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Removal & Re-installation of a Mural from Muralunique.com

1- Removal

If you installed your mural on an oil painted surface or on a wall with a water-based sealant (e.g from the company Zinsser), your mural will be dry removable.  You should remove the strips in the reverse order that you put them up (because of the overlapping joints). Starting at the corner and from the bottom of the strip, use both hands to gently pull the strip away from the wall on a slight angle. Keeping the strip on a slight angle, use a left to right motion with your hands to remove the strip from the wall.

Next, align the strips on the floor and roll-up the mural with the pattern on the inside.

If you installed your mural on a surface painted with latex, the strips will be dry removable using the same method. If you feel a strong resistance or that the paint peels off, stop immediately in order not to tear the mural.

You will need the following tools: 

1-A roller with long hair (if possible) and a clean paint tray

2-Old towels to absorb the water (lay them close to the wall)

3-Hot water

Soak the mural generously with your roller from the bottom up with the same pressure as if you were painting the wall. Wait for 10 minutes. If  there is still resistance when you are removing the strip, soak the mural again with the roller and wait for 5 minutes. This time it should work.

You will have to spread the strips separately on the ground to allow them to dry before you roll them together.

 

2- Installation of a mural for the second time.

If you installed your mural on an oil painted surface or on a wall with a sealant on it (e.g from the company Zinsser), there will be sufficient glue remaining on the back of each strip.

To install your mural a second time, immerse the strips in tepid water as you did for the initial installation.  As you match the edges on the panels, you will need to raise the joints and with a small brush, apply some transparent wallpaper glue under the edges. Then smooth the edge in place with a wet cloth to remove any surplus glue.

If you installed your mural on a surface painted with latex, there will no longer be sufficient glue on the back each strip. Your only option here is to re-install the mural with wallpaper glue. N.B. The glue must be transparent and not too strong. Apply the glue to the wall with a paint roller (do not get too far ahead of yourself or the glue will dry on the wall). You will have to soak the panels in tepid water to give flexibility to the paper before you apply it on the wall coated with glue.

As you match the edges, you will need to raise the joints and with a small brush apply some transparent glue under the edges. Then, smooth the edge in place with a wet cloth to remove any surplus glue.

NOTE:  For the initial installation, you may have had to remove an electrical outlet plate and made a hole in the mural. For the second installation, your best option is to buy a  false electrical plate cover to hide the hole.

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