Asked on Mar 01, 2015

How can I cover a wall with 60 inch wide burlap?

by Chloe
Should I use a spray adhesive along with my staple gun to affix burlap to wall?
  12 answers
  • Tudyrunningwater Tudyrunningwater on Mar 02, 2015
    yes, sounds like it will work, but try spraying the adhesive to the wall, not the fabric, have a helper, staple from bottom upand the best of luck to you ... :-)
  • Jaxon Jaxon on Mar 02, 2015
    If it was me I would use staples as later on if you want to take it off you will have a lesser chance of doing any damage to the drywall. Good luck and please post some pics when you're done. Can't wait to see it!😊
  • Shaza Lee Shaza Lee on Mar 02, 2015
    I would wet the burlap and shrink it first.. then dampen it again so you can stretch it out as you apply it to the wall.. then allow to dry and it should shrink again and be smooth. otherwise burlap is so loosely woven it will like sag on the wall over time. treat it like wallpaper and use a wheat paste glue that is easy to move around while wet and easy to remove. spray adhesive is not likely that easy to move.
  • Lucy Nunn Lucy Nunn on Mar 02, 2015
    Consider using yard sticks or something similar and fold the fabric over the top so the staples don't show, and it makes the top smooth and not pull on the staples....does that make sense? I wouldn't use any adhesive, but at the bottom where the staples will show, maybe nail in a thin trim.
  • Rockman3 Rockman3 on Mar 02, 2015
    I would glue it to a thin strip of wood trim and let dry on the floor and then staple it into the strip to the wall.
  • Christina Christina on Mar 02, 2015
    have not tried this on a whole wall, but in smaller projects it works..shrink the burlap as suggested, roll liquid starch with a sponge paint roller onto the wall and install from the top down..the idea of using the yardstick as a header is genius. with the starch it comes off very easily when you want to change, and leaves no residue
  • Jeannine Jeannine on Mar 02, 2015
    Use Sta-Flo Concentrated Liquid Starch .... sold at Walmart $2.97 ... used for craft projects... it's removable too if you decide to change your decor. Great for using to "wallpaper" walls with your favorite fabric, line drawers in a dresser, etc. And it doesn't require glue or staples or any of that. Check out the Purex website for information on how to use it.
  • Chloe Chloe on Mar 02, 2015
    Thanks to all of you guys for the great advice. I"ll put pictures up when I finish. I never thought to shrink it first.
  • Diana Diana on Mar 02, 2015
    You can hang it with staflo starch, it works great
  • Gee Willikers Gee Willikers on Mar 03, 2015
    Please share photos when you're done. Love to see
  • Sandra Diehl Bauer Sandra Diehl Bauer on Aug 04, 2017

    Thanks for the info. I want to put burlap on my walls and this is the best idea I've come across.

  • Allison Hodgdon Anderson Allison Hodgdon Anderson on Sep 12, 2019

    Stay Flo from Walmart is AMAZING, I've done 3 tapestries with this product. As mentioned it comes off SUPER easy!