Personalized wall decorations don't get much better than alphabet stickers. They're easy to customize, you can hang them quickly, and they won't hurt the wall when you remove them. But if you're like me, you might be worried about getting the stickers hung the right way. What if they're crooked or rippled or spaced wrong?
No worries. Wall stickers are easy to hang and we've got some helpful tips here for you to get your wall letters on the wall correctly.
Check The Surface
Before hanging wall stickers, take a look at the wall you're planning to work with. The stickers won't stick on textured walls, brick, cinder block, unpainted drywall, or paneling with a porous texture. The best surfaces are smooth walls, painted drywall (wait at least 30 days after painting and don't use a glossy paint), glass, metal, or sanded wood (without lacquer).
Measure The Space
Make sure you have enough room on your wall for all the letters you want to use. Dimensions vary by letter and/or style. You can click over to one of our wall letter product pages to get the sizes for each letter. Just hover over or click on the letter to get the size you're looking for.
Clean It Up
Once you've picked out a good spot, it's time to clean it. Use a warm, damp cloth to wipe down the wall's surface. Make sure the cloth only has water on it – no soap or other cleaning agents. Let the washed surface dry for at least 2 to 4 hours.
Lay Them Out
Before peeling the stickers off their backing, you can use painter's tape to lightly stick them to the wall where you think you'll want to put them (keep the tape on the backing, not the sticker). That'll let you take a step back and make sure things are lined up correctly. If you want the stickers hung in a straight line, use a level to make sure they're even. And if you want them centered in a specific spot on the wall, be sure to measure the whole name or phrase you're spelling out and line the center up correctly.
Place Your Stickers
Once you've decided where you want the stickers, it's time to put them on the wall. Carefully peel the letter from its backing and lightly smooth it onto the wall moving from top to bottom. Take a step back and check that this is where you really want the sticker. If you're happy, press down firmly on the decal, smoothing from top to bottom and out toward the edges to remove any air bubbles. We recommend using your fingers, or you can use a sturdy plastic card to smooth out the decal.
If you do place the stickers and then step back and see something wrong, don't panic. You can peel the sticker off carefully and re-position it. Our stickers are reusable, but they will get less sticky the more you have to peel them off and move them around. Try to get it right the first time, but if not don't worry too much. They'll give you a second chance.