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Can anyone tell me from his own experience how well these wall decals/stickers work?

Asked by ubersiren (15140points) January 26th, 2010

Something like this is what I’m talking about. For you, were they easy to put up? Do they stay put for a long time? Any wall damage or paint discoloration? What brands are good? What’s your experience?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I covered my toddler’s room with them – super easy to put up, they stay up and peel off easily – I got them from all over the internet, can’t remember now.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ultimatemaster what’s wrong with you?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ultimatemaster well that’s clearly debatable

zephyr826's avatar

The big thing at work are the ones from Uppercase Living. I’ve had mixed luck with them. The smaller ones were really easy to work with, but I used a really large design on my kitchen which had been painted less than a month prior, and there were some difficulties. I eventually got all of the pieces up on the wall, but I did have to touch up the edges.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My sister used them in her baby’s room.They were easy to apply and stayed put:)

Strauss's avatar

I don’t remember where we got them, but when our youngest was an infant (10 yrs ago) we got some wall decals with a “Winnie-the-Pooh” theme. They stayed for about eight years, then she decided she had outgrown them. They peeled off easily, with very little paint damage.

HTDC's avatar

Looks like @ultimatemaster has been trolling here again.

12_func_multi_tool's avatar

lightly clean the walls first

ubersiren's avatar

Thanks everyone for your input. I think I’ll give it a shot.

@12_func_multi_tool The room they’re going in has been freshly painted, so perhaps that would be ok?

Damn, I’m really curious to know what the troll was saying… lol. I always miss it!

zephyr826's avatar

@ubersiren Make sure you wait at least 3 weeks for the paint to truly adhere to the walls before you put them on.

ubersiren's avatar

@zephyr826 Gotcha. Thanks! :)

janbb's avatar

I have clown stickers in my office that were put up by the previous owners of the house – 17 years ago! It’s time to repaint but I’m dreading taking them down.

YARNLADY's avatar

@janbb If you are afraid they will cause damage, just steam them off with an iron, or a pot of steaming water.

If you are afraid you will miss them, they might even come off whole and can be re-used.

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Strauss's avatar

We put some in my daughter’s room when she was two. At 6, we carefully removed them, repainted her room, and were actually able to reapply them. At 9 she said they were too juvenile for her, and they came right off.

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