Making a chalkboard wall using removable chalkboard wallpaper is fairly easy once you get the hang of applying it. You can use chalkboard wallpaper on anything from tables to mini fridges. And don’t worry if you mess up because you can remove and reposition it.
If you’ve never applied removable wallpaper before, we’ve got you covered. All you need is a pair of scissors and measuring tape to complete this task. However, there are some common mistakes people make when applying this adhesive wallpaper. Keep reading as we walk you through the dos and don’ts of cutting and applying chalkboard wallpaper.
Do: Prepare Your Wall Before Application
Like any other wallpaper, you must prepare your walls before application. Make sure your walls are smooth before applying. Fill in holes and sand down bumps to eliminate any texture that could prevent your wallpaper from sticking.
It also helps to clean your walls with warm water, soap, and vinegar. You’ll want your walls to be spotless, smooth, and thoroughly dry before applying the wallpaper.
Don’t: Limit Yourself to Walls
Allow your creativity to run free and apply chalkboard wallpaper anywhere you like. Don’t limit yourself to only applying on the walls. You can transform your coffee table into a conversation piece. Or you can place chalkboard wallpaper beneath some chair railing to accent the room. You can transform anything into a unique feature with the correct measurements and a pair of scissors.
Do: Measure Before Cutting
Before applying your wallpaper, you must measure the surface to know much wallpaper you need. You don’t want too little or too much because it could complicate the application process. Although chalkboard wallpaper is easily removable, it can get tiresome—removing and reapplying over and over. To prevent sore arms, measure your surface carefully and cut accordingly. To make this process easier, Chalk Ink provides various sizes of pre-cut chalkboard paper, so you’re not stuck with too much or too little.
Don’t: Forget to Remove the Transfer Tape
A common mistake new crafters make is not removing the transfer tape on the back of the wallpaper. The transfer tape is a barrier to prevent the adhesive underneath from sticking to everything but the chosen surface.
After preparing your surface and cutting your wallpaper, stick a corner of the chalkboard wallpaper to the surface—making sure it’s straight. Then, press down gently and remove the tape at a 45 degree angle. While removing the tape, keep pressing down firmly to prevent air bubbles.
Now that you know the dos and don’ts of cutting and applying removable chalkboard wallpaper, you’re ready to apply it yourself! Use Chalk Ink’s removable and environmentally friendly chalkboard wallpaper to create eye-catching wall accents or the ultimate playroom.