What Are Wall Transfers?

Create the look and feel of hand painted borders and murals, without the expensive price tag, using rub on wall transfers. With designs suitable for little ones as well as grown ups, you are sure to find styles that will look great in any room of your home.

What are wall transfers? To answer that question, let me get off track for just a minute. Have you ever heard of temporary tattoos? If you have any little ones around, there is a good chance that you have! Kids love temporary tattoos, small paper-backed designs that are easily transferred to arms, hands and legs. Using a wet cloth to loosen the design from the paper backing, the tattoo is transferred to the skin, and lasts for a couple of days.

Transfers for walls are similar to temporary tattoos. The art design comes on a paper backing. Some are transferred to the walls using water, but most use an applicator tool, not water, to rub the transfer onto the wall surface. Applied properly, it’s virtually impossible to differentiate between a wall transfer and a handpainted design!

Although they look handpainted, wall art transfers cost substantially less than hiring a painter or muralist to paint a design for you. Smaller designs will set you back twenty dollars or so. Larger mural-sized transfers may cost one hundred dollars or more, but this is still much less than it would cost to hire a professional. Also, if you are a do it yourselfer, you will appreciate the fact that they take much less time to apply than hand painting.

They also come in a variety of sizes and styles. Flowers and foliage, architectural details, bugs, birds, and animals, fairies, and more – virtually anything you can imagine having painted on your walls! Letters and favorite sayings are also available. If you are thinking of decorating a nursery or play room, they even have licensed designs, such as the Disney Princesses and Pooh Bear.

You will be surprised at how simply you can remove your wall rub ons when it is time to redecorate. It is a good idea to hang on to the manufacturer’s directions that explain the best way to remove the designs. However, believe it or not, most can simply be painted right over. You will need to first coat the design with a good primer once or twice, but then you should be able to repaint. Sounds easy, doesn’t it – and you thought this was going to be difficult, didn’t you!

Wall transfers are quickly becoming favorite home decorating accessories for homeowers looking to add a personal touch to their living spaces. They give you the look of expensive hand painted designs, only without the time and money needed for those types of projects!