Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between Wallpaper and Removable Panels?
Removable Panels are a proprietary self-adhesive backed wallpaper that has the look and feel of traditional wallpaper—but can be easily removed. Our wallpaper is traditional wallpaper that can be applied using wallpaper paste. Both papers are made of 100% non-toxic materials with absolutely no PVC.
Removable Panels use a low tack adhesive that creates a temporary bond with the wall surface. The beauty of our paper is that it will remove with ease as soon as you are ready. Just peel back from a corner slowly. For best results we suggest adhering to walls with primer, egg shell, satin, gloss or semi-gloss paint. If you have 'non-stick' paint on your walls, or a paint containing Teflon, removable panels will not adhere to the surface (nor will any peel and stick wallpaper).
What’s so special about Wallshoppe paper?
Wallshoppe paper is 100 percent paper, non-woven wall covering print media reinforced for strength and durability. Wallshoppe paper is a superior alternative to PVC wallcovering materials. Its environmentally responsible construction supports two LEED credits. The product is dimensionally stable and tear-resistant with a bright white surface. Wallshoppe also uses a proprietary latex ink system that is completely nontoxic, chemical-free and completely safe for child applications as well. At Wallshoppe, design and sustainability must coexist. We source sustainable, raw materials and strive to incorporate sustainable practices throughout the manufacturing process thus reducing our carbon footprint.
How much should I order?
Figure out the square footage of your space and round up by 15%. Then refer to the style on our site, where you'll find the square footage per roll or panel listed in the details. Email us with any questions at email@example.com. A professional installer can provide exact quantities required for your project. Per industry standard, our wallpaper rolls are considered "double" rolls, meaning they are 27 linear feet and 60 square feet. A ¼ inch bleed is printed on each design. This creates an overlap that makes installation easier. Removable panels vary in size, so refer to the details on each style. We cannot be responsible for incorrect quantities ordered.
What's a "repeat"?
A repeat refers to the way a design duplicates itself to make a pattern. Wallshoppe designs are either half-drop or straight repeats.
Half-drop repeats match seamlessly when rolls or panels are connected at the halfway point of the adjoining design:
While a straight repeat pattern will line up evenly across your walls and connect on both sides:
Wallpaper installation, how tricky is it?
Wallpaper installation can be a bit tricky, we highly recommend the professionals at Paintzen. If they're not available in your area, a qualified installer can be found through the Wallcovering Installers Association.
How should Wallshoppe paper be cared for?
Wallshoppe papers can be wiped down using a water-dampened microfiber cloth. Please keep in mind that harsh scrubbing or chemical cleaners can damage the ink on your beautiful paper.
What if I under-ordered and need more?
Each order is custom printed, so there might be slight variations in color from order to order. This is due to the nature of the print process and the paper. If you need to order additional rolls or panels, you may notice a slight difference. A professional installer can provide exact quantities required for your project. We cannot be responsible for incorrect quantities ordered.
Is Wallshoppe paper meant only for walls?
Absolutely not! Wallshoppe papers can be used for virtually any application. WS Removable Panels can be used as drawer liners, bookshelf panels, ceilings, backsplashes and stair risers. If you have any design ideas, email us so we can share with all our customers.