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Removable wallpaper is a new design trend made possible by microsphere technology adhesives.

Why Peel and Stick Wallpaper is the Next Design Trend

Posted 26 Jul 2022 by Justine Hanlon, Senior Account Manager, Tapes, Labels, and Graphics

After years of being characterized as a decorating taboo, one building and construction trend that is on the upswing is the use of wallpaper (as well as shiplap and other wall graphics and materials) to add a touch of personalization to your home décor.

Peel-and-stick wallpaper has gone mainstream. No longer a taboo, peel-and-stick wallpaper can easily and temporarily update your walls: a great choice for renters or those looking to try the latest design trend. Plus, with a little creativity, you can use peel-and-stick wallpaper in a variety of ways.

Fortunately, the stress that accompanied putting up and removing wallpaper in years prior is a thing of the past, thanks to adhesive advancements like our microsphere technology that allow for an easy peel-and-stick alternative.

At Life Savvy, Amanda Prahl showcases fun ways to update your home, beyond your walls. Exciting ideas include using peel-and-stick wallpaper to decorate the toe kick of hardwood stairs, customize the back of bookshelves, and as an affordable backsplash. Whatever your design needs, there's a print and style that will suit your budget and taste.

Three Uses for Removable Wallpaper

  1. Dorm rooms – College students can personalize their space, making them feel more at home, without permanently altering or damaging their dorm room.
  2. Classrooms – Educators can easily transform their classrooms to match the season, learning focus and more.
  3. Rental properties – Renters can update their space without damaging their rental property.

Wallpaper and other wall graphics and materials are a fun and inexpensive way to transform a room. With  microsphere adhesive technology, you can avoid the messy residue or damaging the wall surface because of its removable and repositionable properties. Unlike emulsion adhesives, microspheres have a more controlled tack, resulting in low peel and high removability. 

Our Microsphere Technology

At H.B. Fuller, our state-of-the-art technology is enabling removable wallpapers and wall graphics. The adhesive formula allows for low-maintenance removal — no more messy residues or hours spent steaming wallpaper. And with peel-and-stick removable wallpaper, the adhesive “is built right in, meaning all you have to do is unroll it, stick it up, and reposition if necessary.” Our adhesive was designed for every surface, from glass to wood to drywall. 

And why stop at walls? Wallpaper makes a great addition to the back of cabinets, to brighten lamp shades, or to line your serving trays with a fun pop of color.

Our ready-to-go microsphere formulation, the MS3000 Series, was designed specifically for wall graphics, paper and films, decals and signage. Contact us today to discover the advantages of switching to microsphere adhesive technology, and begin enjoying the process of applying wallpaper to your space.

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