Wall Murals: Questions & Answers

RoomMates XL wallpaper murals are similar to a very large over-sized wall poster that is anything but ordinary.

The most common question we are asked is "How do I apply my wallpaper mural?" so we made a short video below to give you the step-by-step visual instructions you may need. We'll also answer the famous question "Are murals peel and stick," as well as discuss removable and priming walls.

Are RoomMates XL murals peel and stick?

No. Our XL murals are prepasted just like wallpaper. The paste is activated by water, and each panel or strip is applied separately to your wall. Because of this, murals cannot be repositioned after application.

How do I apply an XL mural?

Every mural is made up of 7-10 individual strips, which makes applying the full design manageable. Each strip is numbered, and murals come with a guide that lets you know in which order to place them. Just simply cut each strip off the roll, dip it in water, and bring it to your wall. Click here to read or print out our detailed mural application instructions. We also made a short video below to show you how to apply our XL wallpaper mural to the wall.


Are XL murals reusable?

No, murals are not reusable. Like wallpaper, they cannot be repositioned after application.

How do I remove an XL mural?

Just like wallpaper, as long as your walls are properly primed before application, our SureStrip™ technology makes removal a breeze. Just pick a corner and pull – the mural will come off in full strips without residue or damage.

Are XL murals safe for walls if renting?

Yes! Wall murals peel off the wall in minutes without leaving sticky residue behind making them safe for the walls of both renters and homeowners.

Do XL murals contain phthalates?

Our XL wall murals do not contain phthalates. The inks used on wall murals are also non-toxic. We want to make sure our products are safe for everyone, including children, which is why all of our products undergo testing and are CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) compliant.

Why do I need to “prime” my wall before putting up a mural?

Primer is a special sealant that prevents paste from being absorbed into the drywall or sheetrock. It also allows the paste on the back of your mural to “grip” the wall. Primer is important to use prior to application, as it makes future removal of your mural much easier, and also ensures that it will stick properly without curling or separating between panels.

How do I clean my mural?

If anything gets on your mural, it can be cleaned with warm water and a dab of soap. Blot at the dirt and wipe it gently away.

Can I return my mural if I don’t like it?

Sure! Returns are accepted for unused and unopened XL murals within 30 days of purchase. Visit our returns page to find out how to request a return.