How to Apply Custom Name Wall Decals

Like our peel and stick wallpaper, custom wall decals are a fun and creative way to personalize any space! Perfect for a family room, nursery, kitchen and bedroom, these easy-to-apply decals are an affordable and versatile wall decor option for kids, adults and newlyweds to proudly display in their home. With an adhesive backing, the wall stickers make it easy for kids to display their name above their bed and for adults to personalize doorways, entryways and more.

Applying our custom decals to your walls is simple. All you need are a few household items and our Tempaper squeegee. If you are wondering how to apply your vinyl name decal without any worries or stubborn air bubbles, watch our quick tutorial video or follow our step-by-step instructions below. When the time comes to change your decor, the name decals will remove cleanly without damaging your walls.

We also have a wall decal collection that includes decorative decals from colorful fruits to sweet safari animals. Easily apply these wall stickers to nurseries, kitchens, bedrooms, and more. We have a separate step-by-step guide for applying our assorted wall stickers. To learn more about how to apply these wall decals in your space, please visit this link.

Wall Preparation for Custom Name Decals

For best results, apply our decals to a smooth surface in good condition. The decals can be applied to any primed and painted surface including walls, doors, furniture, and more. It is recommended that you apply the product to surfaces that have been painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish. Tempaper decals may not stick to all surfaces. Applications on matte, flat, and low sheen paints and textured surfaces are not recommended. It is best to perform adhesion testing on a small, non-exposed area before applying to your intended surface.

It is suggested that surfaces are wiped clean with a damp cloth and given ample time to dry prior to beginning your application.

Lettering Application 

Step One:

Position the decal at the desired location and gently secure in place with painters tape.

Step Two:

Place a long piece of painter’s tape down the center of your decal.


Step Three:

Gently peel one side of the decal and transfer paper off the backing. Fold it over securing it to the opposite side.

Step Four:

Carefully tear off the detached half of the backing and discard.

Step Five:

Reposition the decal and transfer paper back to its original side.

Step Six:

Repeat steps 3-5 on opposite side.

Step Seven:

Firmly trace each letter with your squeegee to ensure decal is well-secured to your surface.

Step Eight:

Carefully peel transfer paper away from the wall.

Step Nine:

Position decal and secure it with painter's tape.
Tip: Cut out decal for ease of application.

Step Ten:

Starting at the bottom, peel away a few inches of the backing and apply decal to surface.

Step Eleven:

Continue working upward, until decal is fully applied.

Removal of Wall Decals

Peel decal up or down slowly, parallel to the surface.

Tempaper decals have been tested on and successfully removed from various surface types and conditions. Tempaper decals may not stick to all surfaces. LolliProps Inc. may not be held responsible for damaged surfaces or for difficulty of removal.