Asked on Nov 14, 2017

Can you put wallpaper on top of a cork wall? Will it stick to it?

by Els10335754
We are renovating and would like to put wallpaper on a cork wall. Is it possible to put non-woven (paste on wall) wallpaper on it?

  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 14, 2017

    I would remove the cork so the wallpaper adheres correctly

  • Jason T. Lee Jason T. Lee on Nov 14, 2017

    tou can apply wallpaper to cork but the nature of cork will result in a short paper life.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 14, 2017

    wallpaper glue may hold longer

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 14, 2017

    I think you could gesso the whole cork wall (paint, plaster, glue for this), but I think you had better get flat-edged shovels and scrape the cork off the wall. 😇

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Nov 15, 2017

    It might be hard to maintain, best is to remove the cork or covr it to make it more adhere-able- good luck :)

  • Cork is very porous and doesn't take well to glue or tack, I would remove it and then paper. Or it might be possible to prime it and paint it and then paper over it, but I would ask a pro about that. Wallpaper is mess to remove if it doesn't work out, so I'd want to be sure about it sticking well before I started.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 01, 2022

    You should really remove the cork for the best results.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 06, 2024

    You could prime the wall first with a good stain-blocking primer. This would encourage good adhesion of the wallpaper since cork is quite porous.