About our Products
All our products are handmade in Indiana, United States of America. We use quality illustration paper for our prints, self-adhering vinyl and self-adhering polyester fabric media.
MotoMoms Decor Wall products adhere to many surfaces, however, you will have the option to select the right type of material based on your specific needs.
We cannot guarantee that our wall decals will adhere to every surface equally well because we have seen that certain paints reject the decal and create issues with vinyl and fabric alike. Also, note that because our wall decal material is so thin, the grooves of a textured wall will show through (this doesn't happen with the fabric option)
Because the paint formulations are protected by trade secrets, it is difficult for any vinyl decal manufacturer to understand how film adhesives interact with these paints, in which case, you should select durable vinyl instead of temporary vinyl.
We have found through extensive testing and we found out that the our decals work well with CLEAN surfaces that are properly primed and painted. If your wall is not properly primed and painted, the decal might remove paint from your wall when removed.
Additionally we provide a guide on Adhesion Cleaning Method prior to installation, and also PRO TIPS during installation. Follow these and you will quickly, easily and successfully adhere most decals to most wall paints.
DURABLE VINYL DECALS
PROS: These are thin decals with very bright colors and they are smooth with minimal luster. These decals will look like painted on your wall. Will last +5 years on your wall (they might last longer but we do not recommend leaving them longer than 5 years) Durable Vinyl will stick to walls painted with Glidden Essentials Flat or Eggshell, Sherwin Williams Duration, SW Cashmere Flat or Satin, Dutch Boy Flat interior paint.
CONS: They cannot be repositioned. Do not work with BEHR, VALSPAR, Paramount, Benjamin Moore, PPG Dunn Edwards and any paint that is LOW or ZERO VOC. We have seen how decals fall off the wall if you try to apply them to walls painted with these brands. Select Self-Adhesive FABRIC if you have these paint brands. If recently painted your walls, wait 8 weeks before applying your decals.
SELF-ADHESIVE FABRIC DECALS
PROS: GREENGUARD GOLD Certified Inks. Removable Medium Tack Adhesive that can also be re-positioned many times from wall to wall. It is durable and it won't rip easy because it is polyester fabric. It has a canvas-like texture and it is matte. This material could be better for textured walls because it is thicker than vinyl and can hid the texture better. However, if there are many "peaks" on your textured wall, no material will have enough surface to hold on to which might prompt the decal to fall off the wall or be punctured by the sharp peaks on the texture.
*There is no Glycol-Ether or Formaldehyde in the adhesive and no Detrimental concerns of Phthalates.
**Environmentally safe and bio-degradable over time, No PVC and nontoxic.
***Not recommended for brick, non-painted cement surfaces, or heavy painted spackled wall board.
****Make sure you allow 60 days on newly painted surfaces for out-gassing. Otherwise bubbles may develop.
CONS: It is slightly thicker material than vinyl which makes it impossible to achieve good performance on smaller designs with too many details. It has a higher price than Vinyl. If recently painted your walls, wait 8 weeks before applying your decals.
IMPORTANT: During shipping the vinyl is exposed to extreme cold temperatures that might damage the adhesive. I recommend to all customers to keep the package away from the weather elements (avoid leaving on porch, garage or attics) and to allow time for the decal to be expose to room temperatures for at least 4 hours before attempting installation. The adhesive on the decals is activated with heat, you can use a hair drier to warm up the wall before applying decals (avoid getting too close to the wall to prevent burning down your home) We also suggest to install the decals within 30 days of delivery in order to obtain a full guarantee for the products.