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Our children are fans of the tot’s TV series In the Night Garden, and as such, they have a wide array of various merchandise from the programme. One of the ones we have been most disappointed with has been their Night Garden wallpaper border. The children love stickers and we have painted walls in their bedrooms (not wallpaper). As such, they were marking their walls with stickers and we decided to invest is an official In the Night Garden wallpaper self adhesive border. We bought this online from Play and paid £15 per 5 metre roll.
It looked and sounded good quality on the screen and reviews seemed pretty positive. We have used self-adhesive wallpaper borders before for the children’s rooms and they have been fine. We needed something that would be able to successfully adhere to painted walls and that was going to be durable and would be able to be removed without leaving any marks afterwards.
The roll looked really good when we opened the pack. It was bold and colourful and really appealed to the twins, who were both delighted that they were going to have Night Garden characters around their respective room. The border was very easy to apply and appeared to stick well.. The characters were an excellent likeness and it looked good for the duration it remained stuck to the walls.
Very quickly the border soon showed signs of coming away from the walls. Initially this started in the uppermost corners, eventually going down the sides and then across the full length. This was only happening on the wall where the radiators were initially so we thought that it was possibly the heat from the radiators traveling upwards and drying out the adhesive on the rolls.
We attempted to rectify the problem by using In The Night Garden individual stickers to keep the border on the wall but it soon became apparent that it was also coming away from the walls where there were no radiators also. To add to the disappointment, where the border came away from the wall, there was clear evidence of the fact that a self-adhesive had been applied to the wall as it was badly marked and this was impossible to remove. We have since taken down the borders and I have repainted the walls to get ridden of the last of the stubborn marks.
Unfortunately, I don’t think this is a product we are able to recommend, primarily due to the fact that it simply was such a great disappointment and did not live up to expectations. It wasn’t a cheap wallpaper border, by any means. The children were disappointed it didn’t remain on their bedroom walls for very long and although the patterns were bright and bold and very eye catching, unfortunately it was not a value for money product.
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A bit of wallpaper adhesive from a diy store would probably have done the trick, but that's by the by really, as it shouldn't have been necessary. A Concise review that covers all key points - VH. Regards, Mike.
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