At Mural Superstore we only sell name brand products. We
are not a "print our own" company. The manufacturers of the products that we
sell have been trusted by retailers for decades as high quality products. By
purchasing a brand name like Komar, Environmental Graphics, Ideal Decor or
QuickMurals brand wall mural, you can feel confident that your mural has been
produced by a national company that has been in the wall mural business for
decades. You can be sure that the item you receive is backed by a full
manufacturers' guarantee against damage or defects.
is the difference between pre-pasted wall murals, un-pasted wall
murals, and Peel & Stick Wall Murals?
All wallpaper murals fall into one of three categories;
or Peel & Stick.
1) Un-pasted Wall Murals:
The manufacturers of
the un-pasted murals place a small packet of powdered paste inside the box at
the manufacturing facility. The powdered paste must be mixed with water and
brushed onto the back of the mural before installing. The un-pasted murals
arrive to you in panels. Each panel is approximately 4ft High x 3ft Wide. You apply the
panels to the wall one at a time to create the mural. All un-pasted murals are
printed on a heavy paper stock, they can be wiped occasionally with a slightly
damp sponge but are not "scrubbable" and cannot be placed outdoors. This is true with ANY
un-pasted wall mural sold anywhere.
2) Pre-pasted Wall Murals: The pre-pasted murals are actually
pre-pasted wallpaper. They arrive to you in 18" wide rolls. The height of the
particular mural you purchase will determine the length of that roll, but the
width is always 18". The paste is already on the back of the mural. To install
you simply unroll a panel and dip it into water, let it sit for a few minutes,
and then smooth onto the wall. Each panel is numbered so when you put them up in
the right order they will create the picture. The pre-pasted murals are washable
with soap and water but cannot be placed outdoors. Pre-pasted murals are removable by simply peeling away from the wall.
Un-pasted murals usually require some scraping, but neither pre-pasted or
un-pasted murals will harm the surface of the wall.
Peel & Stick Wall Murals (QuickMurals® brand) are applied by
peeling off the protective backing and smoothing onto any smooth, flat non-porous surface -
indoors or outdoors. No tools or paste are needed to install the "QuickMurals®". They are repositionable and can be moved from
wall to wall hundreds of times.
QuickMurals® will not damage your walls and will not leave any sticky residue when
"QuickMurals®" can also be applied directly onto glass.
What are "Portable Murals"?
(aka Minute Murals) are custom wallpaper murals printed on heavy duty
professional-grade wallcovering. Each mural is shipped as a complete kit
containing metal suspension bars, hanging hardware, and instructions. The mural
assembles in minutes with no tools required.
The new decorating solution for small spaces, apartments, dorms, condominiums
and more, these portable murals are extremely versatile.
I put a mural on my wall if it is concrete, cinder
block, has a rough stucco or orange-peel texture, or
already has paneling on it?
Yes - depending
on the type of wall, you may have to do one the
paper: Using a heavy duty adhesive apply,
Heavy Duty Wall Liner to the wall where the mural is to be placed.
Sometimes it helps to paste both the wall surface and
the back of the lining paper since the lining paper is
porous and heavy. Once the lining paper has dried, apply
a primer/sealer. If applying
Heavy Duty Wall Liner
cinder-block, concrete or wood paneling, it is best to
use an un-pasted wall liner and liberally apply a heavy
duty adhesive. This will ensure that the wall liner
stays on the wall. Other methods include:
Floating the Walls: Use a broad knife to trowel
the joint compound over the rough walls in light, even
coats. After the wall is at the preferred smoothness,
allow to dry. Prime the newly smooth surface with 2
coats of primer/sealer. Or using a heavy duty adhesive,
Heavy Duty Wall Liner to the wall where the
mural is to be placed.
Sanding: If the texture is minimal, this process
is adequate and time-saving. After sanding, a
primer/sealer is applied. This method is the least
preferred, however, because of the labor and the dust
that covers the entire house. Applying a
Heavy Duty Wall Liner will also cover lightly textured walls.
Wood-paneled walls: Wash thoroughly with a
de-glossing solution and water, then sand smooth. Fill
vertical grooves of paneling with spackle and apply
primer. Seal with acrylic or alkyd primer, allow to
cure, and hang wall mural. Or using a heavy duty
Heavy Duty Wall Liner to the wall where
the mural is to be placed.
Q: I live in Florida and we
have "orange peel" textured walls. Can I install a mural on "orange peel"
textured walls without smoothing them first.
A: You can use an un-pasted mural and
apply paste both to the wall and to the mural panels. This extra paste will help
'fill in' the lower areas of the texture and help create a better bond for the
Pre-pasted murals and QuickMurals™ do not allow for an overlapping in the seams. As a
result the seams may not line-up correctly as one side of the seam may be high
and the other side low. This will create an unsightly gap. An un-pasted mural on
the other hand, allows you to overlap the seams slightly to eliminate this
I found a mural that I like but it is too big for my wall. Can your murals be
trimmed down to fit my wall exactly?
Trimming a mural to fit your wall exactly is quite common and necessary in some
cases. There are a few murals where trimming more than a few inches will ruin
the scene though. Examples; "Soft Breeze" and "El Paradiso". Trim away enough of
the mural so that you can easily work with it and then when it is on the wall
and completely dried, do a final trimming with a razor knife.
your murals be used outdoors?
A: Only the
brand of Peel & Stick murals are suitable for outdoor
Q: Can I apply a wallpaper mural on
new unpainted drywall?
On new drywall, apply a pigmented
wallcovering primer/sealer. In order for the paste to
'grab' the wall, the
must be completely dried. The longer that you
wait - the better, but at least 48 hours. "Quick
Murals" brand Peel & Stick murals can be applied directly onto new or unpainted drywall
without additional preparation.