When I posted a picture on Instagram of our updated wall behind our toilet, I received so many questions and messages about the exposed brick wall.
Y’all. Would you even believe that it’s a giant sticker?!
It’s Rocky Mountain Decals’ “vintage brick” self-adhesive wallpaper and I. AM. IN. LOVE.
Here’s a pic of what this tiny little space looked like before. Nothing wrong, just a little “bleh”.
Some of the questions I got were
- “How difficult was it to apply?”
- “How long did it take?”
- “Can it be used on textured walls?”
- “Does it take more than one person to apply?”
I’d love to take a few minutes to answer your questions and brag about how much I love Rocky Mountain Decals!
Ease of Rocky Mountain Decals’ Application
I’m not gonna lie. I was super excited for my plan to use this peel-and-stick wallpaper for our wall but nervous to actually execute it. BUT, there was really no need to be nervous.
Rocky Mountain Decals provides very clear instructions, which were really easy for my husband and me to follow. We needed 2 rolls to fill the wall, and each roll is numbered for you so that the design matches up to the previous roll perfectly. Basically, I unrolled the peel-and-stick wallpaper onto the wall while my husband scraped out the air bubbles at the same time with the provided tool.
As we were sticking it to the wall, there were times we went a little too fast or it went on a little uneven. Because this wallpaper is removable, it makes it really easy to fix any mistakes you make as you’re applying. So when little mishaps like that happened, we would just pull up the roll a little bit and get it back on track.
Once we got to the bottom of the wall, we cut along the baseboard with a box cutter or Exacto knife. We did the same with the leftover wallpaper along the sides of the wall too.
So: Is this a 2 person job?
I’d say yes. BUT I also believe you can do anything if you set your mind to it (or are impatient enough). You could attempt to do it on your own, but it would probably take you twice as long. You’re better off knocking it out with a partner.
How Long DOES it Take to Apply?
You guys: we did this on a Sunday afternoon during our kids’ naptime. And I use “afternoon” loosely because it only took us 45 minutes. I know this was a small wall, but we were moving and grooving by the time we got to the second roll. So I have full faith we could have completed a full wall in no time.
With that being said, definitely give yourself enough time and don’t rush. If you put yourself in a box, you’ll just end up getting frustrated.
What Kind of Walls Can it Be Used On?
Rocky Mountain Decals suggests applying their decals on non-textured walls. However, our walls are slightly textured and we’ve had no issues!
If you’re looking for an easy naptime project to totally transform the look of your room, check out all the amazing decals and removable wallpaper designs that Rocky Mountain Decals has to offer. I can’t forget to mention how perfect these would be for renters or college students who aren’t allowed to paint their walls. When you’re done with the wallpaper, simply take it off and your wall is still perfectly intact!