I hung 5 strips, floor to ceiling. By the middle of the first night (woke up to use the facilities), they were all falling down at least a little bit. I got out a roller and smoothed them all back up. Every third day, a strip would start to fall, and I'd get the roller out again. Today I came home from work and one piece was all the way off the wall and crumpled up on itself. I tried to pull it back apart, but after about 10 minutes of not getting very far, I threw it away. Another piece would have been all the way off, but I had re-hung pictures and they stopped it from coming all the way down.
From: Brenda | Date: 9/1/2018
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Love the look; love the feel. It was super easy to hang due to the texture of pattern being the same. Just looks amazing.
From: Suzie | Date: 10/7/2020
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I hung this in the kitchen after being inspired by one of the sample photos, using it both for the backsplash and the soffits. I've linked a photo below..
The blue and white pattern has a crisp, bright feel. Anything white in your room will pop which is why I bought new white covers for the outlets, replacing the almond ones. If you look at the photo, you can see the difference between the stove and the hood which is still almond. Even the paper towels pop.
Our kitchen is south facing and open so it gets a lot of light. I think this pattern would overwhelm any room that is small or has minimal light, especially natural light. As it is, the darker wood of the cabinets almost makes this pattern too dark for the kitchen. The only thing that I think keeps the pattern workable in this space is that the blue sets off the wood.
As you can tell, our kitchen is on the older side, built in the late 90's and the wood is showing its age. The wall pops are a short term (3 years-ish) fix until we save enough money to redo the kitchen. We are that point where we are slowly replacing and remodeling (roof, windows, siding, etc). The kitchen will be the first of the indoor projects.
One of the challenges of having a home built in this era is the texture on the soffits. As noted elsewhere on the wallpops site, wallpops do not stick to textured walls. I bought a sample for a test run hoping for some reason my texture would be different but the strip fell off after a few days.
My solution for keeping the paper in place was to use a staple gun. I've had wallpops stapled to the soffits for two weeks and it's holding tight. The sample piece fell down after a few days.
I don't know if stapling would work for every pattern but it worked for this one. This pattern is very forgiving. Absolutely no matching required and most of the staples blended right in. Even up close I had to run my hand over the hung pieces to find which strips I'd stapled and which I hadn't. A few staples were such that light reflected off of them, making them shine. The pattern is forgiving enough that I took extra wall pops and covered up the staples, no matching required.
The material is very easy to work with. Readjusting, even on the textured soffits which have crannies to hold dust, was not a problem. Wallpops stick beautifully to the laminate and even to much of the textured. Some of the bigger textured bumps are a problem but you can't really tell unless you look for it.
The price point was excellent for a long-term short fix, especially considering that we covered both the soffits and the backsplash. Painting the soffits may have been cheaper but we could not have painted the backsplash without a lot of prep work as it was laminate. I used three rolls and I have some left over to cover any stains (because kitchen).
Both my husband and I agree the kitchen "feels good". We like the way it looks and my only regret is that I did not do this a year ago when I first came across wallpops.
From: Anne | Date: 1/24/2021
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