Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ladysmyth painting ideas
Used this wallpaper in a bathroom (ceiling) and as a border under it, one tile wide. Painted the walls up to the paper, then tacked a painted molding over the join...no cutting in and it is perfect! It is a great way to add architectural interest without the $$$ and labour of crown molding, and really visually raises the height of the room, even in a small space. Lots of positive comments on this ceiling!
Used it as a temporary backsplash in the kitchen, too. Painted the paper a solid colour, then used a hard rubber roller (brayer...available in art supply stores) to roll on metallics. The hard rubber roller only paints the raised areas...so it looks amazing. Careful brushing with the flat of a brush would work too. Antiquing would look great...paint it with a metallic and then rub a darker colour into the grooves. Varithane over the whole works gave it what it needed to stand up to being a backsplash. This was a STUNNING look with minimal effort, and again, rave reviews.
I did use extra paste...it gave me time to slide things into perfect alignment, and I had absolutely NO problems with installation or upkeep.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoodEye Excellent option for covering walls
I first discovered paintable wallpaper while living in Germany over 20 years ago and was very impressed with the sophisticated look it provided. I am not a big wallpaper fan except when it comes to this product. I find that it is easier to install than the coloured patterned wallpaper you see most often and it appeals to a wider range of tastes. A big advantage over other wallpaper is that you just need to repaint with a new colour to create a new feel. Paintable wallpaper comes in various textures and is an excellent alternative for those who have some design talent and want to be different. A word of caution, make sure it is completely dry before painting.
November 14, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrRuth Love it, but learn how to put it up.
LOVE IT, see photos.
First, you HAVE to use a mildew resistant Primer on a smooth surface, because this vinyl is white but somewhat sheer and shows discolorations underneath. It is also stretchy, so draw your guideline on the ceiling. You MUST use Wallpaper Adhesive--buy the one for HIGH HUMIDITY (even though it is pre-pasted). Forget about buying those long crescent shaped brushes to smooth down the paper after you hang it--this paper is embossed/the design is raised, and you will destroy the paper and really mess the application up if you use that--BUY a rubberized roller to smooth the paper down. Buy a wallpaper tray, and when ready to wet the paper, absolutely roll the paper wrong-side out to place in water, and use only HOT bathtub water to keep rolling it in -- use an egg timer for how long it sits in the water (by directions), and immediately book it (fold the glue side to the glue side to work on each other). Do NOT use a paint roller on the ceiling to apply the Wallpaper Adhesive, because the lumpy roller covers leave enough uneven spaces without glue that you will pay for it later--so use an old fashioned big paint brush and do it by hand to get full coverage and smoothly--it will actually go faster doing it. It's best to get a high level standing stool to be close to the ceiling. Buy some of the seam glue and apply it as needed--in high humidity it stays put like Elmer's glue, but the adhesive paste will pucker and then re-stick itself when you have used a roller instead of the hand brush. Don't let someone stick the far end of the paper to the ceiling so that it will be off the floor, and expect you to peel it down as you go to reset it because it STRETCHES the paper, and you ll find yourself in another mess. Go slow, make people who help you actually hold it up behind you, or drape it across something wide and tall! Do not try to trim the floor board edges or top with a knife while wet, this paper doesn't cut like paper, it will mess up the paper, let it dry a bit to trim. All in all it's worth doing it right!
January 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brinkj Paintable tile wall paper
I wanted a copper metal, tile look for my back splash , but couldn't find an economical option. Until I say this textured paintable wall paper. I used copper acrylic paint. Applied it with a small paint roller . Two coats later,and a gloss mod podge sealer, and I have a made to order copper back splash. My sisters liked it so well, that they want to do theirs too.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LDinTexas This wallpaper looks awesome!
I wallpapered my arched entry way ceiling with this paper. It was easy to hang and it looks great! I did use a little bit of paste on a few edges, but not much. The prepaste works really well. I painted mine with a bronze metallic paint and then sponged on aged copper to give it dimension. People who see it are amazed by it. I am very happy with my project. Looks just like tin ceiling times but only a fraction of the price!
February 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChiTownCheryl Great Tin Ceiling Look!
We had to replace our ceiling, so when we did, I wasn't too keen on the idea of getting a smooth, flawless sanding since it's an old home, and I wanted to do something like this on it anyway. I worked with 3-4 ft sections at a time. If I had the chance to do it again, I would solicit help and do as long a strip as possible to minimize the having to match up. Otherwise, I love it! Everyone is complimenting it! Make sure you prime before hand.
February 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DLAL Love paintable embossed wallpaper!
Went up easily --looks great -- covers any imperfections in the wall.
July 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Azureskye absolutley Loved this wallpaper after it was painted !
I wanted a different look for Our guest bathroom and chose this wallpaper because of it's texture and it is paintable. Turned out just as I pictured it ! However, I had to order a third roll because, when wet ( or too wet ) it tears very easily. I suggest taking a sponge and wiping some of the glue off after soaking but...NOT too much. It went up easily and into place with no problem. I let the wallpaper dry a good 2 days before painting. I also used a textured paint roller ( I chose one for masonry ) it worked very well. A regular roller did not work very well at all. If you prepare the walls as per instructions, works great.
April 7, 2015