27 February 2023 Tags: ,

Can you turn a photo into a mural?  Yes! Watch our YouTube tutorial below to see how you can make custom photo wallpaper murals like we did for celebrity designer, Jackie Glass, on an episode of Cityline!

Watch: How to Make a Photo Mural

As a wildly popular design expert, Jackie Glass creates stunning rooms, many of which are photographed by professional photographers. She tasked the team at About Murals to turn a photo into wallpaper to use on set. Here’s what she says about her custom photo wall mural:

“This is a recent project that I did and we have turned it into a mural for the purpose of our demo.  It was done by About Murals and I think they did a really great job.  I feel like I’m actually in that kitchen space again!” says celebrity designer, Jackie Glass.  (1:34)

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Where to Get Photos for Custom Printed Wallpaper

Not sure where to find a photo so you can print your own wallpaper? There are four ways to find a photo for your custom picture wallpaper. Learn about each type on YouTube by clicking below:

  1. A vintage photo negative
  2. A photo from your own high quality digital camera
  3. A photo from a professional photographer
  4. A photo from a stock image website

What Resolution Should Photos Be for Wall Mural?

A calculation to explain what resolution should photos be for wall mural

What is the best image size for printing wallpaper? At a very minimum, we need an image with at least 25 dpi (or dots per square inch) so your photo wall mural looks clear.

DPI CALCULATION: If you have a photo that is 6000 pixels wide and a wall that’s 144″ wide, simply calculate 6000 / 144 which gives you 41.7 dpi or dots per square inch. The more dots per square inch, the better your picture wall mural will look.

We’re happy to look at your photo to see if it’s high enough quality to print. Simply message us and send a link to the image you like online or attach your photo, and we’ll have our graphic designer take a peek.

How Much is Custom Wallpaper?

Shop custom wall murals Toronto to find out how much is custom wallpaper by visiting AboutMurals.ca.

The custom wallpaper printing cost isn’t as much as you might think. Visit our online shop and either choose a popular size or click the “Create a Custom Size” link to add your exact wall width and height. You’ll receive an immediate quote online.

The cost of the custom wallpaper mural includes basic set up of your photo by a top graphic designer, the wallpaper itself, a digital proof for approval and shipping within Canada or the Contiguous USA.

Photo Wallpaper Installation

Photo wallpaper installation by Adrienne Scanlan of About Murals while on set at Cityline in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As a trusted supplier of the Cityline studios, we hang our custom photo wallpaper murals for celebrity designers and producers. We offer photo wallpaper installation services for clients in the greater Hamilton / Toronto areas, too.  If you live elsewhere, you can find a pro at the Wallcovering Installers Association.

BUT our customizable wall paper is easy to hang for you DIY enthusiasts out there!  Here are some quick facts about our bespoke wallpaper:

  • You can order your photo wall mural in 18″ wide panels OR 36″ wide panels. The 18″ wide panels are best for DIYers and the 36″ wide panels are great for those with more wallpaper hanging experience.
  • The panels are pre-measured and numbered for you, so you always know what order to hang your custom photo wallpaper mural in.
  • Easily match the pattern at the seams perfectly, because our photo murals are printed on prepasted wallpaper. Activate with water and they slide around on the wall for up to two minutes, unlike peel and stick wallpaper.
  • Follow this step-by-step installation video to help you along!

Is Photo Wallpaper Removable?

Custom Photo Wallpaper Murals, as seen on Cityline with Jackie Glass, are removable and reusable from About Murals.

The experts at Cityline need fresh walls after each show is taped, and they trust our custom photo wallpaper murals because they’re removable.

Made from a durable, non-woven wallpaper, it’s strong enough to stay put for years. But when you’re ready, just pull each panel off the wall – dry!  You’ll be ready to redecorate in just minutes with no damage to the paint or drywall.

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About the Author: 

Adrienne is the owner and founder of About Murals. Her work has been featured on Cityline, HGTV, The DIY Network, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun. She enjoys writing about trends in wallpaper murals and creating videos teaching DIYers how to hang wallpaper. You can reach her at adrienne@aboutmurals.ca.

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