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How to install wall decals

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Dezign With a Z wall decals are a very modern & elegant way to decorate interiors and change the entire look of your room in the snap of a finger. Easy to apply, Dezign With a Z wall stickers are also simple to remove without damaging surfaces or leaving any residue. Just follow the instructions below:


Before installing your wall decal
  • Dezign With a Z wall decals can be applied on any smooth or slightly textured surfaces, such as flat or textured painted walls, glass, metal, wood...etc. (for instance avoid concrete surfaces, plaster or bumpy skip trowel walls)  

  • Before applying Dezign With a Z  wall decals, make sure that the surface is dry and free of dust and dirt! If an area is unclean the decal may not stick properly and can peel off over time. The best way is to spray your surface with some Windex and wipe it clean and dry with a clean cloth.

  • Before applying a vinyl wall sticker on freshly painted walls, allow at least 2 weeks for the paint to dry!


After your wall decal installation

  • If one day you decide to remove your decorative wall decals (and replace it with a brand new Dezign one, for instance...:-)), you can gently peel it off by hand. And don't worry, the vinyl wall decal won't leave any glue residue.If the surface seems delicate and you are afraid of damaging it, blow dry the decal (use blow dryer on heat position): the decal sticker will loosen and peel off easily!


Large wall decals installation

  • If your vinyl wall decals are fairly large (over 40"), get a friend to help you set it up! This is not only more convenient but also more fun !
    For large wall decals we recommend that you use the center hinge installation technique:
    Download center hinge installation instructions 


General instructions on wall decals stickers

decals step 1

1. White Backing

2. Vinyl Decal

3. Transfer Tape


Step by step wall decals set-up 

decals step 2

Lay your Dezign With a Z adhesive wall decals on a hard, flat surface and rub firmly over the wall decal with a squeegee (credit card, rubber spatula...etc.). This will strengthen the bond between the vinyl decal and the transfer tape (this way the vinyl decal won't stay on the white backing when you remove it - see following step)

decals step 3

Remove the white backing, making sure the vinyl wall decal sticks properly to the transfer tape.

decals step 4

Arrange the wall decal on the desired surface. Press the top edge onto the surface and firmly smooth the tape all the way down, avoiding bubbling and wrinkles.

decals step 5

Finish the application by rubbing over the entire wall decal with the squeegee in order to remove any air bubbles and activate the bond between the vinyl graphic and the surface

decals step 6

Remove the transfer tape from one corner & slowly roll it along the surface. If part of the wall decal sticks to the tape, simply roll the tape back, press down firmly & continue peeling.

decals step 7

Remove any air bubbles by rubbing over the wall decals with a clean cloth (you can also poke bubbles with a fine needle and then smooth it out). On textured surfaces be sure to rub over the wall decal very firmly! This will ensure a proper bond between the wall decal and the surface, and will prevent it from peeling off over time. This phase is really important to ensure the wall decal will adhere properly to the surface. Bring extra care to this step in any case.


Voila! We hope you will  enjoy for years your new Dezign With a Z  vinyl decor!

decals tips

Wall Decals appliques Tips & Tricks

Installation tips from our friends at! ^^

  • if you plan on applying your wall decals to a window, a glass surface, or any other flat non-porous area (such as plain metal or plastic), it will stick strongly and right away. For these types of surface, we advise spraying some water onto the surface beforehand (you can use a sponge for instance). This will allow you to re-position the wall decals if you need to. Once the wall decal is in place, let the surface dry so that the bond is activated.
    Download wet application instructions

  • if you have a large size wall decals to apply, have a friend help you. This can make the application faster :-) Remember: anybody can apply a wall decal. It's easy. However if you don't feel like doing the installation by yourself you can always hire a professional (such as a painter or a wall paper professional). They are accustomed to doing this kind of installation. Please note: Dezign With a Z can not be held responsible for misapplication or damages caused to the product or to the surface during installation or removal process.
    For large decals (over 40") we suggest that you use the center hinge installation technique 

  • It is not recommended to store wall decals and murals for a too long time. Don't store a wall decal unused in a too warm or a too cold environment. Please avoid storing your decals and murals for a period over 3 to 6 months.
  • If you want to remove wall decals, simply peel it off gently by hand or use a blow dryer (set heat position). You can use the blow dry technique if the decal to remove is set on a  very fragile surface or if you are really afraid to damage your surface.Dezign With a Z can not be held responsible for damages caused by an uncareful removal.
Note: for glow in the dark, whiteboard and chalkboard wall decals: being a thicker material these decorative stickers use a stronger glue that may damage fragile surfaces or recently painted walls. If you plan to remove your decal, we invite you to use the blow dryer technique, or to contact us directly for assistance.
Dezign With a Z can not be held responsible for damages caused during removal.Glow in the dark, whiteboard and chalkboard are reusable materials; however it is not recommended to move them around repeatedly, since the sticking back may catch dust and dirt ,and gets less sticky overtime.
  • Have fun: setting-up a Dezign With a Z wall decal is easy, just take your time and focus on how you want your area to look.For additional info, tips about wall decals and wall stickers, please visit the Decal FAQ section or contact us directly. We will be glad to assist you further.

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Vinyl wall decals videos 

On how to install chalkboard wall decals

On how shiny our glow in the dark wall stickers are.

Useful application tools: the Squeegees!

squeegees for decals
Squeegees are a very useful tool for wall decal application.
Even though it is not a mandatory tool, it make the application process more pleasant...
We let you be judge of it!
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Wanna try samples of our wall decals products first?!...

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You want to make sure you are ordering the right stuff for your interior...
...feel free to order sample kits of our products to try home!
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