Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sydneyu Great wallpaper
Used to cover serious imperfections in small hallway. Paper is thick and great at concealing uneven surfaces. Paper isn't pre-pasted, use lots of paste to adhere.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GussieGus Very nice product.
This wallpaper was exactly what I wanted to use as feature wall in our 1977 home. All the walls were painted a pretty retro color, but the feature wall was the biggest and needed a nice focal point that was not only textured but looked appropriate to the era.
This wallpaper process is definitely a two person job, no exceptions! This will test all your martial frustrations so fighting will ensue. The key is to have adequate lighting, a huge open workspace (like a drop clothed floor) to lay the wallpaper out the exact length, and the ability to apply the paste (that's another review.) Also, plan your entire day to do this in large scale. No rushing or you will not be pleased. I'm not going to lie, it can be a difficult project if you have never applied traditional wallpaper. If this was the "dip in water pre-pasted" wallpaper, it would not be that hard.
Wear the appropriate attire: shoes, gloves, eyewear. And use the correct tools for application! THIS IS KEY! I bought the kit, worked awesome. Follow all the timing rules, they DO make a difference.
The only suggestion that is not mentioned in all the guidelines in the piece cutting. On the seams (we had 5!) I would suggest "ripping" bits into the bricks AND ONLY the bricks (not the grout line) that line up. The textured feature really needs that rough uneven texture to pull off the "seamless blend" look. Also, DO make the seams overlap a bit since as they dry they shrink and you don't wanted 'butted seams' that are obvious. USE THE SEAM ROLLER like it's going out of style after application before the paste dries.
BEST finishing tip I learned myself is after the dry time (We applied in July and it was rainy! So give yourself extra dry time, about a day before any finishing like paint)...I used white trim caulking to fill in the seams that overlapped but would not stay flat. Use it like a "glue" and clean up like a caulking job and roll flat. Then use a light to shine along the wall to see if there are any loose/flappy/or raised seams ridges.
We painted it traditional white with a quality paint and people have to touch it and feel the texture because they don't believe it's not real brick.
GOOD LUCK, hope this helps!
October 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katrina Love it!
I am redoing my kitchen with a lot of problems on the wall built in 1940's plus they are 9 foot to the ceiling. It hides a lot of imperfections.. I have ripped it trying to get it on the wall and it just goes back together and you can not find the rip. Moves easy to line up.. Great to work with..
February 25, 2015