Everything to Know About Unpasted Wallpaper

Introducing our New PVC-free Unpasted Wallpaper Collection

While Tempaper & Co. is known for its high-quality products of peel-and-stick wallpaper, murals, and vinyl floor mats, we are excited to announce an array of new product offerings in the home decor and lifestyle space including our highly anticipated unpasted wallpaper collection.

Unpasted wallpaper, also known as nonpasted wallpaper, allows us to reach a larger audience of interior designers and DIY enthusiasts who are looking to bring timeless designs into their home for years to come.

Just like our peel and stick wallpaper, this new collection includes fashion-forward patterns of gorgeous grasscloth textures, timeless Chinoiserie scenes, and breathtaking flora and fauna.

“Our design team at Tempaper & Co. has been focused on developing a portfolio of new products to complement our current offerings,” says Co-founder and CCO Jennifer Matthews. “We are proud to be recognized for our removable products, and while that will remain a major facet of our company, the soul of our brand lies within our designers, trend forecasters, and artists who have an all-encompassing passion for home decor and design. We are well-positioned to offer our customers a broader collection of products that they can use to completely outfit their spaces.”

Estate Damask Unpasted Wallpaper

What is PVC-free wallpaper?

PVC-free wallpaper is a type of wallcovering manufactured without using PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a synthetic plastic material.

At Tempaper & Co, our non-pasted wallpaper is a high-quality, PVC-free wallcovering with a silky matte finish. We are proud to provide a safer and more sustainable option for decorating your space without compromising on quality.

Understanding the Different Wallpaper Types

When choosing the best wallpaper type for your space, there are three different kinds to consider: unpasted wallpaper, prepasted wallpaper, and self-adhesive wallpaper.

Depending on your needs, each wallpaper type has many top features and benefits associated with it.

What is the difference between prepasted and non-pasted wallpaper?

There are key differences between prepasted, nonpasted, and self-adhesive wallpaper. Out of the three, you may find that one is a better option for you. While comparing pasted vs unpasted wallpaper, there are pros and cons to consider.

What is unpasted wallpaper? Unpasted wallpaper is often referred to as nonpasted or traditional wallpaper. Unlike our peel and stick wallpaper, it does not have a self-adhesive backing and requires a wallpaper adhesive to stick to a wall or surface.

The top features of unpasted wallpaper are its high-quality texture, its ability to stick to textured or bumpy surfaces, and its timeless designs. 

What is prepasted wallpaper? Prepasted wallpaper has an adhesive coating on its backing. It requires water to be activated before it can stick to your surface 

The top features of prepasted wallpaper include that its DIY-friendly, mess-free, and durable.

What is self-adhesive wallpaper? Self-adhesive wallpaper, commonly known as peel and stick wallpaper or removable wallpaper, acts like a sticker. It’s self-adhesive backing does not need paste or water to be activated.

The top features of self-adhesive wallpaper are that its moisture-resistant, easy to install, renter-friendly, and removes cleanly without any sticky residue left behind.

Applying unpasted peel and stick wallpaper
Stencil Foliage Unpasted Wallpaper

How to Hang Unpasted/ Non-Pasted Wallpaper

Unpasted wallpaper can be installed in just a few easy steps. If you are wondering how to apply unpasted wallpaper to your space, learn more about the non-pasted wallpaper installation here.

Can Unpasted Wallpaper be Removed?

If your wallpaper is installed correctly using the recommended wallpaper adhesive, it is possible for our unpasted wallpaper to be removed. However, unlike our peel and stick wallpaper, our unpasted collection is designed to be a more permanent fixture in your home.

Coniferous Floral
Coniferous Floral Unpasted Wallpaper

Can You Put Non-Pasted Wallpaper on Textured Walls?

Unpasted wallpaper should be applied to smooth surfaces. Typically, we do not recommend applying our wallpaper on textured walls. However, there are a few instances where it might work.

Unpasted wallpaper can be applied to slightly textured walls, no deeper than an orange peel or knockdown texture. If you are dealing with heavily textured walls, we recommend applying a wallpaper liner first.

It is important to thoroughly clean the walls prior to applying the wallpaper to any textured surface. We recommend a microfiber cloth to wipe away any debris.

We always recommend testing any textured surface with a sample first. A sample is the best way to see how well a print will stick to your walls and if it will remove cleanly before you begin your wallpaper project.

If your wall is freshly painted, it is important to wait at least 30 to 60 days before hanging your wallpaper to allow for the paint to fully cure.


Glyph Geo Unpasted Wallpaper

Can Non-Pasted Wallpaper be Applied in a Bathroom?

Yes, our unpasted wallpaper can be applied to bathrooms and high-humidity spaces.

Please note that our authentic grasscloth designs cannot be applied in bathrooms and areas with steam and indirect moisture.

It is important to manage bathroom humidity, water, and heat to successfully use wallpaper in a bathroom.

Here are a few tips that you can follow while applying unpasted wallpaper to a bathroom:

  • Install a high-velocity exhaust fan or use a dehumidifier in the bathroom.
  • Avoid applying the wallpaper near the shower/tub or areas with water.
  • Install a backsplash behind the bathroom sink to minimize splashes.
Monarch Unpasted Wallpaper by Tempaper & Co. in a bedroom
Monarch Unpasted Wallpaper

Styles of Unpasted Wallpaper 

Tempaper & Co. offers a variety of high-quality, fashion-forward designs for your home. No matter your design style, we are committed to offering a wide selection of timeless patterns that you can love in your home for years to come.

From modern non pasted wallpaper to classic prints, our unpasted wallpaper collection includes breathtaking florals, chic Chinoiserie scenes, woodland owls, textured grasscloths, and more.

“This year will mark our 15th anniversary, and we are ready to usher in this next chapter,” says Julia Biancella Au, Co-founder and CEO of Tempaper. “Our mission remains the same: we will continue to inspire our customers with products that reflect their creative and bold spirit. These new products will feature our signature aesthetic and continued principles to offer high-quality, high style at an accessible price point.”

Shop our entire unpasted wallpaper collection at Tempaper & Co. today and bring timeless style into your home.


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