Material

WHAT IS PANYL?

PANYL is a Do-it-Yourself wrap for customizing IKEA furniture and other custom home-improvement projects.

WHAT IS PANYL MADE OF?

PANYL is made of self-adhesive, pressure-sensitive vinyl that is specifically designed for interior and exterior architectural use.

HOW DOES PANYL WORK?

PANYL sticks directly to the surface of your furniture.  

HOW HARD IS PANYL TO INSTALL?

If you can fold a paper airplane or wrap a present, you can install PANYL. We provide simple installation instructions and a practice piece with each order. 

WILL FADE OR RUB OFF?

Colors and textures will not fade or smudge. If properly cleaned and maintained PANYL can last as long as the furniture it's stuck to.

IS IT WATERPROOF?

PANYL acts as an extra waterproof barrier between your furniture surface and contact with liquid. (But it won't stick to wet or waterlogged surfaces)

IS PANYL FIRE-RATED?

Yes. PANYL is a Class A fire retardant when applied to a surface.

HOW DO I CLEAN PANYL?

You can use almost any household cleaner on PANYL, but avoid using abrasives such as Ajax or steel wool, which may leave scratches. For tougher ink stains use denatured alcohol. 

WILL IT PEEL?

As long as the original surface was not dirty or wet, and no excess PANYL protrudes at the edges, PANYL won't peel.

HOW DURABLE IS PANYL?

PANYL is scratch resistant and very durable.  However PANYL should not be used on cutting surfaces or come in contact with anything sharp. Care for it as you would for any other item with a custom finish, and it will maintain its original appearance.

IS PANYL REMOVEABLE?

It depends on the strength of the original finish. It causes no damage to hard, thick surfaces, such as glass, metal, or laminate or strong enamel, lacquer or paint layers. For all other surfaces you should test first.

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DO YOU SELL IKEA FURNITURE/PARTS?

No we DO NOT! We sell flexible, self-adhesive finishes that you apply to your new or existing furniture.

WHAT DO YOU SEND AS SAMPLES?

Samples are 2 ½ x 4 inch pieces of actual material, so that you can examine the adhesive side and test the application.

ARE YOUR PRODUCT PHOTOS ACCURATE?

No! Photos on this site show actual PANYL, but product images are digitally processed to display the various patterns.  The only way to know what a given PANYL pattern actually looks like is to see it in person.   Please order samples to help you make the best choice.

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YOUR WEBSITE DOESN'T SHOW THE IKEA ITEM I WANT TO PANYL. CAN I STILL ORDER PANYL FOR THIS ITEM?

YES! Although we are continually adding new IKEA products to our site, there are far too many for us to display all of them. If you don't see your item, please contact us and be sure to include a link to the item on the IKEA website, a description of which parts you would like to PANYL and which PANYL patterns you want. We will respond by e-mail with a price quote.

HOW DO I ORDER CUSTOM CUTS?

Custom orders are priced by taking the total number of linear feet required to cut out all of the requested PANYLs in a given color, plus a flat cut fee of $3 for each custom PANYL in the order. Use a millimeter measuring tape to take accurate measurements of the length and width of each of the surfaces you plan to PANYL. Determine based on these measurements how long a sheet of four-foot wide material is needed to cut out all of the shapes you require. Factor in a border of at least a quarter inch around each shape.

When you have determined the correct number of feet you need to order based on the dimensions of the shapes you need cut, place an order for PANYL by-the-foot in the appropriate quantity of linear feet and the desired number of shapes.

IMPORTANT: Include a note in your cart listing the exact dimensions in millimeters for each PANYL you want cut, as well as the desired direction of any woodgrains. We will contact you if we need any additional information to complete your order.

CAN I ORDER BULK SHEETS?

PANYL can be ordered in any desired number of linear feet. A linear foot is 1 foot long by 4 feet wide. Order any length of material in 1 foot increments up to 165 feet - the length of an entire factory roll.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MANY LINEAR FEET TO ORDER?

Make a diagram with all of the pieces you need arranged in a four-foot high row. This height corresponds to the factory width of the material. Make sure you include at least a quarter of an inch of empty space in between shapes, as well as between the shapes and the edges of the row. Order the number of linear feet necessary to allow all of shapes to be cut.

Keep in mind that all woodgrain patterns are oriented in the long direction. Thus, for horizontal woodgrains the maximum width is four feet.

 

Installation

WHICH EDGE SHOULD I START WITH?

The paper backing will have arrows pointing in the "up" direction. Apply your PANYL from the top down. For doors and drawers with knobs, make sure the hole on your surface is positioned correctly, before you begin application. This is especially important for woodgrains, which are unidirectional. If you want a horizontal orientation for your woodgrains or textured patterns, rotate your door or drawer 90 degrees and start from the side edge.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE AIR BUBBLES WHEN STICKING PANYL ON A SURFACE?

Don't worry about small bubbles. Panyl is specially designed to allow air to escape - gently smooth them out as you lay the PANYL onto the surface, and watch them disappear!

Large air bubbles or creases may be too large to smooth out. You can easily avoid these by allowing the PANYL to make contact with the surface a little at a time. If you do create a large bubble or crease, gently pull the PANYL away from the surface until the bubble is gone, and proceed normally.

WHAT IF THE PANYL VEERS OFF COURSE AS I'M APPLYING IT?

PANYL's adhesive is engineered to be pressure sensitive. It won't fully stick to the surface until you've smoothed it down. If you notice you are drifting out of line with your surface, reposition your PANYL and start again.

WHAT IF I SEE A CREASE IN THE PANYL AFTER I APPLY IT?

For small creases, position a hot blow dryer 10-12 inches away from the spot for for a few seconds, and gently smooth the creases with your fingers or a felt pad.

IS IT REMOVABLE?

Yes, however the potential to cause damage to the original surface varies depending on the original finish.  The harder and thicker the original finish, the less PANYL is likely to damage it if removed. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the least damageable and 1 being the most, glass or polished metal would be a 10, and wallpaper or drywall would be 1. Everything else is in the middle.

HOW CAN I REMOVE PANYL?

PANYL's pressure-sensitive adhesive only starts to "cure" after you have smoothed it down, and isn't fully cured until about 24 hours later. To remove PANYL during installation, peel off a corner, and pull back slowly and evenly so that you are applying reverse pressure to the entire release front at once.  Otherwise you may stretch or deform the sheet, making it harder to lay down flat again.

For permanent removal, always pay careful attention to the hardness of the original finish (see "Is PANYL removeable, above).  When in doubt, just go slowly, use plenty of heat, and call us if you are in doubt, preferably BEFORE you decide to wing it.   The thinner and softer the finish, the slower and more gently you must pull, and the more thoroughly you need to heat as you go. Before you begin peeling, heat the entire PANYLed surface thoroughly and gently with a hair dryer. Then release from a corner, and slowly lift the PANYL up at a 30-45-degree angle.  Hold the hair dryer 2-3 inches from the PANYL as you pull.  Heat the side covered by the PANYL with one hand,and pull up slowly and gently with the other.  Once the material becomes very soft and pliable, you can remove it from even the weakest surfaces with hardly any risk of damage.  Pull up a small area, then stop and peel an adjacent or nearby spot.   You will quickly figure out how much heat to use and how hard to pull.  But always be diligent, because pulling a little too hard, in the one cold spot you forgot to heat, can be the difference between having your cake and eating it, or heading back to the cart for a new batch, permanent batch of PANYL.

Use these guidelines if you intend to remove PANYL at some point, and if you are ever in doubt or if you run into trouble, contact us before you proceed any further. 

WHAT IF DUST PARTICLES GET UNDER THE PANYL DURING INSTALL?

Occasionally a small spec of dust may remain on your surface and become stuck to the underside of the PANYL you are applying. Avoid this by wiping your surfaces clean before application, and do it in a clean work space. However if this does happen, cut a small square from the practice sheet that came with your order. Peel back the PANYL and press the adhesive side of your practice square against the dust particle so that the dust particle is transferred to the practice square. Repeat when necessary.

WHAT IF A SMALL BORDER OF THE SURFACE IS STILL VISIBLE AFTER I APPLY MY PANYL?

This is normal. Each PANYL is cut to fit just inside the edge banding of flat-pack doors and drawers. This makes it easier to align your PANYL and also protects its edges from dents and dings. We recommend using black/dark surfaces whenever possible, this will make any small borders virtually unnoticeable. Also keep in mind that small borders are even less noticeable in larger installations where you've got multiple surfaces next to each other.

Shipping

HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?

USA Orders for more than $25 (after discounts) are eligible for free standard shipping.  Standard shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or USPS 1st Class Mail, depending on the order weight. Please keep in mind that we don't guarantee delivery timeframes or tracking availability for orders shipped via the US Postal Service.

If you require a guaranteed delivery timeframe or the ability to track your order, please select our any of our USPS Priority, UPS or Fedex options when you check out.

For shipping cost estimates, follow these  steps:

1. Add the product sizes and quantities you are interested in ordering to your cart. 

2. In your cart, input your country, state/province and Zip/postal code into the shipping calculator

3. Click the "calculate shipping" button to display the available shipping methods and shipping costs for the items in the cart.

DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

We ship worldwide using USPS, Fedex and UPS. Please see the instructions above for estimating shipping costs.

Most international PANYL customers select US Postal Service delivery, which is reliable and significantly more affordable than couriers. However international packages sent by US Postal Service are not trackable, and delivery timeframes are inconsistent and unpredictable. 80% of all shipments take from 8-10 business days to arrive.  However, in extreme cases US packages can take up to 45 days, even to Canada!!!   All of our international orders are fully insured, however we cannot ship a replacement order for a missing package until 45 days have elapsed from the date of shipment.  If 45 days have elapsed and you still don't have your order, please contact us for a replacement.

Please be sure to double check your shipping address when placing an order, and only use a shipping address where you are certain your local post office will be able to deliver.   We cannot be responsible for shipments that are sent to a wrong address or that are unclaimed after delivery has been attempted.

If you require a guaranteed delivery timeframe or a tracking number, please contact us for a courier quote.

All customs duties, fees and local taxes are the customer's sole responsibility.  We do not track duty rates or customs fees for foreign countries, so please do your own research before placing an order if you are concerned about import-related costs.

Returns

WHAT IS PANYL'S RETURN POLICY?

Unopened PANYL in the original packing material can be returned within 21 days for store credit, less outbound shipping cost. Returns must be received in new condition with the the backing fully intact. Avoid returns by ordering samples! Contact us by e-mail or at 888-788-2426 if you are unsure about actual colors, about what PANYL is or about how PANYL works. If your order has a defect or error, please email us a description of the problem (including photos if possible). We'll email you a shipping label for the return package. If you change your mind or make a mistake ordering, please return the unused original items in their original packaging for store credit.

Please send unused items in their original packaging to: 

PANYL, Inc.
132 12th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Attention: Returns

When we receive the returned items, we'll issue a gift card for store credit, a refund or send out replacements as the case may be.