Can you use wallpaper adhesive to attach a poster to a painted wall su

by Claudia
I have a signed poster that I would like to hang on the wall in my office. I do not want to frame it, merely hang it. If I use wallpaper adhesive, will it be strippable if at some point I should want to remove it? I do not want to damage the Sheetrock wall.

  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 17, 2017

    It will damage the poster and the wall

  • Jacx Jacx on Nov 17, 2017

    I would attatch it to a piece of foam core w a spray on adhesive. This allows for even coverage. You can the hang this by using a stick on hanger on the back, get it rated for the weight. Then you can keep the piece and not have to deal w getting glued paper off the wall.

    Buy foam core at any hobby store or some Wal-Marts and Targets have it.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Nov 17, 2017

    use command hook sticky’s. Not the plastic part.

  • William William on Nov 17, 2017

    It will not be removable using wall paper adhesive with out damaging the poster. I agree with Jack using spray adhesive and gluing it to foam board.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 17, 2017

    The answer is no. I would go buy a piece of foam core, and spray adhesive, spray the board and mount your poster. Then use 2-sided foam strips to mount to the wall.

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 17, 2017

    I agree with above comments. Don't glue it to your wall. Not only will you damage your wall, you will never get it off in one piece.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 05, 2023

    Yes, you could , but I wpould suggest there are other ways to fix it - even a poster clip frame...(No actual frame)

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 05, 2023

    If it is signed you don't want to damage it trying to take it down or move it. Put it in a shadow box that way it would be behind glass to help protect it.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 10, 2023

    Hi Claudia, hope this helps you out, great idea here!

  • I would not use wallpaper adhesive. It's meant to last.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 12, 2023

    You don't have to frame it to have it mounted. My mom used to collect Willie Nelson movie posters. She had them mounted onto a thick but light weight foam board. This also allowed her the ability to hang these on the wall without damaging the poster.