Step 1: How to Prep Your Wall for MU-SKU Wall Murals

Like a good facial, your walls need to be exfoliated (uh, I mean prepped) before you hang your wall mural.  It would suck to have a beautiful feature wall with tiny bumps and ridges poking through your removable wallpaper.  

Here's how you prep your wall

I don't recommend hanging MU-SKU wall murals over latex primer.  It'll be brutal to hang because there won't be any "slip" to move the wet wallpaper around and it'll be a pain to remove the mural later.

I don't recommend hanging MU-SKU wall murals over latex primer.  It'll be brutal to hang because there won't be any "slip" to move the wet wallpaper around and it'll be a pain to remove the mural later.

  1. Gently sand away large bumps and imperfections on the wall.
     
  2. Wipe the wall down with a damp cloth to make sure it's squeaky clean.
     
  3. If you want the easiest, most pain-free way to remove the mural later using no water (and the only way to re-use the mural):
    • Apply one coat of Zinsser brand B-I-N Shellac Base Primer and let dry for 1 hour, or
       
    • Apply one coat of oil based primer, and let it dry for 72 hours

      N.B. wall colour may show through the wall mural, so consider tinting your primer if possible.
       
  4. If you're okay with easily removing the mural with a bit of water later on (but probably won't re-use the wall mural):
     
    • Hang the mural over interior latex paint that was painted at least a month ago.

      N.B. wall colour may show through wall murals, so consider tinting your primer if possible.
       
  5. Your MU-SKU wall mural can also be hung:
  • On glass, mirror, melamine or ceramic. 
     
  • On pre-finished panels as long as they are primed with one coat of Zinsser brand B-I-N Shellac Base Primer or two coats of oil based primer.

Feeling like you'd rather cozy up on the couch with a coffee or tea?

Eek!  Are you thinking, "this is not my cup of tea?”  Gimme a ring.  I'll hang your mural for you while you DO sip your kind of tea.  I hang wall murals from Toronto to Niagara Falls and everywhere in between.

Live outside of the Greater Toronto area?  Get in touch.  I can refer you to someone who hangs murals.

How'd it go?

So, did you get your walls prepped okay?  I would love to hear what wall mural you're hanging and I’m sure my readers would love any tips you might have uncovered during the process.  Fill us in in the comments below!

TO CONTINUE TO THE 2ND STEP:

Step 2: How to Measure the Width and Height of MuralUnique Wallpaper Murals