Simple Shapes, who are you?
What is a Wall Decal?
What is Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
Can you help me choose the colors for my wall decal or wallpaper?
Are your products Removable?
Are your products Reusable?
Will your products stick to my textured walls?
Will your products stick to my Low-Voc or No-Voc Painted walls?
I haven’t painted my walls yet, what is the best paint to use?
How long should I wait before installing my wall decal or wallpaper?
How I should prepare my wall before installing your Wall Decal, Wall Sticker or Wallpaper?
How do I install my Wall Decal?
How do I install my Peel & Stick Wallpaper or Oversize Wall Art? Do I need a wallpaper installer?
What is the lifespan of your wall decals and wallpaper?
Can I use your products in my bathroom?
Can I use your products as a Kitchen Backsplash?
How do I clean your wallpaper?
Can I Customize my order?
I have a photo or image, can you make this into a Wall Size Art? How much would it cost?
I have questions about my order.
l have questions about shipping.
What is your Exchange and Return Policy?
Simple Shapes is one of the top Wall Decal, Wall Sticker and Peel and Stick Wallpaper sellers online. Our team of talented designers and production artists create the most extraordinary designs for homes, offices and retail spaces worldwide. We design and manufacture all of our products here in Ramsey, New Jersey.
Wall decals are a beautiful way to transform your walls into picturesque scenery that complements any room. Wall Decals are made from a thin self-adhesive vinyl that are transferred on to your wall using a transfer paper. Once they are on your wall, they look like a perfectly painted design. Simple Shapes offers self-adhering vinyl wall decals that are thin, durable and easy to apply. You don't have to be a pro to apply our wall decals but your walls will look like you hired one to redecorate your room!
We like to call our Wallpaper, “Easy Wallpaper”. Have you tried installing traditional wallpaper? If you have, it’s probably not easy to forget. Messy and difficult. Did we mention Messy? With the introduction of Simple Shapes Wallpaper, you can forget about those old memories. Our Peel and Stick Wallpaper is EASY. Just Peel and Stick! If you know how to use contact paper, you most likely can handle installing our wallpaper. Simple Shapes Peel and Stick wallpaper is made from a fine polyester weave fabric with an adhesive backing. Compare it to other wallpaper, and you will see how its textured heavyweight material gives off a high end lavish feeling.
Absolutely! We know picking colors is not an easy task, so if you are unsure, feel free to email us a photo of your wall and room. One of our design team members will then send you a recommended color scheme. You can also order a color chart to see the actual colored vinyl or order wallpaper swatches to see the actual wallpaper print. If you need a custom colored wallpaper, you can order a wallpaper custom color chart as well.
Yes all Simple Shapes Wall Decals, Wall Stickers and Peel and Stick Wallpaper are removable. Our products only use removable self-adhesive, however because all walls are not created (or painted) equally, special care must be taken to prevent paint from being pulled off the wall during removal. For Wall Decals, we suggest that you heat up the decal with a hair dryer to loosen the adhesive before pulling it off the wall. Heat as you go. Also, always pull in parallel to the wall (down and away NOT out and away). For Peel and Stick Wallpaper, you can pull the sheets down and off the wall slowly. Take your time for the best results.
Are your products Reusable?
Simple Shapes Wall Decals are NOT reusable. As with any vinyl decal product, although you can remove it safely from your wall, most likely it will stretch and tear making it unusable once it’s completely off the wall. If you have managed to get an entire piece of vinyl off the wall in a perfect upstretched condition, please contact us because we want to hire YOU! Simple Shapes Peel and Stick Wallpaper and Wall Stickers on the other hand are reusable to a certain extent. The adhesive is more forgiving so you can peel the sheet off the wall to re-align it during installation. However, please keep in mind that just like any sticker (insert childhood memory here), the more you play around with it, the less “sticky” it will get as it picks up dust from the wall.
Well that is a loaded question. First in order to answer this, we need to know what you call “textured”.
Texture like this?
OR Texture like this?
Probably No. Something in between? Probably? In all honesty, the fact is that our wall decals, stickers and wallpaper need some surface area to stick to. If there are more pointy bumps and hard ridges than flat areas, then wall decal, stickers or wallpaper may not be the solution for you. One test we like to mention to our prospective customers is to try the masking tape test. Cut out a large piece of masking tape (the beige/tan colored one made out of paper. NOT painters tape) Stick it to your wall. Use your hand to flatten it out. It should look like it is sticking well. Then come back in a day or two and see if it is still stuck to your wall or if the edges are all lifting up. Still not sure? Then go on over to our contact us page and request a free test decal.
Ah, VOC… no one likes Volatile Organic Compounds which is why these days it may be harder to find VOC paints than low or no VOC paints. When VOC paints first came out there were horror stories of wall decals not sticking to the wall even though it was smooth. However these days, we’ve noticed that our products stick to any wall just as long as it is not painted with a specialty “non-staining” , “stain resistant”, or “stain blocking” paint. If your paints’ selling point is its stain resistance, then that means that stains, stickers, decals and almost everything you can images WILL NOT stick to it. Now that being said, we still get a few (but rare) customers where our decals do not stick well to their walls. In those cases we’ve found that it is a mixture of the wall texture along with the specific paint finish/model/color. We still have ways around this to make our decals work but if you are still not sure then please do ask for a free test decal by clicking here. Please note, we are unable to issue refunds as a result of incompatible paint.
Please note: if you have Duration paint by Sherwin Williams, you will need to use additional adhesive. Please contact us for more information before purchase.
Our Wall Decals work on all brands of paints. If you asked for a recommendation, we would go with a Benjamin Moore paint in a flat or matte sheen. Just because we almost never have issues with Benjamin Moore Flat and Matte paints.
We typically recommend waiting at least 2 weeks for your newly painted wall to dry. If you live in a very humid area you may need to wait a little more.
If your wall or surface is painted, dry and ready, there are just a few more steps you can take to make for an optimal installation experience. First, take a damp lint free cloth and clean your wall if your paint is old. This will remove any dust. Next wait for it to dry again, maybe an hour or so. In the meantime put your hand on the wall. Is the wall room temperature or is it cold? Wall decals and Wall Stickers do not like cold walls. Wallpaper will be okay, but if you are installing wall decals or stickers, turn up the heat and wait until the walls are not cold to the touch. Finally, wash and dry your hands. Clean and dry hands are the most importing tools you need!
It’s a fairly easy process. You just need to prepare and give yourself a little time. See our Wall Decal Installation video here.
Installing our Peel and Stick Wallpaper is super easy! You can hire an installer, but we highly recommend you try it. You will gain a sense of accomplishment knowing that you just wallpapered your wall! See our installation video here for tips.
Once you install our wall decals and/or wallpaper, they will stay on your wall until you are ready to take them down. The adhesive is a removable adhesive that the manufacturer states will be removable for up to 3 years. This means that after three years, the adhesive may be a little harder to remove from the wall without peeling off some paint. Of course by then your wall will probably need a fresh coat of paint to clean up the everyday nicks and chips it has gotten.
Our wall decals and wallpaper can be used in a bathroom but NOT in areas where there will be direct water contact (unless you plan to seal it with a clear coat). While humid conditions are okay, it’s always a good idea to keep a room well ventilated by opening up a window or turning on the fan.
If you intend on sealing the wallpaper with a clear coat, by all means backsplash that kitchen! If not, then please understand that our wallpaper is a fabric textured wallpaper. If you rub and clean your backsplash often, you will eventually rub away and wear down the fabric texture. You will eventually see print wear where you wipe. Just like a painted wall, you can only rub it down so much before you see discoloration.
For light duty wiping and spot cleaning, we recommend using a dry wallpaper cleaning sponge. If you need to buy one, please use the contact us page here. Otherwise for some prints it is okay to use a soft clean cloth with water and LIGHTLY wipe where you need to spot clean. As with cleaning anything around the house, it is always a good idea to spot clean in an inconspicuous area first to see how the print reacts to the cleaning.
If you need a custom size or design, send us an email with your request or use our custom orders form here and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. Most of the time we are able to make small adjustments to our current designs to fit our customer’s needs.
We handle many types of customized orders. In order best address your specific needs, please email us with your request or use our custom orders form here.
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We want you to know that we care! When you are unhappy, we are unhappy. That being said, please understand that we work tirelessly to make sure the product we make is of the highest quality. All of our products are Made to Order so we actually make it just for YOU! If you would like to return or exchange any part of your order, please see our Return and Exchange Policy.
Have questions on where to apply wall decals?
One of our most popular questions we are asked is "where can I apply apply decals." We have the answers for you right here. Learn which surfaces are the best for wall decals and which surfaces are not as good.
More helpful information we'll tell you includes:
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Where can I apply RoomMates?
RoomMates wall decals go beyond the walls! You can place them on any smooth, flat, finished surface. This includes windows, bathrooms, doors, mirrors, whiteboards, furniture, lockers, laptops, iPads… practically anywhere you can think of.
Where shouldn't I apply RoomMates?
Rugs, fabrics, clothing, or other textiles are out of the question. The fibers can render the adhesive backing. We also do not recommend applying our decals to brick, cinder block, or other porous surfaces.
We highly recommend avoiding the application of RoomMates on lacquered furniture, as well as any surface regularly exposed to extreme heat or cold, since this can cause the decals to become chipped, brittle, or difficult to remove. Also, never place items decorated with RoomMates in a dishwasher, oven, or microwave.
Can I apply RoomMates to textured surfaces?
We guarantee RoomMates wall decals will stick to smooth, flat surfaces but cannot guarantee they will stick to textured surfaces. If you have a texture surface, we can send a sample decal out your way to test before purchase. Please note, we do not provide refunds for wall decals that do not stick to a textured surface. To request a sample, contact us here.
Can I apply RoomMates in my bathroom?
Yes! As long as the decals are pressed firmly to your tub, tile, or walls, they will be unaffected by steam, humidity, and even direct moisture.
How about my car?
Yes—although, as noted above, exposure to extreme temperatures may cause the decals to become brittle. However, rain and snow will not affect a decal that is properly applied to either the windshield or bumper.
Can I apply wall decals to a room I just painted?
There's a note on all RoomMates packaging that recommends a 3 week wait between painting and the application of wall decals. We're often asked "Are you serious?"—and we want to reiterate that we are 100% serious about this! In the past, we've found that nothing wrecks a wall decal faster than fresh paint.
Even if paint feels dry to the touch, it takes a very long time—sometimes several weeks, in fact—to "cure." If RoomMates are applied before the paint is completely cured, they may curl, peel, or fall off entirely... and it may take some of your paint with it. As a general rule, Do NOT apply wall decals on freshly painted or papered walls. Let paint or wallpaper dry for at least 3 weeks. Wall decals may not work on heavily textured surfaces.
We know it's hard to wait, but the last thing we want is for your brand new decal to fall off after you've applied it. So sit back, relax, and let that paint do its thing for a little while. (If you really want to see your new wall decal in action while you wait, you can always apply it somewhere else and move it once the paint has dried!)
Can decals be applied to painted walls with low VOCs?
In our current RoomMates Peel & Stick Trial that lasted over 120 days, we have applied wall decals to 18 different paints & primers. Several of these paints & primers are considered to be low VOC with their levels
Can I apply wall decals to furniture?
Yes, wall decals can be placed on furniture. Please note the following. The fading of furniture exposed to sunlight is not related to the use of our product. Do NOT apply wall decals to lacquered furniture. It is always best to test before applying to a delicate surface.