What are Custom Wall Decals?
A custom wall decal is a custom design printed directly onto a non-gloss 6mm opaque vinyl. The lightweight, durable vinyl we use is backed with a special low-tack adhesive for easy install and residue-free removal.
Our custom wall decals are printed with high-quality UV resistant inks that guarantee vibrant designs for both inside and out.
While these types of wall decals are often reserved for indoor use, they are also great for using on outdoor walls.
Top Benefits of Custom Wall Decals
Custom wall decals are incredibly versatile and can fit a vast array of needs. You can custom design a full, wrap-around wall mural that stretches the length of a long hallway. Or, you can print a catchy motto or inspirational quote to display on your wall or storefront. The options are completely unlimited!
Whether you need to install your decal indoors or outdoors, these custom wall decals will accommodate your use. When used indoors, our custom decals can last up to 5 years. Outdoors, depending on the severity of the weather conditions, the decal can last up to a year. To add additional life to your decal, we offer a lamination process to further protect your decal from wear and tear.
We can also custom cut your wall decal. We offer standard shapes and sizes but are happy to customize according to your preferences.
Custom wall decals are a perfect solution for both short term and long term projects. The ease of install and removal provides you with the flexibility of updating your space according to your needs. You can display a new business offer, post business hours, or transform rental walls without the hassle of paint.
Do you need a way to remind customers to practice social distancing, wash hands, or wear masks? Custom wall decals are a great solution that won’t take up any additional space. Post them on store walls or on bathroom doors to reinforce the message. You can even pair the reminder with floor decals that measure out the 6 feet!
Winning Features of Custom Wall Decals
- Professional, high-quality adhesive vinyl
- Printed with fade-resistant UV inks
- Standard matte-finish
- Indoor and outdoor use
- Wide range of sizes
- Entirely customizable
- Wrap around corners
- Custom cut
- Easy to install
- Easy to remove
- Laminate option
- Low adhesive back for easy removal
Custom Wall Decal Surface Options
Our custom wall decals are incredibly versatile and adhere best to clean, smooth or lightly textured surfaces. Smoothly painted walls, dry-wall, metal, glass, and other non-porous surfaces ensure the best results. Other considerations include tile, treated wood and sealed concrete.
Custom wall decals can also be installed over curved or bent surfaces like pillars, posts, or around corners.
If the wall is textured you risk tearing the vinyl and weakening the adhesive which can cause your custom decal to fall or begin to peel away from the wall.
If you are not sure whether your surface is suitable or not, give us a call or contact us directly so we can discuss your options.
Sizing for Custom Wall Decals
Custom wall decals are incredibly versatile when it comes to size options.
Our printing capabilities cover a wide range from 6” to 240”, wide and high.
Should you need a coverage greater than that, we are happy to piece together several pieces to create a seamless mural or wall display. Remember, these decals can wrap around corners or even extend onto the ceiling, so make sure to calculate the size correctly according to your wall design.
Our most popular custom wall decal sizes are:
- 36″ x 24″ – “Poster size” decals are great for temporary signage, announcing a new offer for your customers, or for displaying smaller graphics or images.
- 54″ x 36” – This mid-range size can display as a “centerpiece” on a large to a medium-sized wall. It’s great for easy to read directional signage and is noticeable from afar.
- 72″ x 48″ – Ideal for making a statement. This size allows people to see your message clearly or showcase a stunning design.
For similar sizing options check out our custom wall murals.
Our team is available to deliver and install our custom wall decals anywhere in Southern California, including San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. For certain corporate and enterprise projects our team can fly to your business.
We highly recommend professional installation for any large projects greater than 10 feet. Contact us for more information.
For smaller projects, custom wall decals are easy to install yourself. We deliver your custom wall decals on easy to remove the backing to guarantee installation is simple and straightforward.
- Make sure your decal is at room temperature.
- Prepare your surface. Ensure it’s clean and dry.
- Once the surface is prepared, mark where your design will be displayed using something you can easily remove (such as masking tape).
- Peel off the paper backing revealing the sticky surface.
- Carefully place your sticker onto the desired surface pressing firmly.
- Thoroughly press the sticker to the surface and make sure to apply pressure across the entire decal to ensure proper adhesion.
- Continue to slowly remove the backing and work your way across the full decal apply pressure as you peel the backing.
- If desired, you can use a squeegee to more easily adhere the decal to the surface.
- After you’ve ensured the sticker is in place without bubbles or creases, gently remove any remaining masking tape.
- The adhesion is instant, but allow up to 24 hours before cleaning the graphic.
Feel free to contact the Wallcovering Installers Association if you are interested in having an outside professional install your decal.
Life Span of Custom Wall Decals
Our custom wall decals have a lifespan of:
- Indoors: 5+ years
- Outdoors: 1+ years
Keep in mind that unpredictable and severe weather or extreme conditions may negatively impact the lifespan of your decal.
Proper installation and care will only add to their durability and life span. Don’t forget, investing in a laminate often extends the life of your decal.
Caring for Your Custom Wall Decals
These custom wall decals are easy to wash with a slightly damp, gentle cloth. Do not use strong cleaners or scrubs that will scratch the surface or cause the decal to peel away from the surface.
Local Delivery & Installation
We are happy to deliver and install our custom wall decals anywhere in San Diego and North Orange County.
Once we have completed your custom wall decals, we will ship them to you anywhere within the United States. Depending on your order size we may offer free or expedited shipping. Please contact us using the form to get the exact details, and we will ensure your experience is amazing!
Vinyl Wall Decals Questions and Answers
Your top questions about custom vinyl wall decals
What is the difference between a custom wall decal and a sticker?
Decals use a low-tack adhesive for easy, residue-free removal. Stickers have a stronger adhesive that leaves a mark and often a sticky substance when removed.
Can I reuse my wall decal?
Generally, we do not recommend reusing or repositioning wall decals.
However, reach out to our team to see if we have an alternative decal option for you that offers high-quality repositionable material.
When do customers use wall decals?
Wall decals can serve a wide range of business or personal needs. These include displaying:
- Stunning wall art
- Mission statement and core values
- Directional signage
- Quotes and imagery
- Company timeline or history (one of our favorites!)
- New merchandise or products
- Logo or motto
Will I need to cut out my decal?
No, the wall decals are already cut to size before they are shipped out. Be sure to include your custom cut specifications in your order details.
If you are more interested in die-cut or lettering decals, check out our Custom Die Cut Vinyl Decals.
How difficult is it to apply my custom wall decals?
For smaller projects, installation is simple! Simply peel your wall decals from the backing, and place on a smooth surface. See installation instructions above for a full step-by-step of the entire process.
Remember, to ensure your decals are completely stuck in place, you can smooth out any air bubbles with a credit card or squeegee.
However, for projects larger than 10 feet we recommend professional installation.
Can custom wall decals be applied on top of wallpaper?
We do not recommend installing decals over wallpaper. However, if you have a smooth wallpaper, you likely can apply the decal on top of it.
Wallpaper quality and strength can vary. Sometimes, applying a decal on top will cause the wallpaper to peel away when you remove the decal.
For best results, we do not advise applying custom wall decals on top of any wallpaper.
Will the wall decal adhere to surfaces painted with any type of paint?
Typically latex and oil-based paints provide the best surface options for wall decals.
Avoid applying decals to highly textured paints or paints that may have unstable chemical properties or additives that will interfere with the adhesive.
Additionally, matte finish paints offer better decal adhesion than semi- or high-gloss paint.
Can I apply my wall decals to a wall that has been recently painted?
Do not apply your wall decal to a wall until the paint has completely cured. If you attempt to apply too soon after painting, the decal may not stick or your paint will peel straight off your wall when you peel off your decal.
To know how long to wait, check your paint specifications as times can vary. Humidity also has an impact on the length of time it takes for paint to cure.
If you’ve just painted, we advise waiting at least 3 weeks to be absolutely sure your paint is cured.
Are wall decals toxic due to the adhesive they use?
The decals we use have a low-tack adhesive with no solvents in the adhesive property.
Regardless, take extra care that pets or kids do not eat or ingest any part of the decal.
Can the wall decals be written on with dry-erase markers?
No. This type of custom wall decal is not designed to be written on with any type of marker.
There are products similar to wall deals that allow you to write on them. If you are interested in these decals please contact us for more details.
Are the wall decals a matte or glossy finish?
Standard custom wall decals have a matte, smooth finish. Printed areas may have a slightly smoother, satin look.
For an additional cost, you are able to get a laminate that will enhance the gloss factor. This laminate will also provide additional protection to your decal. This protection is recommended in high traffic areas or for outdoor applications.