See our answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.
Throughout our site you’ll notice Casart icons placed by our products. Each icon represents a different type of covering. Clicking on them will bring you to these descriptions below. We currently have three main types of coverings: Casart Regular, Casart Light, Casart Clear and now Casart Lustre. We’ve found that our customers are looking for distinct coverings for their individual needs. All four coverings have different thicknesses and are suitable if you’re looking for a quick fix or a high-end, designer finish.
Our printing uses the newest UV (and some latex) print technology that is substantially greener than solvent, with no VOC’s, true color and rich, vivid impact. This state-of-the-art print technology allows us to also print white ink. UV inks contain no hazardous materials that instantly harden when exposed to UV light. While printed at high speeds they require lower energy than other print technologies to cure and do not re-solubulize after curing, giving a very durable surface and consistent color. They are free of antifungal or antimicrobial additives and heavy metals, perfect for a nursery, hospital, elder care and other sensitive as well as standard interior environments. There is no need to worry or second-guess the environmental advantage of using this print technology as well as our materials. Since our wallcovering is not mass produced, there is less environmental impact to custom print only what is ordered. The reason we take these measures is to do our small part in making a difference. Our wallcoverings are recyclable but dependent on individual state and local city procedures.
Casart Regular – highest standard repositionable, removable and reusable wallcovering available. Exceeds codes for residential and commercial use. Type II, Class A (18 ml / 20 oz), mildew/stain resistant and fire-retardant, color fast, washable vinyl material for medium to heavy duty use. It has a slight texture to mimic a wall surface with limited flash back reflection. Inks appear vibrant with slight sheen & very durable. May be removed and reused more than 50 times.
Casart Light – a polysynthetic fabric that is lightweight version of our Casart Regular with a smoother finish. It is Type 1 Class A commercial quality for light duty use. Perfect for ceilings as well as walls. Repositionable, removable and may be reused (6 ml / 7 oz). Matte with smooth surface. Prints crisp, vivid images on a high-white point background. Not as durable as Casart Regular but may be reused.
Casart Lustre – (in development) a sophisticated, soft-brushed metallic, wallcovering that has the look of a luxurious fabric but all the practical benefits of a durable 11 ml / 13 oz, heavy-duty, commercial-grade vinyl for your designer, commercial and residential projects. More for a traditional application. Coming soon to the Asia Blossom Plum-Almond Branches Mural as well as other Scenoiserie Collection and Custom designs. Please inquire for more details.
If you are uncertain about which Casart Regular or Casart Light material you want a design printed in, here’s a quick visual difference between the two with the differences described above in mind.
About Color Due to variances among individual color monitor calibrations, the colors that appear on your screen may not be exact to the standardized colors used for printing. If a more precise color match than you see on the screen is important to you, please request samples prior to ordering. Because wallcoverings are custom printed upon ordering, all sales are final.
Also, we have a Casart Society6 Shop with accessories that coordinate with many of our designs as well as a limited number of coordinating, all-weather (indoor – outdoor) Casart Décor pillow slipcovers for your consideration.
Our Standard Sizes are the following but certain designs and artwork have different sizes:
- Bookcase Backing — 52 in w x 4 ft h (18 sf)
- Small Roll — 52 in w x 8 ft h (35 sf)
- Medium Roll — 52 in w x 10 ft h (44 sf)
- Large Roll — 52 in w x 12 ft h (52 sf)
Although we no longer offer Stair Riser and Border sizes, these can be easily cut from larger rolls.
You can add your dimensions into our Calculator to determine how much wallcovering you might need.
Click on the question to reveal the answer with these FAQ.
There is no minimum order size on our four standard size offerings, but when placing a small square footage order, such as for samples or certain custom requests, we may have to delay printing briefly until we amass sufficient square footage to cover our labor and print costs.
Except for some samples, we do not carry stock items. All orders are custom printed upon ordering. Some samples may be backordered. For these and any item larger than a sample, please allow up to a 2 week, (14 business day) turnaround. This incudes five business days for the order to be printed and extra days to be shipped. Depending on when the order is placed, for example on a Friday, the print will not go into queue until Monday.
Our designs can be printed on three different types of repositionable wallcovering. Casart Regular is highest-quality, durable and thick, 20 oz and 18ml (with backing sheet), Type II, Class A, poly-cotton, slightly textured, canvas-like, vinyl material that is mildew/stain resistant, fire-retardant and commercial grade. Casart Light is smoother and lighter weight, 7 oz, 6 ml, a polysynthetic fabric with a repositionable, water-based, self-adhesive backing that allows for quick and easy installation, removal, storage, and reuse. It can be used on walls, multiple surfaces as well as ceilings. Some designs like our Faux Glass Mosaic Tile can be printed on Casart Clear, a clear 4 ml, 5 oz, repositionable film. Designs can print differently on each material. Casart Lustre is a silver metallic with a brushed, stainless-steel look. It is in development and is a traditionally applied wallcovering (about 11 ml / 13 oz) that looks like a soft, luxurious fabric but is heavy-duty vinyl. It is best to order a sample or samples first to test color, feel and overall appearance.
You can click our Shop link to see a feature visual of all the collections. You’ll also find all our design collections listed in the Shop dropdown on the website’s top navigation bar. You can click on individual collections this way. Some more popular designs appear as “fly-outs” in this list to bring you directly to their product pages. You can also search for a particular design or color in the search bar. If you’d like to view all our products in a list format with product page links, please click our Sitemap.
Suitable surfaces are pre-painted, interior walls, cabinets or doors with an eggshell or higher finish (preferably in latex). Note this product has been tested on smooth finished surfaces, as well as ceilings, and in bathrooms, without harming the surfaces. Casart wallcoverings have been used in bathrooms but the product is best suited for long term use in low humidity conditions and should not be applied over any visible mold or mildew, or peeling paint or untreated wallboard. The adhesion is guaranteed up to one year, provided proper methods are taken to prep the wall surface before installation. Product may also be adhered to glass and other smooth surfaces. If newly painted, wait a week before installing. The walls should be clean, dry and free of dust. Do not use cleansers as they may affect adhesion.
No, but our UV and lates inks are stable and durable and made to last. They do not scratch when wiped with a soft damp cloth or sponge. They should not be scrubbed, as no ink will resist this abrasion. If extra protection is desired, especially for “high trafficked” areas, like a backsplash or in a bathroom, a clear, polycrylic, protective laminate (e.g. Miniwax brand) in matte, satin or gloss sheen can be rolled on with a foam roller. This can be purchased from any hardware store to apply.
It may be cleaned with a mild damp cloth or soft sponge using soap and water. It is not necessary, but for extra protection, a liquid laminate topcoat may be applied with a foam roller once installed. A protective laminate is clear and water-based, does not yellow or crack, and has a non-drip consistency. This can also be used to make some designs like Faux Glass Mosaic Tile, particularly as a kitchen backsplash appear high gloss. Most hardware stores carry a version in different sheens (e.g Minwax brand polycrylic).
Although your Casart should adhere to a surface as long as you want, this will depend on the surface preparation and how often it is removed and reused. FYI: we’ve had Casart installed in our own homes for over 8 years and these have been removed and reused multiple times with no problem.
No, providing the surface was properly prepared before installation. Try this test, if your walls can withstand the packaging tape test then they are OK but the PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) will uplift any areas where paint is unstable — peeling or bubbling and not properly prepped + the finish should be eggshell for short term or higher, satin or semigloss, for long term use. We do not recommend installing over flat paint, particularly if on drywall or over existing wallpaper. Don’t fret if you have this situation, we have a solution! If cannot paint the wall, a clear, polycrylic laminate in matte – gloss sheen can be rolled on. This does not change the underlying paint color, but simply adds a clear protective layer. (Minwax and other hardware store brands are good.) Wait at least 24 hours or longer and then install your Casart wallcovering.
Save the peel-away backing in order to store your Casart. Once removed and repositioned on corresponding backing sheet, you can roll the Casart and store in the original packaging. View our video link on the About Wallcovering page for how to reuse by reverse-rolling the backing sheet and rolling the wallcovering onto it as you roll it down the wall.
There will be no residue left behind on the surface.
Yes, but with a 52″ wide Casart panel, it may be helpful to have another person to assist in positioning, although you can reposition until satisfactory position is achieved. If you don’t feel comfortable peeling the backing sheet, positioning on the wall and pressing to the surface, then please contact us so we can refer you to a wallpaper installer in your area. We want to make it as easy and convenient for you to install as possible. View our About Wallcovering page for a quick installation video to see how easy it really is!
Yes, instructions for installation are located on the About Wallcovering page on our website. Click the caterpillar for our specs and the butterfly for our installation.
A $30 discount will be applied to your next order (of $200 or more) upon receiving a video of your purchased Casart being installed (does not apply to samples). Customers will receive a $20 off coupon for emailing us your before and after Casart installation pictures.
Casart coverings, LLC accepts Visa, MasterCard through PayPal. Paypal orders will be processed once funds are received.
You will need to find the square footage of your wall space. Measure the height of your wall. Measure the length of the wall to be covered. Multiply these two numbers to get the square feet (sf) of your wall. Each Casart has the square foot measurement listed to determine which size bests fits your needs. Please refer to our specs pdf for additional measuring details.
If the design you are choosing contains a pattern, then add the repeat measurement height to the total maximum height and the repeat pattern width to the total maximum width figure, for extra flexibility in the positioning while installing. In most cases the repeat measurement can be found near the bottom of the design once clicked on the thumbnail within the design page gallery to view in a larger window. Calculate the square footage of each wall based on this total maximum height multiplied by the maximum width measurements in feet. Continue to figure out each wall space square footage by this method and add each one together. This is the total square footage needed. Please refer to our specs pdf by clicking on the caterpillar and butterfly (installation instructions) on our About Wallcovering page for additional pattern repeat information.
With over 120 different designs and over 6,000 variations, we have many art wallcoverings and murals that do not have a pattern. All Casart wallcovering is professional artist designed with original hand-painted designs & finishes without onsite labor. Our standard offerings can be customized to paint color and size requirements. The wallcoverings are further customizeable by using acrylic paint, markers, crayons and stamps. We have colorways in single-color, contour outline for this purpose.
If you believe you made an error in your order, please call us within 24 hours and we will try to accommodate you, but once an order had been processed and in our print queue, we cannot change it.
All sales are final upon order.
Yes, we encourage doing this. 8″ x 10″ samples are available for order. It is helpful to order several samples and place them adjacent to one another on your surface to achieve a more realistic idea of the final affect. Samples can be ordered at the bottom of each of the product pages in the drop down choices. Select the Size 8 x 10 dropdown first and a Composite Sample becomes the choice available for the Color/Style dropdown for designs with multiple colorways. If the design you are most interested in does not have a sample available, please consider ordering a Custom Sample to review the materials.
Upon purchasing, a special discount code is sent to the customer with their sample. It is up to the customer to use this code to reimburse the cost of their standard sample when a larger order of $50 or more is placed.
Custom color samples are required as part of the process for approving custom colors or designs prior to printing larger custom orders. They include some labor fee for creating and color-matching a custom sample and therein are not reimbursable, but their shipping is included in the price.
The ordering process is secure and uses SSL encryption technology through Paypal.
Only for those orders placed in VA, is a 6% sales tax required.
Yes, you will receive an email once your order has been shipped. You may track your order through the link provided in your shipping confirmation email.
All non-sample orders are shipped via FedEx. We send you a tracking number when the order ships. Shipping methods may vary due to size, weight and location. Samples are usually sent via USPS standard mail. International shipments are sent using DHL. Presently all orders except samples require a signature as proof of delivery. Please make sure someone is available to receive your order. You may want to consider shipping to your work to avoid the extra fees that Fedex charges for ground, home-delivery and especially if someone can sign for your package.
Delivery times vary according to whether or not the order is for a stock item or a custom order requiring extra design time, proofs, etc. Standard print and delivery times are typically 2 – 2.5 weeks (14 business days) but in reality usually much less. Most samples are in stock, however, we typically hold an order until backordered samples can be printed before sending.
No. If you do not have a street mailing address, perhaps you can have your order sent to a friend who does.
Yes, but please contact us since shipping rates will vary and must be arranged directly through custom invoicing using DHL as the carrier or through the purchaser’s shipping account. We have shipped to these following countries with no problems: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Italy, Hong Kong, China. Contact us about adding yours to the list.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or concerns.
You can email us at [email protected], or through our Contact Form by giving us some information regarding your project or you may call us. Our office calling hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm EST. We look forward to hearing from you!