Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â 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 5.0Â 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 5.0Â 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 5.0Â 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 3.0 out of 5.0Â by katiefs Beautiful, but won't stay stuck!
I wanted to use this wallpaper for my bathroom ceiling. I spent half a day cutting squares of it and pasting them up there (easier than long strips, and the pattern is easy to match up). The next morning, nearly all of them were on the floor. Maybe this is my mistake for using squares, which means more edges. But even the remaining pieces have been slowly peeling away.
So why am I not giving a terrible review, considering this wallpaper did not do the one thing it is supposed to do? Well, it's absolutely gorgeous paper, even better than I hoped, and the thick texture means it's much easier to hang than smooth paper. It's still exactly what I want for my ceiling. So I went ahead and bought a tub of wallpaper paste. I will get this paper onto my ceiling one way or another!
October 7, 2014