Wallpapering 101: Breaking Down Our Traditional, Pre-pasted, and Peel and Stick Papers

Did you know we offer three different wallpaper formats: traditional, pre-pasted, and peel and stick? Each one has its own special benefits, qualities, and uses, but they are all high-quality, durable, fade-resistant, and washable. Keep reading to see which material is best for you. And, of course, please reach out to us with any questions!


Traditional Wallpaper in Daydream Cream

Featured pattern: Daydream (Cream)

Traditional wallpaper

What it is: Traditional paper is the classic style of wallpaper that requires the application of paste before installing.

How it’s made: Hand screen printed

Key benefits:

  • Available in the most patterns and colorways
  • Class-A fire rated
  • Long-lasting
  • Hand-painted look and feel

Where to use it: This material can be used in virtually any setting—including well-ventilated bathrooms—making it a great choice for nearly any project.


Featured pattern: Sonoma (Indigo)

Pre-pasted wallpaper

What it is: Pre-pasted wallpaper comes with the glue already on the back and needs only water to be activated for installation.

How it’s made: Digitally printed

Key benefits:

  • PVC-free
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified
  • Class-A fire rated
  • Easy to install and remove with just water

Where to use it: Pre-pasted wallpapers are appropriate for any setting in which you can use traditional wallpaper, including well-ventilated bathrooms.

Peel and Stick Wallpaper in Piedmont Mist

Featured pattern: Piedmont (Mist)

Peel and stick wallpaper

What it is: Peel and stick wallpapers are self-adhesive rolls that are applied like giant stickers—no paste needed.

How it’s made: Digitally printed

Key benefits:

  • Easiest format to apply
  • Can be repositioned as needed
  • Temporary—can be removed just by pulling off
  • Perfect for small projects, like backing bookshelves and cabinets

Where to use it: This format can be used anywhere except bathrooms or locations with high humidity and is ideal for rentals, dorms, kids rooms, and retail spaces.

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