Removing murals from oil-based wall paint is more straightforward because all you will need to do is pearl it off the wall. However, if they are stripes, you will want to make sure that you remove them in a reverse order to prevent damage by the overlapping parts. The mural should be removed very gently starting from one corner pulling slowly to the end. After you have your mural flat on the ground, you should roll it with the design inside. This way you will be protecting it and preventing the glue if there is any from damaging your mural. When removing your decoration, you have to be keen so that you don’t forcefully pull off an area that is giving you resistance. Remember the removal process of your muraledesign should be smooth and flawless all the way.
- A roller and a clean paint tray
- Rags or old towels to absorb excess dripping water. Should be laid close to the wall
- Warm water
Dip the roller into warm water then use it to soak the mural as if you are painting. After doing this, you will have to wait for about 10 minutes before you can get to pearling. In case you still experience some resistance don’t put in more force by pulling off. You should, however, repeat the process and that should solve your problem. Before starting to roll up your mural, you should give them a couple of minutes to dry.
Reinstalling your mural after removing it from the wall is easy. First of all, you will have to consider the type of wall from which it was removed. For example, if you removed it from an oil-based painted wall, then there should be enough glue remaining to put it up again. All you will have to do is immerse your mural in tepid water before hanging up the wall just like you did the first time of installation. You will, however, need a colorless wallpaper glue to help stick the edges of the mural stripes.
In case you installed your mural on a latex based wall paint then it may not have enough glue to stick it up for the second time. You will, therefore, need to use wallpaper glue, and you have to make sure that it is colorless so that it does not mess up the art when it overflows. You will also want to ensure that the glue is not too strong but friendly to paper. You can use the roller to apply the glue but don’t take too much time applying glue, or it will dry up. Take note on the edges are you will have to apply some extra glue but make sure to clean the surplus glue with a wet cloth.In case you had to make a hole in your mural because your bud switch went there then you will have to improvise or even find a fake switch to cover the hole. Leaving it pending will destroy the whole beauty of the artwork.