Which Material Should I Use for My Wall Decal?

September 23, 2008

    Wallhogs Example There are many wall decal materials that have appeared on the market since the infancy of the wall decal industry started in 2006.  The original materials were all manufactured from what is called a calendared wall decal vinyl, which is a vinyl manufactured by melting the raw materials until they are soft enough to be pushed through a set of rollers that will form the materials into sheets of various thicknesses of 4 mil, 5 mil, 6 mil, 8 mil and 10 mil thicknesses ( 4 mil is similar in thickness to a plastic garbage bag).  Wallhogs made the decision to utilize a 4 mil vinyl due the the quality of print and also due to it's thickness and appearance of images being painted on the wall as opposed to a large, thick sticker on the wall.  To this date, over 12 years later, Wallhogs still utilizes the same exact vinyl we started with.  The only drawback with the calendared vinyl products are; they may only be used on flat, smooth, painted surfaces on indoor, temperature controlled environments and they are sensitive to temperature and will expand and contract in heat and cold - causing edge peel or curling.

      Since 2008 Wallhogs has beta tested new wall decal materials from many manufacturers and located two new wall decal fabrics, manufactured from a finely woven polyester fabric, that allow our customers with textured wall surfaces to also order custom wall decals.  In 2008 the new addition was Photo-Tex, which we also coat (and are the only company to do so), so it may be used outdoors, and in 2013 added our own brand of fabric material called Wall Decor Fabric.

      You can review all of our material here in order to determine which media best suits your application surface.  Have additional questions:  contact one of our wall decal experts via email at cs@wallhogs.com, or speak to them Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at (877)900-HOGS(4647).