How to Remove Wall Decals Without Damaging the Paint
We all know that wall decals are easy to apply, but did you know that these wall decals are almost just as easy to remove? It’s just that you need to pay attention to the type of wall paint, as well as follow some simple rules listed below. Yes, you heard that right, by following the listed steps, you’ll be able to remove the wall decals without damaging the wall paint.
Watch out for the type of the wall surface The type or condition of the wall surface is an important factor to consider when you are planning to remove the wall decals or stickers. Professionals in the field suggest that wall decals which are applied on walls with flat latex paint are easier to remove than those put on the walls painted with a gloss latex paint or an oil-based enamel. Also, you need to examine the length of time i.e. the duration for which the decal has been applied to the wall for its easy removal.
Apply heat to peel the wall decal off If the wall decal is too firmly stuck on the wall, you can make use of a hair dryer on high heat setting or a heat gun on medium setting to help the glue release. Using heat in the corner of your wall decals is the best way to get these off, as it makes them easier to peel. However, you need to be careful because overheating might damage the wall beneath and may also remove the paint, no matter how good the paint is.
Once, you have patiently removed the wall decal without damaging the paint, check for any adhesive residue on the wall. Usually, there isn't any after the heat removal, but if you find something still stuck on your walls, try removing it with soapy water. You can also use an adhesive remover or even WD-40, though always test a small area first to be sure that it doesn't harm the color or damages the paint on the wall.
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