Wall Murals / Custom Wall Covering
/ Printed Wallpaper
Transform Any Room With Wall Graphics
From simple vinyl cut quotes and shapes such as tree shadow to full color printed, floor to ceiling wall wrap. Our wraps really create a feeling and form in any space.
From corporate walls, business lobbies or one's own living room or bedroom. We are the best at printing and installing commercial wall spaces in wall murals utilizing corporate branding, logos and statements.
We have brightened up hallways from a boring paint to a visual timeline of corporate history, or break rooms with motivational mission statements and images to promote company culture.
We have installed amazing wall mural graphics all over Calgary and area such as:
- University of Seattle
- Bow Valley College located in downtown Calgary
- Shell at a number of their gas stations in Alberta and even at their airport hangar at the Calgary Airport.
Our team is here to provide your graphic needs, whether it is to be cheap / cost effective short term and promotional, or to stand the test of time. All of our printing is done with state of the art, high quality printers which produce vibrant, rich, high resolution images for your enjoyment.
Design your own wallpaper and we can help.
Placing these elements together takes a certain finesse and skill. We are able to use your personal images, or the ones that you find on the net. With our talented graphic designers we are able to build that perfect wall, to the perfect size, with the right colours, with the proper features, in all the right places; we work with you to get it right.
Some tricks in how we do it.
Often when we are called to action to provide wall murals, it is during a renovation or construction project.
When we survey a space there are certain points to consider:
Viewing Area and Distance: We will anylize the point in where one would stand or sit when viewing the wall graphic. If there are text and messages, what size does the text need to be to be read and understood, with ease.
Element Placements: We will not obstructions to be designed around such as air vents, wall trims, shelving, plants, etc and design with these elements in mind.
Fresh Paint and Paint Type: Rule of thumb, is we wait 2 weeks after a fresh coat of paint. This is because the paint offgasses and if the vinyl wall covering is installed too early, the offgassing will deteriorate the vinyl backing adhesive holding the wall mural to the wall and push it off. At times, but rare, usually only in residential, some paints use a teflon feature in the paint. This is marketed to families with children who may color on walls or hand prints or other reasons that the wall may need more cleaning then usual. This paint type does not usually get used on commercial spaces. The teflon feature inhibits things to stick to it for easy cleaning. This does not do well when trying to have a vinyl wall mural to stick to this wall. Other paint finishes have different gripping properties and we do have the tools and education on testing the degree of grippiness.
Temperature: Temperature can make a difference in how the wall mural will hold and last on a wall. We once did a project for Bernard Callebou and his chocolate shop in SE Calgary near Willow Park. In a chocolate shop, they keep the temperature cooler than normal to make sure the chocolate stays solid. We came in to replace an existing wall covering wall paper that was not holding well. First, we made sure we used a long term vinyl product, second we used additional spray adhesive on the wall to ensure their mural would not fail prematurely. We do not want to over do it with this spray adhesive as it would make it more difficult when the wall graphics needs to come down. So we added this extra glue in the edges and especially the top where it is the first place to fold over and peel off.
Short Term Graphics VS Long Term Graphics
We use a vinyl with a permanent adhesive on most applications. This does not mean that the wall mural can not be removed. It is usually just a fail safe to ensure the wall graphic will not fall off before its time. It just takes a bit more time, maybe applied heat to remove. If a graphic wall is short term such as for hoarding or a special promotion, we will use a temporary wall vinyl. Often we print and will not use an overlaminate for these applications. This is to always do what is best for our customers. These are easy to remove without any damage to be repaired on the paint, and keeps costs down by not using the over-laminate which protects inks from abrasions, scratches, and colour fading. Not to worry, even with this method, our wall murals and graphics always look incredible.
Canadian Professional Sign Vinyl Mural Installation
We love to helping our DIY customers and will often print for our customers to install. We will guide you through the installation process and give great tips on how to. Installing wall murals can be done by the Do-It-Yourselfer, but can pose some challenges. The larger the graphic is, or the more obstacles to consider, the more difficult the installation is to get done properly.
For the best and easiest results, trust the experts. We have experience working with many different vinyl types, installed on many different surfaces. We know the capabilities and limitations of what our vinyl prints can do. It does take skill when working with huge vinyl prints, measuring out placement and aligning them together.
In order to produce smooth, clean finishes, free from bubbles, cracks, creases, leave it to the professionals.
Call or Email us today, we would love to transform your room with you.