Large custom wall decals are expensive! Make your own fabric decal to add color and texture to any room– and yes, they’re removable!
1) If you’ve recently painted the walls, wait one week to allow the paint to fully cure. If you don’t, you’ll risk having the paint set onto the decal, and it might peel off when you remove your decal later.
2) There are a lot of different brands of iron-on adhesives, but this project requires Heat ‘n Bond Ultrahold. I bought a 5-yard roll of it from Wal-Mart’s fabric section. It has a thicker, plastic-like adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue on the walls.
3) You have some options when it comes to drawing your image. I just free-handed the airplane and clouds, but if you want a small decal (or letters) you can print them out and trace them.
4) If your walls have a great deal of texture, this project won’t work for you. An “orange peel” finish is fine, anything rougher will turn out lumpy.
5) I’ve only used this technique on interior latex paint. If you have oil-based paint on your walls, test an inconspicuous area first (and let us know if it works for you!)
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