Any products that are not considered renter friendly and easily removable will have that stated on the listing.
Most of our products that are stated as renter friendly and removable are easy to just peel off without damaging any painted surface underneath, as long as the original surface is in good condition without peeling or damaged paint. Newly painted surfaces should be allowed to cure and harden for at least 4 weeks after painting before using our products.
There are two main reasons why it is a great idea to allow the use of our products:
1, Saving money on maintenance. You will not need to paint as often if your good surfaces like walls and benchtops are covered with vinyl film. When your tenants leave they can just peel off any scuffed, stained, or marked vinyl and leave your preserved surface in pristine condition. As long as the surface is in good condition then our products will not damage it. This saves painting between tenants and saves on costs.
2, If you allow your renters to personalise their home they tend to stay longer as they value the property more and see it as their own space. It is simple to remove the films if they clash with your sense of style when the lease ends.
For renovators and home owners
Let your imagination run wild:
- Change the colour, texture, or look of your walls
- Change the surface of your counter tops from granite to marble look, or even rustic timber if you like.
- Cover plain looking furniture to a different colour, or even fun and funky styles using all sorts of colours and textures.
- Cover the kitchen backsplashes with tile look 3D vinyl
- Cover your whitegoods
- Use door murals to give a whole new feel to a room
- Cover vases or other containers around the home
- Change the look of the inside of a caravan
Do not use on:
- Newly painted surfaces less than 4 weeks from painting
- Peeling, floury or damaged paint
- Textured surfaces
- Teflon paint - try to stick a piece of sticky tape on your paint. if it won't stick well then you cannot use our self adhesive products on it. Teflon paint is often marketed as stain and marker resistant.
The things you will need to apply most of our products are:
- Self adhesive wallpaper or border vinyl
- Craft knife
- Metho or dishwashing liquid in water (to clean the surface before applying vinyl)
- Ruler and pencil for measuring and marking.
- Cutting board if you need to cut the vinyl
- Soft tool to press down the vinyl. This can be a felt edged vinyl layer or soft chalkboard erasor. DO NOT use a hard edged tool like a credit card etc. unless you fold some fabric over it. I realise that many videos on Youtube show people using hard edged tools but that can damage or stretch the surface.
- Hair drier. Not always necessary but warming the vinyl will help it lay better and go around corners.
- A pin to prick any air bubbles so you can press them out.
Films that are made for vehicle wraps don't come in as many patterns and colours but are better suited to outdoor use, or indoors where they will be subject to hot sun shining directly on them through windows. These kinds of films are less likely to fade and shrink in hot sunny conditions. Unfortunately they are also much more expensive than our other films.
Our other contact papers are much better than they were ten years ago and do not fade or discolour easily so you should not be too concerned.