Wall decals are great if you want to change the look of a room in an instant or for rentals when your options for wall decor are limited. They are super easy to stick on the walls and come in a variety of options. I’ve used them in both my kids’ rooms. The best part is they come off the walls easily too so you can change out the decor any time you want. Recently we removed the much loved monkey decals from my son’s room. The decals were in excellent condition and I didn’t want them to go to waste. We plan on give them away in our community FB group in case someone with a monkey loving kid wanted to have them in his/her room. But for that you need to store them so that they can be re-used.
I did some research online about the best way to store wall decals but came away with a lot of conflicting information. So I thought why not document the process over here.
- Before you rush off to remove the decals keep a piece of wax paper, large enough for the entire decal to fit in, ready.
- As expected first you need to remove them from the wall being as gentle as possible. Be careful when you come to the fragile joints. In my case this was where the thin tail attaches to the body. To ensure that I didn’t have any tears, I unstuck the entire body, stopped when I reached the part, and started at the tip of the tail removing from that end. One I reach the joint I gently pulled the decal from both sides with both hands.
- Slowly transfer the decal onto the wax paper making sure that you don’t have any creases.
- Continue on with more pieces of wax paper till you’ve removed all the decals. If your stencil is bigger than the width of the wax paper feel free to tape together 2 or more pieces of wax paper.
Easy peasy right? Have you used wall decals?
I would like to thank you for posting this here. I am really glad I found it. I have a wall decal that says “Be your own kind of Beautiful”. I looked up how to move it as I didn’t keep the transfer paper from the original package and needed a way to store it for my move.
Bev Wade says
Isn’t one side of the paper wax and the other side smooth? Which side did you use or don’t it matter? Thank you so much for this information I have been asking around and no one had any ideas
Thank You this information was a life saver I too threw away the paper and wanted to use the same wall decol in our new home.
Jennifer Martinez says
Where did you buy the wax paper from to put the decal stickers on?
That’s just regular kitchen wax paper.
What side did you use cause I heard that the oil on wax paper would make a decal less sticky ???? I’m moving soon and have very large decals in my sons room.