I just found out about a great trick using fabric as wallpaper that is easily removable and doesn’t ruin your walls! You basically apply fabric, like you would wallpaper, using starch instead of glue. I haven’t tried this yet but I have a feeling I’ll a few fabric covered walls soon. I’ll let you know how it turns out. In the meantime if you want to try it for yourself, here is a culmination of some of the instructions I have found. Good Luck!
- Wash the wall to remove any dirt or film.
- Be sure to measure the right amount of fabric and allow for pattern matching. Light weight fabrics are the easiest to apply.
- Mask edges of ceiling and floor to avoid any over spray in these areas.
- Spray starch stiffener on the top half of the wall (mask ceiling and floor to avoid spraying where you don’t want it)
- Smooth fabric into place with the help of the paint roller or sponge.
- Keep it in place temporarily using push pins until you are finished
- Be sure to and leave about one inch at all edges that meet another wall or window or floor to be trimmed when fabric is dry.
- Keep spraying starch on the wall as needed until you finish to the floor level.
- Remove any wrinkles on the fabric by applying more starch to the top of the fabric and smoothing it out.
- When fabric dries completely, cut out all the overlaps. This allows for shrinkage in the fabric before trimming.
- Fabric overlap should be cut when the fabric is completely dry. It will then cut clean and easily and any shrinkage will have occurred before you trim.
To remove, dampen the fabric using a wet sponge. Peel one corner loose and then keep peeling off the fabric gently, panel by panel, while dampening it as needed. You can then simply wash the fabric and use again for another project!