Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to cut the designs out myself?No. All Wallies products come already die-cut in each unique shape.
Do I need wallpaper paste to put them up?No. Wallies come pre-pasted or as peel and stick vinyl. For the pre-pasted variety, just soak the Wallies for a few seconds and then stick them to the wall. That's it! Here are a few helpful tips:
- When you are ready to apply the cutouts, simply place in water, fully submerged, and soak for one to two minutes.
- Remove the cutout from the water, draining off any excess water.
- Using a sponge or paper towel, smooth on each piece, wiping from the center out toward the edges to eliminate any trapped air bubbles.
- Continue with this same procedure until your Wallies project is complete.
Can I get them off once I stick them up?
Yes. To remove the pre-pasted variety, simply peel off. If there is any paper residue, moisten well with water. Once the paper is thoroughly wet, peel off.
Can I hang them in a moist bathroom?
Yes. Wallies are vinyl-coated so they can be washed and they can withstand the moisture in a bathroom. Just don't put them right in the shower. Direct water flow will cause them to strip off.
Where can I put Wallies?
Wallies are perfect for walls, of course. But they also work great on furniture, clay or ceramic pots, picture frames, craft items, floor and table runners, wooden hope chests, lampshades, gift wrapping, invitations, bulletin boards, ceramic tile....the list is nearly endless. The only place you can't stick Wallies is on slick plastic surfaces. Wallies on ceramic tile should be located away from high-moisture areas, such as backsplashes on sinks.
How long should I wait before applying Wallies to a surface that has just been painted?
Each paint manufacturer will have suggested times for waiting before applying a second coat of paint and these suggestions should be followed for applying Wallies. They may also provide an amount of time for curing the paint before doing anything else to its surface. Paint should definitely be completely dry before Wallies application, but the best guideline is to follow manufacturer instructions.
Will Wallies ruin the surface underneath when I take them off?
No. Wallies are made to strip off without damage to the surface. If a putty knife is used to scrape the moistened Wallies off the wall, be sure to scrape gently.
Can I put them on existing wallpaper?
Are Wallies safe for scrapbooking?
Scrapbookers love Wallies . Unfortunately the cutouts are not 100% acid-free. However many people have gotten around this problem by spraying the Wallies with products like Archival Mist® or by placing archival quality papers between the Wallies and their treasured photos. We suggest you do what feels right to you. Their acidity is only slight.
Can I apply Wallies to tile, mirrors/windows and textured walls?
Yes. Wallies adhere easily to hard, smooth surfaces like tile and glass. With textured walls, Wallies adhere best when the texture is not too rough and the surface has been painted. Raw wood surfaces or porous, textured wallpaper usually poses a problem as the porous surface will absorb the wet glue and result in a weak bond. In this case you may want to reinforce the bond with a little spray adhesive.
Are Wallies easy enough for my kids to decorate their own rooms?
You bet! It's especially easy for kids to get creative with Wallies using our peel and stick line of products that don't require any water at all. Plus, they are repositionable, so if they don't get it quite right, it's no problem to peel off and replace in a new spot.
Can I use Wallies for decoupage?
Absolutely! Just wet the back and stick them on and seal them like you would any decoupage cutout. See our Show & Tell! section for some great ideas.
Can I put Wallies on furniture that goes outside?
We do not recommend it unless you polyurethane over the Wallies to seal them. Extremes in temperature and humidity are not good for Wallies. Like other wallpaper products, Wallies can fade with time from extensive direct exposure to ultraviolet rays.
How many Wallies does it take to decorate a room?
Well, it's hard to say. Obviously it depends on the size of your room. Each Wallies package contains 25 cutouts. Some are larger than others: for instance the Noah's Ark is 6 1/2 inches wide while the Purple Pansy is just 2 inches wide. As a general rule you can usually do a thorough job with one pack for a small room, like a bathroom, and 3 packs for a normal bedroom. We suggest you use your best judgment.
Can Wallies create custom made designs for me, such as a special request for a certain design or a design from a photo I provide?
We are not able to provide this type of service for our retail customers, but we do welcome your suggestions and may consider certain designs if we have a lot of interest.
Where can I buy Wallies?
Wallies are available at many craft stores (like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Pearl Paint), hardware stores, paint and wallpaper stores and small gift boutiques. You can check our retailers link for a store near you or call 1-800-255-2762 ext. 374 for a dealer near you. And of course, you can order directly from this web site or call our customer service reps to place an order at 1-800-255-2762 ext. 485.