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We Have a Bone to Pick with Peel & Stick

Okay, so here's the deal, Peel and Stick has so many benefits and it is such a great option when you are in a rental but still want a gorgeous space.  Heck, we've installed it in multiple apartments over the years.

Many ask why we don't offer it in our assortment and if we ever will.  Here's the deal, we've consciously decided to not include removable wallpaper in our collection after learning more about the quality and some off the issues that come along with it which is why we've decided against offering it in our assortment right now.  

Here are some of the pitfalls we've found with peel and stick wallpaper:

Toxins: Peel and Stick paper is often made with toxic chemicals to allow it to stick.  Slowly over time these chemicals will seep into your home!  The composition of removable wallpapers can vary by manufacturer and some are completely safe. If you do decide to take a chance and install, we recommend you look for product certification by GREENGUARD or similar environmental certifications that ensure low levels of VOC emissions. These certifications can be an indication that the product meets certain safety and environmental standards.

Adhesion Issues: The adhesive on peel and stick wallpaper may not adhere well to certain surfaces or may lose its stickiness over time. This can result in the wallpaper peeling off or not sticking securely, especially in high humidity areas like bathrooms.

Surface Imperfections: Peel and stick wallpaper may not hide surface imperfections as effectively as traditional wallpaper.

Difficult to Reposition: Once peel and stick wallpaper is applied, it can be challenging to reposition or adjust. If not aligned perfectly during installation, removing and reapplying can be tricky and may damage the wallpaper or the wall surface.

Limited Durability: Peel and stick wallpaper may not be as durable as traditional wallpaper, especially in high-traffic areas. It can be more prone to damage from scratches, tears, or moisture exposure. 

Removal Challenges: While peel and stick wallpaper is designed to be removable, removing it can still be time-consuming and may damage the underlying wall surface.

Cost: While peel and stick wallpaper is often more affordable than traditional wallpaper in terms of material cost, the long-term durability and quality may not match up. Replacing damaged peel and stick wallpaper more frequently could add up in the long run.

Not Ideal for All Surfaces: Peel and stick wallpaper may not adhere well to certain surfaces such as heavily textured walls, brick, or uneven surfaces.