We have hung up all types of wallpaper, peel and stick, pre-pasted and the type where you add glue to the paper. This was the first time we tried the glue on the wall technique and I think so far it’s my favorite way to hang paper! There is way less mess and it’s very forgiving.
This wallpaper was gifted from Rebel Walls and it’s called Secret Garden Lush. We decided to hang it in our master bathroom to create a jungle vibe to which I can safely say, mission accomplished. I was worried at first about the humidity from taking showers and how that would work with the wallpaper but we came up with a solution which I’ll share below.
One thing I particularly like about Rebel Walls wallpaper is that they custom cut the mural to fit your wall and each piece is labeled in the order it should be hung for easy installation.
I laid out the pieces on the floor prior to hanging.
The wallpaper came with glue which was a powder that you add water to. I used a foam roller to apply the glue generously to the wall a little bit wider than the paper. Then you simply apply the paper directly to the wall using a wallpaper smoothing tool to make sure it sticks to the wall and to remove any air bubbles. Also be sure the first piece is very straight so the mural doesn’t get skewed as you add each piece.
The paper was easy to adjust and apply. I would recommend two people for the job to make sure the paper goes on straight.
The solution I found to seal the wallpaper and protect from mold is a decorators varnish. I applied this over the whole mural. It goes on very smooth, has different sheen options and doesn’t cause any discoloration.
Another wall complete, now on to the next!