outcome.

 

Our wallpaper will stick to most flat, dry, and clean surfaces if they are not heavily textured. However, it is recommended that you order a sample to try it out and see the outcome. Do not apply it on surfaces that have been painted with oil-based paint.

Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper will stick onto a tile wall, but we recommend ordering a sample to ensure that tile joints are not visible after applying the wallpaper. In most cases, the gap between tiles is filled with grout, which is slightly below the surface of the tile, and after applying wallpaper, joints can be visible.

You can apply our peel and stick wallpaper to paneling if the paneling is smooth. Keep in mind that over time, adhesives can impact the surface of the paneling, and we can’t guarantee that paneling paint will stay the same over time. Again, similar to application on wooden surfaces, peel and stick wallpaper shouldn’t be applied to greasy or oil-based paints.

It will stick to kitchen cabinets similarly to any smooth wooden material with a smooth surface. Just make sure you remove any grease and dirt before the application. Again, similar to application on wooden surfaces, peel and stick wallpaper shouldn’t be applied to greasy or oil-based paints. During our test, it was very easy to apply Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper on the MDF kitchen cabinet.

You can use Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper for dollhouses similarly to other smooth surface wooden materials. Feel free to check the kids’ room wallpaper category or send us a pattern you found online. We might still be able to provide it even if it is not available in our shop now.

Peel and stick wallpaper is often ordered and used for a backsplash. However, you need to keep peel and stick wallpaper—or any other wallpaper—away from open fire and heat. In case of using it for a backsplash, we recommend applying it on a smooth, dry, and clean surface. Please apply a primer on drywalls if they haven’t been covered with plaster or any other coating.

Applying self-adhesive wallpaper to the ceiling is also an option, and we have seen pictures of our customers doing so. It can be applied to the ceiling if the surface is smooth, but it might require extra effort since the application has to be done over your head.

Application: Non-pasted

Our Non-pasted wallpaper can be used in a bathroom under certain conditions. First, we recommend using common pastes which are made for paper-based non-woven wallpapers like Roman PRO-880 Ultra Clear (available in the US) or Methylan Direct (available in Europe) for non-woven wallpapers. Second, after the application, Non-pasted wallpaper can’t be in direct and consistent contact with water (inside a shower cabinet, right next to a bath, etc.). Third, most likely, it will not work if there are ventilation problems and extreme humidity in the bathroom.

Fancy Walls Non-pasted wallpaper will stick to concrete. You will first need to clean the concrete. Keep in mind that wallpaper works best on smooth surfaces. For better performance on concrete, we recommend applying lining paper.

Our wallpaper is not recommended for textured walls to ensure the best possible performance and appearance of the wallpaper. However, we have found in tests that our Non-pasted wallpaper does stick to a variety of lightly textured walls.

However, we recommend ordering a sample of the wallpaper and keeping it on the wall for 2-3 days. If the wallpaper remains on the wall and is not peeling off, you can place an order. Nevertheless, none of the wallpapers will hide the texture of your wall after application. Therefore, pay attention to the surface of the wallpaper after its application on the textured wall to make sure you are satisfied with the outcome.

Fancy Walls Non-pasted wallpaper will stick onto a tile wall if a suitable paste is used. Check with your local paste vendors. However, we recommend ordering a sample to ensure that tile joints are not visible after applying the wallpaper. In most cases, the gap between tiles is filled with grout, which is slightly below the surface of the tile, and after applying wallpaper, joints can be visible.

You can apply our Non-pasted wallpaper to paneling if the paneling is smooth. Keep in mind that over time, adhesives can impact the surface of the paneling, and we can’t guarantee that paneling paint will stay the same over time. Again, similar to application on wooden surfaces, make sure that you use a proper paste so it does not ruin the surface.

Non-pasted wallpaper can be used for a backsplash. However, you need to keep Non-pasted wallpaper—or any other wallpaper—away from open fire and heat. In case of using it for a backsplash, we recommend checking what kind of paste is best to use on your backsplash area with a local paste vendor.

Applying Non-pasted traditional wallpaper to the ceiling is also an option. It will require extra effort since the application has to be done over your head. Also the paste has to hold more weight in comparison to vertical surfaces.

Materials and inks

Fancy Walls offers 2 types of wallpaper materials:

  1. Peel and stick wallpaper is made from 100% polyester woven fabric with adhesive backing and can be repositioned up to 24 hours after the first application. The polyester textile is made from recycled materials, has a matte surface, and most importantly, is PVC-free.
  2. Traditional Non-pasted non-woven wallpaper is paper-based, with a matt finish and soft touch. It is free of glass fiber, plasticizers, solvents and is PVC-free, making it one of the more environmentally-friendly options in the industry.

Fancy Walls uses 2 types of inks for printing wallpaper:

  1. Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper is printed using resin inks that are eco-friendly and odorless. It is a perfect blend of sustainability and performance because the ink is water-based, and it is better in terms of scratch resistance compared to the wallpaper offered by other wallpaper companies.
  2. Fancy walls non-pasted wallpaper is printed using ECO-solvent inks. 

 

Peel and stick is an industry term that stands for easy-application wallpapers that can be applied without soaking the back of the wallpaper or applying wallpaper glue. Peel and stick wallpaper, compared to other wallpapers, has an adhesive backing paper, which can be peeled off, and the back of the wallpaper is ready for application on the wall without glue.

Non-pasted wallpaper is a traditional wallpaper that requires adhesives to be applied either directly on the wallpaper or the wall. It is printed using the latest technologies and ECO-solvent inks. This ensures our wallpaper has rich, vivid colors and helps your walls stand out. By purchasing our traditional wallpaper we can assure it meets the following certifications: Nordic Swan, GreenGuard Gold, French-VOC, AGBB.

Fancy Walls peel and stick and Non-pasted wallpaper will last several years and even longer, depending on the humidity level and heat.

The tallest-ordered wallpaper panel applied to the wall has been 180 inches. Therefore, the maximum length we currently recommend is 180 inches.

The material will last up to 10 years (and even more), but it mainly depends on environmental factors and whether the wallpaper has been in direct sunlight since UV radiation can affect pigmentation.

Any color is prone to fading to a certain degree due to the impact of UV rays. Our ink is more prone to fading due to UV rays after 3 years. Please keep in mind that environmental criteria can’t be measured, and these are approximate estimates that vary from one living space to another.

Customization

Open any wallpaper product and choose the “pattern color” drop-down menu, which is located under the “size” menu. If the “pattern color” option is not available, the color for a given pattern can’t be changed.

We offer 19-inch-wide (48 cm) peel and stick wallpaper and 29-inch-wide (74 cm) Non-pasted wallpaper panels. We can also offer 38-inch-wide (96 cm) peel and stick panels upon request. Please contact us to receive instructions for ordering 38-inch-wide panels.

We offer 48”, 96”, 108”, 120”, and 144″ tall wallpaper panels. We can also offer different height wallpaper panels. Please contact us to receive a quote for custom-size panels.

Not all designs are included in our online store. Therefore, feel free to send us a link to the preferred design pattern, and we will check in our database to see if we can offer the same pattern.

We can offer design modifications for orders over $150. For example, we can make the pattern bigger or smaller without an extra fee. Please contact us and provide a link to the design from our website that you would like to customize.

Labels and certificates

Our peel and stick wallpaper is printed using Epson Ultra Chrome RS Resin Ink, which features an aqueous (water-based) construction that has been formulated to meet the ecological and OH&S certifications.

Fancy Walls peel and stick wallpaper materials have been certified with the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 label, which means it has been tested for harmful substances and that the wallpaper, therefore, is harmless to human health.

At Fancy Walls both peel and stick wallpaper and non-pasted wallpaper is free of PVC, which is one of the most widely used types of plastics. PVC-free stands for material that is free from polyvinyl chloride.

Our peel and stick material is made of 100% PET, which is a recyclable plastic and is formulated to be remade.

Our peel and stick wallpaper meets the SCS indoor air quality standard criteria and has received the Indoor AdvantageTM Gold, which means our wallpaper conforms to furniture emission standards.

Our Non-pasted traditional wallpaper has a C (acc. EN 13501-1) fire rating which, according to European fire standards, means it has limited contribution to fire.

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. 

Our non-pasted wallpaper is made of FSC certified materials.

Ordering process (step by step)

We have already covered this in detail in the FAQ “How much wallpaper do I need?”

Choose 1 of the 3 following categories: pattern, color, or room, which we have divided into more specific subcategories for your convenience. Moreover, you can filter pattern colors once you have already opened the category page.

Feel free to send us an image to [email protected], and we will try to find a similar design for you in our database.

Select the size and quantity according to the result provided by our wallpaper calculator. Select the pattern color: select the “original” color if you want the default color like in the product pictures. If you want to change the color, choose any other.

Check if the product, quantity, and color are correct. Apply coupon code if you have any.

Fill in all the necessary fields and complete the purchase, or use one-click payment solutions from Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Keep in mind that your phone number is required by FedEx to ensure timely delivery.

Once we have received payment, it takes 2-3 business days to ship your product.

Shipping and delivery

All items are produced, packed, and shipped from our design and production facilities in Riga, Europe, in 2-3 business days after you have completed the payment process.

All orders over $20 are sent for free and have tracking numbers. Shipping carrier requires recipients’ phone numbers to ensure timely delivery. Delivery time to the US and Canada takes 2-3 business days once the order is collected by the shipping courier. We offer 1-week delivery to the following countries/regions: US, Canada, UK, and European Union countries, which means that you will receive it in 1 week after placing an order. Find out about delivery to other countries.

Once the order is shipped, you will receive a notification with the link and FedEx tracking number. This will allow you to track your shipment.

Returns and exchanges

We will replace the wallpaper that has been damaged during manufacturing or shipping. Please send your order number and pictures of the damaged wallpaper to [email protected], and we will respond within 1 business day to arrange a replacement and provide instructions for the return of the damaged wallpaper.

As all our wallpapers are made to order and we offer many different designs, colors, and size variations for your convenience, we do not offer returns.

However, we can offer a return if you haven’t applied or damaged the wallpaper. In order to return the wallpaper, you will need to send the package to the following address: SIA Monetic, Jekabpils 12, Rīga, LV-1003, Latvia, and MUST provide the tracking number so we can follow the shipment. We will return the payment only once we receive the product in its original condition.

We do not offer a return of items for the following items:

  • SAMPLE – 19” x 19” (48 x 48cm) or 29” x 20” (73.66 x 50.8cm) size wallpaper
  • Custom color wallpaper (colors provided by customer)
  • Custom size wallpaper (custom sizes, which are not listed on our size options)
  • Custom design wallpaper (incl. standard design, but different scale – larger or smaller pattern)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

We will replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at [email protected] and send your item to SIA Monetic, Jekabpils 12, Rīga, LV-1003, Latvia.

We will also replace items if we have sent you the product that differs from what you have ordered: size, color name, pattern.

You can cancel your order during weekdays 4 hours after completing the order. Orders can be canceled by sending your order number and cancellation request to [email protected].

To return your product, you should mail your product to SIA Monetic, Jekabpils 12, Rīga, LV-1003, Latvia

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item and using a trackable shipping service.

Preparation

It is not recommended to apply it to textured walls because the back of the wallpaper will not adhere as well as it would to a smooth surface. Moreover, the texture most likely will be visible through the wallpaper after its application as the material is not fully opaque. Therefore, we recommend applying it only onto smooth walls.

However, some of our customers have used it on orange-peel or knock-down textured walls. We don’t recommend doing it and can’t guarantee the performance on such walls.

It is not recommended to apply it to textured walls because any undertone or texture underneath most likely will be visible through the wallpaper after its application as the material is not fully opaque. Therefore, we recommend applying it only to smooth walls.

However, the application of a proper wallpaper paste will allow the use of it on lightly orange-peel or knock-down textured walls. Although we don’t recommend doing it and can’t guarantee the performance on such walls.

  • If you want to preserve the wall painting in its original condition, we recommend waiting at least 4 weeks for the paint to fully cure before applying peel and stick wallpaper. Even though the wall might look dry, the paint has not completely cured.

  • In case you don’t want to preserve the wall painting in its original condition, feel free to apply it to the wall after several days.

You need to use a primer if you have bare drywall. For other types of walls, it is not mandatory.

We recommend cleaning the wall with a damp cloth and letting it fully dry before applying the peel and stick wallpaper to ensure that the wallpaper will adhere properly to your wall.

For better results, we recommend cleaning the wall with an isopropyl alcohol cleaning solvent. You can spray it on the cloth and wipe the wall with the damp cloth. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the solvent manufacturer. After any wall cleaning with a damp cloth, it must dry fully.

We recommend that you remove outlet and light switch covers before applying the wallpaper.

Tools and application

We recommend the following tools for peel and stick wallpaper application: – level – utility knife – tape measure – scissors – squeegee or plastic ruler

We assume that the preparation explained in the previous section is already complete and you are ready to start hanging the wallpaper.

We have prepared this step-by-step guide:

  1. Unroll the wallpaper if you haven’t already done so.
    It is not mandatory, but we recommend leaving the wallpaper unrolled for an hour or two to ease the installation process since the wallpaper has been rolled up in the package during the delivery time and most likely has curled. You can place some heavy, but clean, items such as books on it if it won’t stay on the floor.
  2. Find a level spot on your wall.
    Find a level spot to make sure that the wall is straight. You might end up applying wallpaper at a slight angle if the wall is not straight.
  3. Peel the backing off.
    Peel the paper from the wallpaper backing about 10 inches (20 centimeters) from the top. It will be easier to apply the top of the wallpaper sheet which is the most important part of the application process.
  4. Apply the wallpaper.
    Apply the wallpaper on the top of the wall where you have found a level spot. You can start slowly smoothing the wallpaper from the top with a squeegee or dry sponge until you reach the point where the wallpaper backing has to be removed again by another 10 inches. We recommend removing the backing step by step to avoid applying a large piece of wallpaper at once without smoothing it out to prevent air bubbles. This step-by-step application of 10 inches (20 centimeters) at a time allows you to remove the last part of applied wallpaper from the wall in case too many bubbles have formed since our peel and stick wallpaper can be repositioned up to 24 hours after application.
  5. Smooth out the wallpaper.
    Smooth out the wallpaper, and remove any air bubbles with a squeegee, plastic ruler, or dry sponge.
  6. Apply the second panel.
    Our peel and stick textile doesn’t require overlap since it doesn’t shrink over time. Therefore, place the second panel on the right edge of the first panel, not on it. Repeat steps 1-5 again.
  7. Cut off the excess material.
    When all wallpaper panels are applied, cut off excess material at the top and bottom of each panel. Cut any excess material around electrical sockets and light switches.
  8. Finish by giving a final smoothing.
    We recommend giving another round of smoothing after 2 days and another time after 2 weeks to ensure the wallpaper sticks properly to the wall.

We recommend the following tools for Non-pasted wallpaper applications:

  • paste (not included with purchase)
  • level
  • roller or brush
  • flexible smoothing tool with round corners
  • sponge
  • utility knife

We have prepared this step-by-step guide:

  1. Lay out the panels before you start in order to verify the positioning of the wallpaper panels.
  2. Using a pencil and a level, draw a light line down the wall (plumb line). This line will be the starting point for hanging. Mark a perpendicular line so that the first length can be hung at 1″ (3 cm) through the corner. Be sure not to make the mark too dark, otherwise, it may show through lighter colored papers.
  3. Using a brush or a roller, apply an even layer of wallpaper paste where the first two panels will go. We recommend Roman PRO-880 Ultra Clear® (for US customers), Henkel Metylan Direct® (for EU customers), or similar adhesive.
  4. Be sure not to paste the whole wall as adhesives applied too far in advance may dry out before wallpaper can be hung. Be careful not to get glue on the design. If that happens, clean it off with a damp cloth/sponge immediately!
  5. Maneuver the first panel to the correct location, beginning at the top and ensuring that the wallpaper is straight. It is best to leave about half an inch at both the top and bottom in order to better trim the paper. After you’ve properly hung your first piece, you should start to flatten out any air bubbles with the smoothing tool. This will also ensure that the wallpaper will adhere correctly. Begin at the top of the wall, continually moving down to smooth and adhere your paper, carefully working to make sure that any extra adhesive does not seep out. It is best to refrain from using rough tools such as squeegees that can mar or rip your wallcoverings. Always take care to wipe up any extra adhesive with a damp cloth or sponge before it dries. It is much more difficult to remove the paste once it has dried.
  6. Once you have properly installed the first panel, continue placing the next pieces one at a time, aligning each seam against the other, being sure not to overlap. Again, ensure that you quickly use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any extra paste from the seams or paper. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend using a seam roller to ensure proper adherence and a smooth look.
  7. When all the panels are in place, trim any excess wallpaper at the ceiling and skirting board with a ruler and utility knife; always move the ruler while keeping the knife in the cut. When cutting the wallpaper, make sure to use a sharp paper knife to avoid tearing the paper.
  8. After the wall is complete, avoid any drafts and temperature/humidity changes for 24 hours to ensure that the wallpaper adheres properly.

Tip: Wall damage can be minimized or eliminated by using a quality wallpaper primer

Care

Yes, you can clean the wallpaper with a damp, soft, and non-abrasive cloth or sponge. In case of deeper stains, you can try soaking the cloth or sponge in soapy water. Do not scrub textile wallpaper since it may damage the design.

We do not recommend it since sunlight contains UV rays, which can make colors fade over time.

Removal

Start at the corner of the sheet and work parallel to the surface. You can peel the wallpaper up or down, whichever you find more convenient.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • Do not overstretch the material during the removal.

  • Remove the wallpaper slowly, working parallel to the surface.

  • In case of resistance, you can heat the area with a regular blow dryer to weaken the adhesive and easily remove wallpaper.

When installed using a strippable adhesive (for example, Roman PRO-880 Ultra Clear®), non-woven wallpaper can easily be removed without damaging walls. 

Remove wallpaper by peeling the wallpaper off—slowly up or down at a 90-degree angle from the wall.

Tip: Wall damage can be minimized or eliminated by using a quality wallpaper primer

Recycling

Our peel and stick wallpaper is made of 100% PET and can be fully recycled.

Our Non-pasted traditional wallpaper is paper-based and can be fully recycled.

The backing of peel and stick wallpaper can be recycled like paper.

The package contains the following materials:

  • Cardboard tube – can be recycled as paper

  • Staples – you can recycle staples similarly to cans

  • Plastic caps of cardboard tube – please check the recycling options from your waste management company

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