Saving Wall Stickers

Updated on May 29, 2009
M.Z. asks from Gillette, WY
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Does any one know if you can save the peel and stick stickers you put on walls? We are moving and I don't want to leave behind the princess and cars stickers we spent money on.

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Thank You for all the ideas. I love this site. It is so helpful. I am going to attempt to attache them to my laundry baskets. I thought maybe I would run down to Hobby Lobby and see what they might have to put them on. I am a mother of 6 and hate to just waste money like that, the stickers are only a month old. Thank you all for your help.

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M.R.

answers from Salt Lake City on

Peel them off and stack them between sheets of waxed paper, then put them in a big plastic baggie or grocery sack. HTH!

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S.M.

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There are sprays you can buy to put on the stickers so they come off like post-it notes. check your local craft store or online. :o) As for the ones you've already got, maybe try using cooking spray to help peel them off, or goo gone, greased lightning may break down the glues on the back.

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S.L.

answers from Boise on

I moved my wall stickers from our rental house to the house we bought a few months ago. The only thing that didn't stick to and ruin them was the original paper they were on. Waxed paper didn't work (that was my husband's idea). I did stick a BUNCH of them on plastic tubs and dirty clothes hampers, and that worked. But we were only moving 1/2 a mile away. We made several trips.
I also tried the paper that some vinyl clings came on. When I peeled the stickers off of them, they curled up. When I stuck them on the wall, they would pop off and curl up. We are still sticking them down every day, 5 months later. At least, those are the ones that haven't fallen off.
I had a bunch of pink and green retro dots that I moved from my kitchen to the new laundry room. They're starting to fall off now, 5 months later.

I don't know if yours are small like mine or huge, but I'm about ready to toss ours. We bought ours at the Dollar Store, so I'm not that partial to them. Even $1 adds up fast, but after the pain in the rear they were to move, and now that they're falling down...I'm just about done!

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R.B.

answers from Denver on

Hi M.,
I think it depends on the brand/type of decals you used. If they're the flexible decal type that are like the ones that go on windows they are able to be used over and over but if they're the peel & stick or "lick" & stick like wallpaper, they usually aren't reusable.
I do murals, stenciling, faux & face painting and would be happy to help in that way if you ever need it! I specialize in kids rooms & you can see my info under the recently reviewed business area of mamasource "R.'s Creations" and I can also be seen on Angie's List. Good luck to you!

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K.G.

answers from Casper on

You can heat them with a hair dryer and slowly peel them from the wall.

Attach them to a piece of wax paper *wax side* and the put them in a bag for transportation.

This works with bumper/window stickers as well.

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M.R.

answers from Salt Lake City on

Peel them off and stack them between sheets of waxed paper, then put them in a big plastic baggie or grocery sack. HTH!

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M.H.

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The ones I have say you cannot save them and re-use, but I bet you could with wallpaper glue.

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J.G.

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Use a wet (not dripping, but fairly wet) washcloth and an iron on a medium setting. I've done it to take wall paper off, and it worked well. Place the washcloth over the sticker (start at edges and work in) and iron it, the steam will melt the glue, and it won't damage your picture or the wall.
As a side note, this is the best method I've found for removing crayon from textured walls as well.

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R.S.

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I managed to save most of my sons....By sticking them to a plastic birthday banner, BUT you might try wax paper (try one at a time) or foil. I am not sure what the banner was made out of exactly.

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A.C.

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I stuck mine on a laminated poster we have & they made the cross-country move just fine!

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