Eye Candy Decor has been designing vinyl art since 2008. All artworks are made by us and our special machines, made with love and an eye for detail. We are located in Pretoria East.
We lovingly make vinyl FridgeWraps, DoorWraps, macbook stickers, wall art, vehicle decals, console stickers, fine art prints, canvas and a whole lot more.
We also offer custom vinyl graphics services for individuals and businesses. Shop windows, vehicle sign writing, office branding and event installations. You name it. We’ll vinyl it!
All our products are made in our Silverton studio in the South Africa
Custom Art Designs
The one thing we do really well are Custom designs!
If you are unsure of your design, colours or sizes, send us a photo of your wall, or what you would like the artwork on and we will superimpose the artwork onto your photo! This way you will see exactly what your Wall Art design will look like!
Custom Wall Art Designs and Services
Eye Candy Decor will discuss your wall art ideas and work to come up with something you will truly cherish. If you have a strict budget we will work within the budget amount specified .
If you have designed your own Wall art you may email us the vector file (line art) in either:
- PDF format
- ai format
- cdr format
- eps format.
If you supply us with final artwork our design fee falls away. You are also welcome to send us a JPEG of your wall art and we will charge a nominal design fee for re-drawing it. You may email us a picture of your wall space and an idea of your wall art design or jpeg, but please include a size and various color choices for your Wall Art; the more information we receive the quicker you will get a detailed quote.
Wall Art Installations:
The installation of your product is not as scary as you may think it is! We will provide installation instructions with your purchase & there are many links available on YouTube if you need a more visual approach. If you simply need someone to talk you through the process, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
The last decade has seen the introduction of ‘paste-the-wall’ wallcoverings and they are thankfully quicker and easier to hang and the process is not as messy as the old method of pasting the wallpaper.
So if you are good with DIY, you could do it yourself but if not, a professional installer is a good idea. They know all the tips and tricks of the trade and we would definitely recommend a professional installer if you are purchasing a speciality wallpaper.
Here are some important tips for hanging non-woven wallcoverings which is also sometimes referred to as ‘paste-the-wall’ or ‘easy-up’ wallpaper.
Wall must be dry, smooth, clean and free of dust. They must be of a uniform light colour so that there are no marks or colour variations which could show through the wallpaper. Any holes or cracks must be filled and sanded smooth and surfaces need to be primed and allowed to dry if not already primed.
Dark coloured papers may need their edges coloured with a chalk or pastel of a similar tone to avoid white edges showing.Matching stripes painted on the wall at the joins will also help.
Wallpaper colour may vary due to being printed in CMYK as on your phone screen/monitor screens are RGB and colours show differently.
Open and inspect the wallpaper rolls
Check if you have received the correct wallpaper, quantity and all rolls. If anything is not correct, please contact us immediately and do not hang the wallpaper.
Now open the rolls and check for any flaws and again contact us immediately and do not hang if there are any queries. No claim can be accepted on wallpapers that have been cut and hung if they show defects or are incorrect which were apparent at the time of hanging.
Measure your wall length, consider the pattern repeat and once sure of how the pattern will lay out, cut your lengths accordingly. Add on extra at the top and bottom to make trimming easier.
Ensure that there are enough rolls to complete the job as it may be difficult to get the same batch with exact matching colours at a later date.
We do our upmost to ensure that we provide an accurate representation of the colour however as all display mediums are different, we cannot guarantee the physical wallpaper colour will be the same as the online colour.
Unfortunately no returns/ refunds will be entertained for claims of misrepresentation of colour between the physical and online colours.
Select the paste or glue
Follow the instructions and use the appropriate paste supplied or similar quality paste as advised on the instructions received with each roll. A premixed paste not a powder paste, is recommended.
Apply the paste to the wall for non-woven wallcoverings
This should be done with a roller before each drop of wallpaper is hung. Paste an area slightly wider than the width of the roll so that you don’t roll paste onto the already installed drops to the left. Use a paint brush to apply paste at the top of the wall, around sockets, or just above the skirting. This will ensure even coverage in difficult areas and avoid the wallpaper lifting when dry. No table is necessary with this ‘paste-the-wall’ technique and no soaking of the wallpaper is required.
Apply non-woven wallpaper directly to the pre-pasted wall being sure that the first drop is hung plumb. Use a wallpaper tool or brush to smooth down the wallpaper, from the centre to the edges of the roll. Immediately wipe away any paste that squeezes out and do not leave any on the surface of the wallpaper. Also be sure to wipe the ceiling and skirting to remove any paste and protect the face of the wallpaper when cleaning.
To hang the second drop, look to see where the pattern matches at the joins and position carefully. After three drops have been hung, examine the installed panels for uniformity in colour before proceeding with the entire job. Continue from left to right hanging each drop. Seams should be butt fitted and the wallpaper should be free of air and paste bubbles. Clients may ask for an overlap or no overlap.
Trim the excess wallpaper off at the top and bottom of each drop with a wallpaper ruler and a sharp cutter with snap-off blades.
Allow to dry
This may take a few day depending on the wallpaper and the atmospheric conditions in the room. Do not try to speed up the drying time so do not turn on an air conditioner or fan.
Years later the non-woven wallpaper will be simple to remove if the correct paste has been used. Simply pull off the wallpaper by hand in sheets. The wall stays dry and undamaged, making it easy to re-apply a new non-woven wallpaper.
Wallpaper can be easily washed so dirt, dust and other non-staining marks can be simply washed off using a mild detergent and a damp cloth making sure you do not get the wallpaper too wet. Please use caution when cleaning as Eye Candy Decor cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage during cleaning.