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Frequently Asked Questions

What tools are needed?
  1. Craft knife
  2. Cutting surface
  3. Level
  4. Pencil
  5. Ruler or straight edge
  6. Step stool
  7. Squeegee
  8. Tape measure
  9. A friend to help! One person to help guide the paper at the top of the surface and one aligning the design repeat towards the bottom of the panel.
  10. Soft bath mat or towel if working from the roll. For more instructions about working from the roll click here.
How do I apply and remove Tempaper?
  1. Measure the height and width of your surface, this will determine how many panels you will need.
  2. Pre-cut your first panel to the height of your surface adding 2-3 inches of excess material at the bottom.
  3. Be sure to align pattern with each consecutive panel prior to cutting, numbering the back of each panel as you work.
  4. Using a level, mark a vertical guide down the length of surface.
  5. Peel back 3-4 ft. of the backing.
  6. Begin at the top edge aligning paper with your vertical guide to ensure a straight application.
  7. Use a squeegee to smooth paper to surface working from the center out. Tempaper can be repositioned as needed to ensure pattern alignment and to eliminate bubbling.
  8. Continue in 3-4 foot increments peeling and smoothing until you reach the bottom edge of your surface.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 until the surface has been fully covered.
  10. Trim where needed with a craft knife to complete your application.

Click here to view all of our how-to videos to help you throughout your application process.

What is the difference between a drop match pattern and a straight match pattern?

A drop match pattern consists of design elements that will repeat diagonally from panel to panel. A straight match pattern consists of design elements that will repeat horizontally from panel to panel. To learn more about pattern matches click here.

Is Tempaper environmentally conscious?

Tempaper was designed to make a splash in your space, without a ripple on the environment, which is why it is free of harmful VOCs, lead, and phthalates. The adhesive and inks that we use are water-based and environmentally friendly. Tempaper’s adhesive is also FDA Approved, FDA 21 CFR and Certified Child Toy Safety.

Is Tempaper fire-rated?

Tempaper is ASTM Class A rated for flame spread and smoke-developed and meets the burn rate requirement when tested in accordance with the safety compliance testing for FMVSS no. 302 -- Flammability of Interior Materials.

How temporary is Tempaper?

Tempaper will stay adhered to your surface for as long as you would like. Leave it up for a day, month, or indefinitely.

Can I clean Tempaper?

Tempaper can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Will Tempaper fade?

No, Tempaper will not fade, however, Tempaper uses water-based inks. It is recommended that you avoid exposure to prolonged heat and/or direct light sources.

When I was installing my Tempaper project, a little bit of ink rubbed off onto my hands. Is this normal?

Please know that our inks are water-based and sourced within the U.S.A. Prints that use saturated colors could possibly rub off. Our inks are dried through a curing process using heat. We do not add any harsh or harmful topcoats to our product.  

What are the recommended surfaces for Tempaper?

Eggshell Paints

Satin Paints

Semi-Glass Paints

Apply Tempaper to smooth surfaces that are in good condition and have been primed and painted with an eggshell, satin or semi-gloss paint. If you are working with a low VOC or VOC-free paint, gently wipe surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol solution + water (1:1 ratio) and let dry. Household cleaners are not recommended as they can leave a residue behind. Tempaper may not stick to all surfaces. Test a small area to check for adhesiveness prior to applying to a full wall.

What surfaces are not recommended?

Flat Paints*

Matte Paints*

Low Sheen Paints*

Textured surfaces (Nothing more than an orange peel texture)

Exterior surfaces

Sheetrock

*Tempaper can be applied to these paint finishes, however, paint removal could occur when product is removed.

Can tempaper be applied in a bathroom?

Yes, Tempaper can be applied in bathrooms and areas with steam and indirect moisture.

Can Tempaper be applied in a kitchen?

Tempaper® is ASTM Class A rated for flame spread and smoke developed. Tempaper meets the burn rate requirement when tested in accordance with the safety compliance testing for FMVSS no. 302 -- Flammability of Interior Materials.

Can Tempaper be applied to a brick wall?

Tempaper can be applied to many different surfaces. Tempaper may stick to a paintedbrick wall, however, it may not stick to an unpainted, textured brick.

Can Tempaper be applied to a mirror or glass?

Tempaper can be applied to a mirrored surface and will not leave any residue behind. However, it can be difficult to reposition and remove the product on this type of surface. 

Can Tempaper be applied to wood paneling?

Yes, Tempaper can be applied to wood paneling that is smooth and has a lacquer finish. Tempaper may not stick to textured wood paneling. When working with unique surfaces, we suggest testing a sample first.

Can Tempaper be applied to existing wallpaper?

Tempaper can be applied to existing non-textured wallpaper. However, we cannot guarantee a clean removal. When working with unique surfaces, we suggest testing a sample first.

Can Tempaper be applied to surfaces other than a wall?

Yes! It is perfect for small DIY projects including, but definitely not limited to: dressers, stair risers, cabinets, bookshelves, ceilings, drawers, and headboards.

How can I order a sample?

Ordering a sample is simple. Select the SAMPLE option for your pattern and add to cart! Please note, custom sample orders, including Chinoiserie, will receive a $22 credit toward your custom order.

How do I know how much Tempaper I need?

Use our Wallpaper Calculator to determine the square footage of your space. Tempaper is available in a variety of sizes as noted on each product page. Please watch our “How to Measure Your Wall (insert correct video title here)” video for guidance. Still unsure? You can contact us (link to contact form) and we will be happy to help.

Is lot number important when ordering?

Yes, when you place an order for multiple rolls of the same pattern, they will always ship from the same lot number to avoid color variances. If you are ordering additional rolls for the same project at a later time, it is important that you request the same lot number. The lot number is located on our labels right below the barcode. Please ensure all rolls are from the same lot prior to opening.

Please note that each custom order, including Chinoiserie, is considered a separate lot number, as these orders are digitally printed and made to order. Although we strive to keep colors consistent, print-to-order jobs can have color variances between different runs. We suggest padding your order or ordering up.

I already placed an order, but have some questions about it. Who can I contact?

Please fill out our Contact Form and one of our sales representatives will get back you. 

I provided the wrong shipping address. How do I correct this before my order ships?

Please call us at 732-920-2654 during normal business hours, 8 am – 5 pm, and reference your order number. We can adjust the address if your shipment has yet to leave our warehouse.  Please note, if your shipment has already left our warehouse, a $16 surcharge will be added to your order.

How do I cancel my order?

Please call us at 732-920-2654 to cancel your order. Orders usually ship within 24 hours of the order date.

What is your return policy?

You can return any unopened Tempaper roll, provided it has been purchased from tempaper.com within 30 days of receipt of purchase. Please include your original packing list. It can take up to 10 business days for returns to be processed. Please send returns to:

Tempaper | LolliProps Inc.
381 Mantoloking Road 
Brick, NJ 08723
Attn: Returns

Please note that any print sold by the square foot, sold by the panel, and final sale orders are non-refundable unless there is a visible defect with the item (i.e. printing defect with the pattern).

What is your warranty policy?

Tempaper is warranted to perform when applied to a properly prepared surface in accordance with the label directions.  This warranty excludes labor or the cost of labor for the application of any product and excludes any incidental or consequential damages.

Can you recommend an installer?

We currently have a list of recommended installers on our site. If you can't find an installer in your area and/or are interested in receiving more information, please contact us here.

How do I go about becoming a recommended installer?

Please fill out our Contact Form and one of our sales representatives will get back you.

How do I become a Tempaper Stockist?

Simply fill out our application form and send to our Sales Coordinator – Paul Luthman at [email protected]

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