Textured Wallpaper in Kitchen

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I wanted a easy and frugal update to my kitchen. FYI I just removed the wallpaper and it came right down. It lasted 3 years.

I cleaned the walls with bleach water then sanded briefly with sandpaper.

I then wiped all the walls down and dried once more.

I used $14 textured wallpaper from Lowes. I soaked the paper for 30 seconds, then folded together for 5 minutes before placing on the wall. It's called booking and it's to fully activate the glue on the back. I then used a tool to flatten against the wall. I then used a small cutting knife that provided a clean cut on corners.

I love the outcome so far. This wallpaper is textured and can also be painted.

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Dec 29, 2020

    This is a really nice look for your kitchen. Is the paper washable? I would be apprehensive about using this around the sink or stove as cooking with food splattering or washing dishes and splattering might be a problem. Other than my concern, I think this is a great idea.

    • Francine Musson Francine Musson on Feb 06, 2021

      I papered my kitchen backsplash about 10 years ago with paintable wallpaper. I wanted it to look like old tin ceiling tiles. Painted the wallpaper silver. I believe the paint was Ralph Lauren. I have washed red sauce splatters etc., with no problem.

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Feb 07, 2021

    WOW, that is awesome. I am sure your backsplash looks awesome. Love the look of the tin tiles.