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Why choose prepasted wallpaper instead of popular self-adhesive peel and stick wallpaper?

As the retro style trend makes a comeback among home decorators, wallpaper has also seen a renewed surge in popularity. However, unlike the wallpapers of the previous century, today’s wallpapers aren’t just stylish prints — they’re also a convenient and fun way to add colour and style to any room. 


Recently, two types of easy to install wallpaper options have emerged as decoration favourites: prepasted and self-adhesive wallpaper. While both of these wallpapers are removable and DIY-friendly, several key differences can be found in their installation process and durability. When choosing between the two, it is important to take into consideration a number of factors to ensure you settle on the right wallpaper for you and your home. 

Prepasted Wallpaper 

Prepasted wallpaper is a smooth, quality product with a water-activated adhesive paste on the back. Its professional finish means that it is generally favoured by professional installers, or those looking for more long-term solutions. However, prepasted wallpaper can also be a brilliant option for DIY beginners.


When applying prepasted wallpaper, its wet backing gives you time to adjust the position of the paper before it dries. This simple process means that it is easier than ever to achieve a smooth finish without air bubbles and creases. Prepasted wallpapers also tend to require less wall preparation, as they can easily adhere to walls, and are strong enough to stay stuck even when kids try to pick them off like stickers!

Self Adhesive Wallpaper

In comparison, self-adhesive wallpaper (also known as peel and stick wallpaper) is a similarly popular option. However, peel stick wallpaper is generally used only for temporary and short-term installations. This is because as a self-adhesive, removable wallpaper, this product can perform differently in certain environments and may not be as durable long term as prepasted wallpaper. In particular, the adhesive on the back of self-stick wallpaper can easily become unstuck as a result of changes in temperature, humidity, sunlight, or lack of proper wall preparation.

Choose the Right Solution for Your Home

At Miss Mofo, our prepasted wallpapers are a convenient and sustainable choice for anyone looking to add a touch of style to their home. 


Featuring an assortment of bright and colourful designs, all of our stunning prepasted products are paper-based, eco-friendly and FSC Certified. Each prepasted wallpaper is printed locally in Melbourne and comes with a handy installation guide, making it easier than ever to add eye-catching designs to your home. 


For a professional finish, you can trust Miss Mofo for easy to apply prepasted wallpaper. Our wallpapers are the easy solution to transforming your space into something truly special. Browse our range of prepasted wallpapers today or fill out our online contact form to chat about the right wallpaper for your home. 

Prepasted vs Self Adhesive