Asked on Dec 9, 2018

How do I cover up stucco interior walls?

Tuula McPheeKelli L. MilliganWilliam


My bathroom walls are stuccoed. I tried to cover the walls with textured paintable wallpaper, but due to the steam in the bathroom the paper isn't sticking very well. Any suggestions for a DIY fix?

4 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Hi Sue,

    Add a Fan for Ventilation, Don't use such hot water, Paint the walls with a Satin finish or eggshell Vinyl emulsion, or Tile over the Stucco.

  • William
    on Dec 10, 2018

    Wallpaper needs a smooth base to adhere. Stucco is too rough for wall paper. All you can do is paint with a bathroom paint. Can't even tile since tile needs a smooth base also.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 10, 2018

    All you can do with a textured wall is paint. Too lumpy for things to stick too. Do a faux finish, sponge paint, or splatter paint for interest.

  • Tuula McPhee
    on Dec 10, 2018

    Depending on the thickness of the stucco maybe you could stencil a wallpaper pattern on the wall with paint.

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