How to remove wall decals

In today’s blog post we are going to explain how to remove wall decals without damaging the wall or the paint which covers it so that there are no traces left after removing the sticker.

General practice

To remove a wall decal, you do not need a particular tool or something like that. You should keep in mind that some tools can even do damage to the wall. Among these dangerous instruments are knives or blades, as they can cut into the wall and destroy the paint layer. In that case, you would create more work than necessary, leaving your removal approach with much more effort than needed. Of course, we do not want that, so just skip using this kind of equipment.

Instead, you only need to use your fingers. Usually, it works if you scrape off the sticker with your fingernails. Sometimes, however, it can happen that the material is too hard for that. In that case, you should bring a hairdryer. It helps to soften up the sticker through heating it up. So after you have used a hairdryer on it, you should have a try again. Of course, you should pay attention towards the fact that the decal can be hot after that, so be cautious. Maybe, you can wait for it to cool down for a while before you start trying to remove it again.

Residues after removing the wall decal

In some cases, it can happen that the adhesive which helps the decal stuck to the wall remains on it after you have removed it. In that case, you often cannot get rid of it with the help of your fingernails. Instead, you should look for a chemical alternative. Of course, you should use such ones that pose no threat to the wall paint or the wall itself. Perhaps the best choice in this respect is soap. Another possibility is nail polisher. That way, you can be sure that the area where the decal used to be before will not take any damage at all.


Another general tip for people removing wall decals is the following: be patient! It is of no use doing it as fast as possible. Instead, you should remove a wall decal carefully and slowly. That way, it is more likely that the sticker gets away in one piece, saving you time and effort.

When you keep in mind all those hints, then you should have no trouble while removing wall decals. Please feel free to have a look at the other entries of this blog which will also include answers to frequent questions concerning wall decals. I hope you enjoyed reading this article and I can interest you for my others as well, should you feel the need for more information on this topic.

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