Safely take a wall decal off to be moved to another room?


Hi all!

i have this cool wall decal that I love. Got it from Joann’s years ago for my craft room. We’re expecting our second child so we’re moving my craft stuff to another area in our house to leave my current space for baby’s nursery. I was wondering if there was a way to safely remove a wall decal to transfer to another room? I’m not sure I’d be able to find another one like this one. Pic of decal for reference.


q safely take a wall decal off to be moved to another room
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  • Most wall decals are not reusable, but you could try heating each piece with a blow dryer to soften the adhesive and gently lift it from the wall making sure most of the adhesive stays on the decal.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 26, 2020

    Hi Lisa, I would try a blow dryer and move on to, perhaps, a heat gun or even an iron. Heat will get that glue to maybe give for you. Moving them to another room you will have to add a different kind of glue to them.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 26, 2020

    I have had mixed results removing wall decals. The one method that usually works for me is to give a burst of heat at one side with my hair dryer, and work that side loose. Have waxed paper or a piece of vinyl to stick it to as you remove it so it doesn't get damaged. Take your time removing it. Good luck and stay safe!

  • William William on Aug 26, 2020

    yeah I would use a blow dryer to warm up the decal and soften the glue. Gently peel it off.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 26, 2020

    Hi Lisa congratulations on your new baby coming. Hope this helps you move your decal. Search Results

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 27, 2020

    If this room will be a nursery, you could always leave the sign up that says 'Create a life that you love'

  • Lisa Lisa on Aug 27, 2020

    Thank you everyone! If anything I at least want to get it off without damaging the wall!

  • Heat it a bit with a hair dryer and peel it off. The heat should help it come up easily

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 27, 2020


    Were they supposed to be re-usable? If so they should peel . If they were self adhesive backed then it probably wouldn't peel off. Maybe a warm Iron over brow paper might melt the glue enough for you to remove. Good luck!

    • Lisa Lisa on Aug 27, 2020

      I don’t remember if they were supposed to me. I bought them from the store a few years ago.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 27, 2020

    Lisa: I would try the hair dryer trick! Good luck!

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 27, 2020

    I have decals and they are removable. You just have to be VERY careful and not stretch or tear them.

    How were these originally applied?

    • Lisa Lisa on Aug 27, 2020

      I took them off the sheet and applied them to the wall. Very carefully though

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 27, 2020

    You could try heating it to remove. Then add new adhesive when you move it.

  • I've removed them with a hairdryer, but it places they did tear some of the paint off the wall. Also, I never tried to restick them. Not sure they're made for that. Best of luck!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 30, 2020

    If you want to save it cover with 2 or 3 inch wide tape trace each letter with the tape then peel off the decal and then tape to the wall I don’t think you will be able to get that off any other way

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 31, 2020

    You might be able to peel it off and reattach with double stick tape

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Aug 31, 2020

    if they were re-usable then just heat up gently and all will pop

  • You might see if you can figure out who the manufacturer was and ask them. It's probably unlikely that you can remove and re-stick them.