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Self Stick Murals vs Paint

Written by David | June 27, 2011

As we constantly emerge, grow, and adapt our business, we get calls to hang mural wallpaper. After saying no many times, I relented and said yes to a friend who needed help. It seemed easy enough, with overlapping edges to line up the seams, no glue, and “easily repositionable”.

It was a larger wall, so we set out, measured the walls, got our starting point, made straight lines for our guide, and broke out the ladder. It seemed easy until I found out how thin the material was. It was somewhat sturdy but stretchy. The adhesive was forgiving and allowed us to reposition on the wall. However, it did not forgive scuff marks on the wall, did not like any abrasive contact (left marks), and was not forgiving when working around outlets.

The picture was also too blurry. For what they paid, it should have been clearer. But it was blurry, which looked fine from a distance, not up close to it.

The bottom line is that we could have painted a scene we created they wanted, cheaper and with better durability than what they ordered online. (that the neighbor or dentist’s office can buy as well)

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