Peel and Stick Wallpaper Pros and Cons


Removable, peel and stick wallpaper by Tempaper is easy to apply and removes cleanly in minutes, making it a top choice for homeowners and renters alike. When weighing out peel and stick wallpaper pros and cons, there are many pros and little cons. We are sharing the best benefits of peel and stick wallpaper below.

Tools for Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Squeegee, Straight-edge, cutting mat
Peel and stick wallpaper vs. regular wallpaper

Pro: Peel and stick wallpaper is much easier to install than regular, traditional wallpaper. You do not need messy pastes or a spray adhesive for peel and stick wallpaper. The moisture resistant wallpaper is applied just like a sticker to any smooth surface and will stay up for as long as you wish.

Another pro of peel and stick wallpaper is the price. Tempaper offers double rolls, which is more cost effective than traditional wallpaper sold by the square foot. In addition, fewer tools are required for application.

Con: If you don’t apply peel and stick wallpaper to the recommended surfaces, it may fall off. While our peel and stick wallpaper can stick to some textured surfaces, it is recommended that you apply our removable wallpaper to a smooth surface that is in good condition.

Girl removing Havana Palm removable wallpaper
Does peel and stick wallpaper damage walls?

Pro: Peel and stick wallpaper won’t damage your walls. It’s important to prep your surface to make sure that your wallpaper will adhere to your walls and remove cleanly without damaging your walls or paint.

We recommend applying Tempaper to surfaces that have been primed and painted with an eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss paint. Wipe your surface with an isopropyl alcohol + water solution (1:1 ratio) and make sure it is completely dry before installing your wallpaper. This important step will keep the wallpaper from falling or peeling off. 

Con: Applying peel and stick wallpaper to flat paint is not recommended. The chalkiness of the paint can adhere to our water-based adhesives and removability can be an issue.

Flamingos wallpaper in a bathroom
Does peel and stick wallpaper work in bathrooms?

Pro: Our vinyl wallpaper works well in bathrooms and high-humidity areas. Our non-directional prints can be installed horizontally, making them a perfect choice for backsplashes.

Con: Our wallpaper is steam and moisture resistant, but it isn’t waterproof. While we do not recommend applying our wallpaper near the shower or splash areas, it can be easily applied to bathroom walls.

While weighing the pros and cons of peel and stick wallpaper, you will find that the pros outweigh the negatives, making it a smart choice for any homeowner or renter looking to update their space.