To get the best from your wallpaper and wall decals, it's important to fully read all of the information below.
We bring you the kindest removable fabric wallpaper and wall decals on the market!
Made from the highly trusted removable fabric that is - PhotoTex.
"PhotoTex is the original peel and stick, polyester fabric, adhesive material that can be installed on virtually any flat surface (indoor and out) and then removed and reused many times over leaving no adhesive residue.
Used for numerous applications PhotoTex does not weaken or strengthen over time, can withstand all weather conditions, and it will not shrink or curl like other material. PhotoTex won't rip or wrinkle and can be pulled apart if it folds over during installation. PhotoTex material is US patented and non-toxic."
Our wallpaper and decals are made on premium Opaque PhotoTex fabric so that you can use them on coloured walls and easily overlap them without anything that's underneath showing through. Our decals are also precision cut on a premium grade commercial machine, leaving them completely borderless.
PhotoTex is the number one trusted and truly removable fabric wall media on the market. If your wall art isn't on PhotoTex, well, its not on PhotoTex!
PhotoTex is not recommended for use on textured surfaces, paints containing teflon, washable paints (see more information below), paint without a base layer of quality primer or paint that is flaking or in need of repair.
Before purchasing our products, it is vital that you read our FAQs in full. Covered in our FAQs is everything from our production times to how to measure for wallpaper to how to hack, and more! Read here:
Before installing our wallpaper and wall decals, please read our installation instructions. Head here:
Are you ordering wallpaper? Please use our step by step guide as a check list. Follow this, and you’ll have a seamless experience from measuring to preparing your wall, through to ordering, installing and finally styling…
PhotoTex is not recommended for application over paints containing Teflon. Teflon paints act as a repellent to the adhesive. Always check with the paint manufacturer before installing this product.
PhotoTex is not recommend for application on “wash and wear” or washable paints. “Wash and wear” or “washable” paints contain an additive that acts as a repellent to the adhesive. In Australia, these paints are commonly known as “wash and wear” paints. Multiple Australian and international brands stock these “stain resistant” and “washable products”. We advise our consumers to always check with the paint manufacturer before purchasing our product. Are your walls painted with a washable paint? See below for an easy solution so you too can enjoy our products! Note: Both we, and our customers have found that our decals will adhere to “wash and wear” or washable paints, however we make no guarantees. Due to the heavier weight of wallpaper and large arch decals, we NEVER recommend applying our wallpaper or large arches to washable paints. Always use prep coat on your wall/s first as instructed below to ensure adhesion. If in doubt, always prep!
PhotoTex is not recommended for application on textured walls/surfaces e.g. bricks, concrete, raw timber.
PhotoTex is not recommended on paint without a base layer of quality primer or paint that is flaking or in need of repair.
Do not apply PhotoTex to freshly painted walls. Allow approximately 4 weeks for the paint to completely cure.
We would always suggest trialling an A3 sample on your wall for a week or two if you are concerned in any way about the surface to which you are applying the decals or wallpaper to. But even if the sample adheres, we NEVER recommend applying our wallpaper to washable paints or paints containing Teflon without first applying prep coat - see below.
We would suggest that you lightly sand (to remove any texture) and apply self adhesive prep coat to your wall/s prior to application if:
- you are unsure if your paint contains Teflon OR if you are unsure if your paint is a “wash and wear” or washable paint*. If in doubt, always use prep coat! It's cheap, clear and super easy to apply!
- you are unsure about the quality of the wall preparation or existing paint work*.
*Renters should especially note these points, particularly given that they may not have prepared and painted the walls themselves.
If your wall has been painted with a paint that contains Teflon or a “wash and wear” or washable paint, this product can be applied to your wall prior to wallpaper application to assist adhesion: Self-adhesive prep coat by Viponds Paint. Apply two coats with 4mm nap roller. Allow drying time between coats as per directions provided by Viponds:
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If you do not feel confident installing the wallpaper, please utilise the services of a professional wallpaper installer. We offer a wallpaper installation service in Melbourne and surrounds; book at check out or send us an email to enquire. Please note that the application of prep coat is not included in the installation fee, it is the customers responsibility to prep the walls at least 24 hours prior to installation as per Vipond’s instructions. Please note that if you cancel installation after a date has been scheduled, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $100. Installation cost may at times be higher than $390, this may be the case if you are located in regional Victoria and/or if your wall is higher than 270cm, or wider than 320cm.
We are unable to replace wallpaper that has been incorrectly installed.
Failure to follow our recommendations can lead to:
- your wallpaper bubbling, not sticking correctly or coming off your wall.
- possible damage to your walls when removing your wallpaper.
We cannot be held responsible for any damage to walls, due to the variation in paint quality and wall preparation.
We cannot be held responsible for wallpaper or wall decals that do not adhere.
Outdoor Use: Our wallpaper and wall decals can be used outdoors in cubby houses, however the more the wallpaper is protected from the elements, the longer it will last. As with anything that is exposed to the elements, our products can weather over time. You are able to extend the life of our products by ensuring that your cubby house is correctly painted and weather proofed. More information here: https://www.hideandseekkids.com.au/painting-maintenance-information/ Also make sure that the adhesive backing stays free from oil, dust and debris.
Humidity: We do not recommend our wallpaper in areas of high humidity e.g. bathrooms and laundries where a dryer is frequently in use. Nor do we recommend our wallpaper be used as a kitchen splashback behind a stove top or sink. Laundries without a dryer, powder rooms and butlers pantries are suitable.
Care: In the event you would like to clean your wallpaper, wipe over with a dry or damp (with water) cloth. Solvents will damage the print.
Maintenance: If installed correctly, our wallpaper and decals have the potential to last for years. However, it is important that they are examined regularly by an adult to ensure they remain securely attached to the wall. In the event that adhesion is compromised, we recommend removing the product immediately.
Safety Policy: Minnie and Me Interiors wallpapers and wall decals are designed for decoration only and are not a toy! Please keep them out of reach of children. Our wallpaper and decals, and their packaging should never be placed within a child’s reach or near where they sleep to avoid a possible choking or suffocation hazard. Our products should be installed by an adult. Always supervise children when they are playing with toys that are “hacked” with our products. All advertising photos on our social media pages and website that demonstrate wallpaper or wall decals above a sleep space, have been correctly installed as per our instructions, and are examined regularly to ensure they remain securely attached to the wall.
All statements, technical information, recommendations and/or instructions about our products are based upon information from our product supplier and tests on suitable surfaces. While our statements about our products are made in good faith, they do not constitute a guarantee or warranty. Our products are sold with the understanding that the consumer has independently determined the suitability of our wallpaper and decals for their proposed location, with consideration to humidity in the room, the paint used on their wall, the texture of the wall, and/or cleanliness of the wall.
This product information was written by Kristy Young and Elisa Strbac and is protected by copyright law. It is not to be reproduced without the authors’ consent in writing. The latest update was made in 2021©.