This decal is HUGE, life size is an understatement. I laid it out on the floor and about an hour later started to peel it for placement. First time doing something this large and I stumbled and fell on the decal half on and half off, thought it was ruined. With all my strength I managed to pull it back apart from itself. Got it on the wall and smoothed out and its not noticeable at all that I folded it onto itself. Very pleased.