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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LarryB Unrealistic expectation
My unrealistic expectation was to wallpaper my fissured ceiling tile creating an elegant appearance from very commercial looking tiles. We inherited ceiling tiles when we bought the house and decided that we'll purchase this and adhere it to the tiles. I bought wallpaper adhesive just in case it was needed and boy was it needed. I assumed that adhering to the tiles would pose some challenge but never did I think that the adhesive from the wallpaper would be so bad. Anyway, I have quite a few tiles that have bubbled up. FYI, I mostly used the back of the fissured tiles and while that worked better it wasn't perfect. Apparently, the best way to apply this wallpaper to fissured ceiling tiles is to keep the wallpaper dry and apply lots of wallpaper glue. Then, paint the tile. I used a metallic gold spray paint and that turned out really nice and hides any imperfection. I wish my basement didn't have a drop ceiling but since the ceiling is pretty high it worked out OK. I wish that someone would design a pattern for drop ceilings because you end up wasting a lot of material and it doesn't quite line up well. Overall, I give it a 4 which is quite generous because it was time consuming for drop ceiling application but that's not what it's intended for. I would give it a 2 or 3 if I had the same bubbling issues applying it to a finished ceiling. Since I didn't apply it to a finished ceiling then I'll be nice. My last suggestion is to definitely paint it! Try silver, gold or other metallic paints because THAT makes the difference. I haven't completed the ceiling because we decided that I needed to pull down all the peeling tiles and stick them with adhesive. Painting was an after thought and if I had to do it over again I would have painted. Once I finish painting all the tiles I'll re-post the images. When I bought this, there was only one review so I'm glad to see more. Take my advice and some of the other reviewers advice and avoid the self adhesive and use glue and scissors.
December 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AustinMomma Very pleased!
I am currently remodeling my 1900's kitchen on a very tight budget. My kitchen ceiling had popcorn that I scraped off & was trying to decide what to do next. Initially, I thought I would be plastering. Then I found this at Home Depot. I am sooo glad I did. The results are wonderful. My ceiling is a bit uneven and has cracks. After smoothing over the ceiling with plaster and primer, I put this paintable wallpaper up & it did a great job at smoothing out the surface, as well as providing a wonderful faux ceiling tin look. Perfect for my old kitchen! You will likely need to purchas wallpaper paste, even though the wallpaper is prepasted. It just helps to seal in the corners and edges. Also, cut and measure before you wet the paper. This wallpaper is difficult to cut once it is wet. I think I just might do my daughter's room, now. Love it!
August 23, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fern Glueless But Pretty Waste of Time
First, the pattern is rectangles, not squares. That makes a big difference when hanging. The paper absorbs well and tears little. It does stretch slightly when wet, but when it dries, it shrinks back. Not dandy. However, that doesn't make a bit of difference in the long run because as soon as the paper dries it quietly and fully rolls off the wall. I simply cannot believe anyone could successfully hang this stuff on a ceiling and have it adhere if I couldn't make it stick to a wall. Since it rolled off in perfect condition I can reuse it with paste. Maybe I'll have more luck. One entire day completely wasted.
July 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lola Good enough for a budget wallpaper needed on the fly
I would recommend this wallpaper with some reservation. You need to know what you're getting yourself into. First, don't waste your time with the pre-paste soak method. It doesn't work. Period. Get wallpaper glue, and use that. The stuff that's carried at HD is fine and easy to use. I poured the glue into a cleaned large yogurt container and used a paint brush to smooth it on. This is a sturdy paper and holds up to booking as you apply the glue. Second, get an extra roll. There is a drop in the pattern repeat-meaning that in order to keep the repeat going, you will need to cut off some paper to make it line up. Third, don't use razor blade to cut the wallpaper to size on your wall after you've applied the glue. It will tear. Because you are using the glue method, you will be able to pull it back and use sharp scissors to make the cut without it drying out before you can smooth over the paper.
I didn't use this wallpaper for a faux tin ceiling, I used it to cover the cracked lath and plaster walls in the closet of our master bedroom. I needed a wall covering STAT while I was rehabing the bedroom. I saw this while I was getting paint and picked it up. In the end I used three rolls to cover the walls of my 7 foot wide x 8 foot height - 24 inch deep closet. It did a great job covering the cracks and other repairs that I made to the walls.
July 22, 2015