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The Best Paint for your Walls

Butterfly Grow Quote Wall DecalOftentimes, one of the biggest reasons a decal isn’t adhering to the wall properly is due to the paint. With so many options on the market for paint, it’s hard to know if you are making the right choice. Here are some things to consider when painting your wall:

• Waiting to apply your decal until after your paint has had time to dry and cure is critical. We recommend waiting 3 weeks to apply your new decal once the wall has been painted. If you don’t, this can cause the decal to bubble and want to pull away from the wall because it has not had time to properly air prior to installing.

• Paint companies now offer low and zero VOC options for paint. We do not recommend using these paints. The decals have a harder time sticking to this type of paint so it is best to stick with the regular VOC paint if possible.

• Gloss and Semigloss paint are the very best to use. Eggshell and satin can easily be done, they just require a little more effort and squeegeeing. Satin and flat paints are the least recommended to use. The decals seem to like this kind of paint the least.

• It is always best to give a sample pack a try before ordering if you are unsure how your wall does with decals. You want your surface to be as clean, dry, and smooth as possible. Dirt and dust cause adhesives to not work well so make sure to clean off your wall first. The more texture you have on your wall, the more difficult the application process will be.

Wall Decal World offers a wide variety of decorating options through custom wall decals and many unique stock designs. Each wall decal is made from high-quality matte vinyl, and Wall Decal World includes a squeegee with every order to make putting up your decorations a breeze. You can call Wall Decal World at (866) 456-5316 or e-mail us at [email protected] for answers to your custom wall decal questions!

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