What are Custom Wall Murals?
Custom wall murals are the perfect solution to liven up any space. Designed for easy installation, these high-quality murals are printed on vinyl adhesive for a hassle-free upgrade. You can choose any photo, art, or graphic design you like to fit any size wall.
Whether large or small scale, these wall murals function much like wallpaper. They can easily transform and enhance the look and feel of your space. However, they are entirely customizable according to your preferences. Plus, they are easy to install, remove, and perfect for displays that might need to be changed frequently.
We print with fade-resistant UV inks and our designers are happy to help you make your design come to life!
Top Benefits of Custom Wall Murals
Murals painted directly on a wall that is ruined or outdated are trickier to replace.
One of the biggest benefits of a custom wall mural is that they are incredibly durable while also inexpensive to replace or change. It’s less labor-intensive and time-consuming to install a vinyl wall mural than hand-painting one of the same size.
Caring for wall murals is also much easier as they function much like normal walls. Hand-painted walls can be tricky to clean because you risk ruining the artwork. You don’t have to worry about that with wall murals printed on easy-to-clean vinyl.
See wall decals for more minimal, intricate wall print stickers or background free options.
Winning Features of Custom Wall Murals
- Adhesive back vinyl for non-porous surfaces
- Fade resistant UV inks
- Custom design and sizing
- Perfect for short-term and long-term projects
- Fitting for both indoor and outdoor use
- Easy to install PLUS we offer installation services
- High-gloss lamination available for added protection against weather, UV light & scratches
Custom Wall Mural Surface Options
Our vinyl custom wall murals adhere best to dry-wall and non-porous surfaces. They can also be applied to wood, stone, concrete, and other surfaces.
However, if the wall is textured you risk tearing the vinyl and weakening the adhesive.
If you are not sure whether your wall surface is suitable or not, give us a call directly so we can discuss your options.
Sizing for Custom Wall Murals
Wall murals often are designed for covering spacious stretches of walls. Our sizing options are virtually unlimited, but common sizes range from 6” to 240” wide and high. So whether you need to fill in a small nook or cover a vast wall, we can work with you to get you what you need.
For big walls, we print multiple decals that are then pieced together for a seamless mural. There are also ways to utilize empty space between designs to create neat panels or grids of graphics for extra edge.
Our custom wall murals can also be cut in any shape you like. That includes curved edges and die-cut shapes.
Our team is available to deliver and install our custom wall murals 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.
Custom wall murals are also easy to install yourself. You may need an additional person to assist you depending on the size of your mural.
- Prepare your wall surface. Thoroughly dust and clean.
- Ensure your wall is completely dry.
- Mark the position on the wall where you will put the wall mural.
- When the surface is ready, remove part of the [color?] backing from the vinyl, only a few inches.
- Apply the exposed adhesive back of the mural to the wall and press down firmly to adhere.
- Continue peeling the backing slowly down the mural a few inches at a time. Smoothly apply pressure to adhere the mural to the wall surface.
- If wrinkles appear, gently use your fingers to encourage the air and wrinkles to smooth out. Don’t use too much force in order to allow the trapped air to dissipate. The mural is not repositionable so take extra care not to allow wrinkles.
- If working with multiple panels, repeat the process for each panel until you’ve completed your mural. Make sure to verify the position to align your image correctly.
- If necessary, cut back any excess material around ceilings, trim, and wall edges using a straightedge and sharp blade.
- The adhesion is instant, but allow up to 24 hours for maximum adhesion.
Note: Do not apply to a freshly painted wall. If you’ve recently painted the wall you would like to install the mural on, for best results allow the wall to dry and cure for 3-4 weeks before installing a wall decal.
Lifespan of Custom Wall Murals
Where you install your custom wall mural will have a large impact on its lifespan.
These murals are able to withstand a wide range of temperatures, from -20°F to +150°F. However, weather conditions for outdoor murals can greatly affect their longevity. Generally, outdoor murals can last up to 2 years before they begin to show wear and tear. Indoor murals can last up to 5.
Adding lamination to your mural will extend this length of time. Proper dusting and cleaning will also help extend the longevity, plus it will keep your mural from accumulating dirt and prevent it from looking faded.
Caring for Your Custom Wall Murals
Properly dusting and cleaning your custom wall mural will help extend its longevity and appearance.
Regularly dust your wall mural, especially around the edges. If debris gets under your mural it will compromise the adhesiveness.
Only use dampened gentle sponges or cloths and lightly scrub to remove build-up of dirt and debris. Do not use harsh or abrasive chemicals that contain alcohol, bleach, citrus additives, or ammonia. These types of products can erode the inks and the material. Simply using soapy water will do the job and keep your wall mural surface clean.
Local Delivery and Installation Services
We are happy to deliver and install custom wall murals to all of San Diego and South Orange County.
Once we’ve completed your custom wall murals, we’ll 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’ll ensure your experience is amazing!
Custom Office Wall Murals Questions and Answers
Your top questions about custom office wall murals
What’s the difference between traditional wallpaper and our custom wall murals?
Traditional wallpaper was made from paper and sometimes coated with vinyl for humid space (such as bathrooms). Installation was a bit labor-intensive and included coating the paper backing with adhesive and then smoothing it onto the wall. Traditional wallpaper also is specifically designed for use indoors and often features a repetition of a single design.
Our custom wall murals can be used in many different types of spaces. Plus, they are 100% customizable. They are easy to adhere to and can even be laminated for additional durability and longevity. We use vinyl that is both thin and lightweight. Plus, it carries colors and we can print photo-rich images for maximum impact.
Will my wall murals hurt my walls or paint? How do I remove a mural that's been up for years?
Our wall murals can be removed easily without damaging the surface underneath as long as you follow our instructions and recommendations. Proper installation on appropriate surfaces will ensure the easiest removal when the time comes.
However, leaving the mural up for an excessive amount of time beyond the recommended life span may present difficulties in the removal process. Plus, if the mural met unexpected environmental factors the adhesive could have been damaged or impaired.
Heating the mural before removal can ease the process. Using a hairdryer, hot towel, or iron with a damp cloth can help apply heat. Then, gently pulling at a 45-degree angle should make removal easier.
Do any of your wall murals require paste or glue?
No, our wall murals are backed with adhesive and ready to be applied directly to your wall surface.
Can I wash my wall mural?
Yes, simply follow our care instructions.
A damp cloth or gentle sponge and soapy water is all you need.
Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers.
If I want to get a professional to hang my wall mural, who do I call?
You can call us if you are located in either San Diego or South Orange County.
Or, you can consult the listings of the Wallcovering Installers Association.
How many times can I move my wall mural?
Generally, custom wall murals are not repositionable. However, reach out to our team to see if we have an alternative wall mural option for you that offers repositionable material.
Can I use my wall mural outdoors?
Yes, our custom wall murals are perfect for outdoor use on non-porous wall surfaces. Adding lamination will help your wall mural face the weather conditions to extend its lifespan.
What surfaces are recommended?
The ideal wall surface is flat, smooth, and non-porous. We recommend drywall as the top option. However, there are a range of surfaces safe to use including:
- Finished wood
Textured or non-flat surfaces are not recommended (Ex: brick, paneled wood).
Can I put my mural on top of something else?
We do not recommend installing your mural over or on top of something else.
Can you help me with my custom design?
We are more than happy to work with you on your design. Feel free to reach out and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is the margin of error for proper installation and assembly?
While you might think they are, ceilings and walls are not always straight. We recommend ordering your mural with an additional margin of 2.5-4 inches in height and width