What are Removable Wall Clings?

Mary Ellen Popolo
Mary Ellen Popolo
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Removable wall clings have become a popular trend in home decorating. The most common type of wall clings are made from vinyl, which is easy to apply, clean, and remove when necessary. There are vinyl wall stickers in many shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. With such a wide selection of removable wall clings available and the ease of use and versatility they offer, they are a good way to change the look of a room.

Whether they are going to be used as an accent or be the focal point, there are removable wall clings suitable for every room and decorating style. They come in all sizes from small polka dots to large wall murals, with many sizes in between. Wall clings are also available in many colors.

Vinyl wall stickers need to be applied to a flat, clean surface. They can easily be applied to painted surfaces and can be removed without damaging the wall or the painted finish. Other surfaces to which removable wall clings can be applied are glass, plastic, wood, and almost any surface that is clean and smooth. Vinyl wall clings will not, however, adhere well to bumpy or uneven surfaces. They can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Removable wall clings come off of surfaces easily. They can be removed by finding an edge of the cling and gently pulling it up and away from the surface. If the edges won't peel off easily, warming the cling with a hair dryer may help. As the cling begins to curl, it should be carefully peeled off of the wall or surface. The application and removal instructions that come with the wall stickers will provide information about application and removal techniques that are specific to the clings purchased.

Decorative wall stickers can be found in home improvement stores, department stores, home goods stores, and craft stores. Many online retailers sell removable wall art as well. Prices vary, depending on the exact piece of wall art, and larger pieces are generally more expensive than small accent pieces. Customized pieces will cost more than standard, pre-packaged items.

Most vinyl wall art is used to decorate or enhance the decor of a home. There are uses for wall clings other than interior decoration, however. Vinyl wall art can be used on cars, boats, and bicycles. Outdoor spaces like mailboxes, garage doors, and fences can be also decorated with vinyl wall clings. Toys and books can be decorated or personalized with vinyl stickers too.

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