Wall Decals: General Questions & Answers

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our wall decals.

Whether you aren’t sure what a wall decal is or how it is made with our magic peel and stick capabilities, have safety concerns, latex questions, and more, we’re here to help.

What exactly are wall decals?

Wall decals—also known as wall stickers, wall graphics, wall appliques, and even wall clings are typically very thin sheets of vinyl with one printed side and one adhesive side. They stick flat to walls and other surfaces without the use of nails or glue.

What makes RoomMates wall decals so special?

Traditional wall stickers use a sticky backing that bonds to paint or smooth surfaces. When these wall stickers are removed, some of the backing is left behind in the form of a sticky residue—or you may even find that some of the paint comes off, too. Yikes!

RoomMates wall decals use a special adhesive that grips the wall tightly but won't form a bond. When the sticker is removed, it lifts easily from the wall without residue or damage. This technology also allows the decals to be used again at a new location without reducing the quality of their performance.

Is there latex in the decals? We have an individual who is allergic to latex.

We too are very concerned with our products safety, which is why we’re regularly undergoing new tests to ensure that each and every one of our products remain safe for children (and adults) to decorate and play with. Our wall decals are 100% safe for children. The decals are free of latex, non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals like phthalates and lead. They are fully CPSIA-compliant, and have undergone many rigorous safety and flammability tests. Our inks are non-toxic and we are CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) compliant.

Also our products meets the most stringent US and European Toy Standards. Our products are made of vinyl using a polymeric plasticizer not a phthalate.

Can I clean my wall decals?

A slightly damp cloth and a little hand soap should do the trick for removing any dirt, dust, or other substances that may end up on your wall decals.

We do NOT recommend spraying any chemicals on or around your RoomMates. Direct contact or prolonged exposure could cause bubbling, running, streaking, or fading.

How do I remove my wall decals?

Start at a corner and slowly peel the decal from the wall or surface, moving toward the center of the wall decal until it is free from the wall. Pulling too hard, too fast may cause your wall decal to stretch. For a more detailed overview, check out Moving RoomMates Wall Decals to a New Home

How do I store my wall decals if I want to save them for later?

If there's a possibility that you'll need to remove your RoomMates, either to move them to a new location or to save them for re-use at a later date, we recommend saving the liners that come in the original packaging. You can re-apply the decals to the liners, roll them up, and store them wherever you please.

In lieu of the original liners, wax or parchment paper also works very well for this purpose.