Is it liquid starch for applying material (cloth) to a wall?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 29, 2017 is a liquid starch that is used. wring out before putting on wall.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 29, 2017
    Correct. Soak your fabric in a solution of water and liquid starch. Read the label for amounts to use. Then squeeze out a lot of the solution but not completely dry. Then book it just like you would do with wall paper. And hang on your wall. You can use a wall paper brush to get it up. Use a straight edge to remove air bubbles. Be sure to lay towels down on the floor to catch excess. If it's not exactly what you would like, just peel it off and start over.

  • Darlyne Hayes Darlyne Hayes on Dec 29, 2017
    Before I would do anything with starch and try to attach fabric to a wall, you have to evaluate the surface of the wall first. If it is old, cracked plaster, your fabric will show all the cracks and bumps if glued to the existing wall. A better way, and one that will also maintain the look of the fabric and not compromise the color, AND make a bad wall look better/ smoother, would be to buy flat wooden slats to attach your fabric on that go the length of the wall at the ceiling and above the floor molding. Make sure you have enough fabric to do the whole wall from ceiling to floor. Staple the top of the material to the back of the slat(s) needed to go at the top of the wall up against the ceiling, and bring the finished front of the material over the slat so that it hangs down toward the floor. Be sure to leave at least a couple inches excess on each end of the wall to food back under so there’s no raw edge on either side. Depending on the size of the wall, this may take 2 or 3 people on ladders to hold it up while one drills holes through the slats, then screws 2 or 3” scews spaced evenly across the slat to hold the slated fabric in place.

    • Ang24321349 Ang24321349 on Jan 03, 2018
      Hi Darlene, I like your method. Do these wood slats come in sizes? Available at Home Depot?