Canvas Wallpaper Installations?  Is that a thing?

Yes, it is. Last week we were able to help out a customer with a canvas mural. After helping on these types of projects, it was our turn to lead the wallpaper installation process.

Here is a quick video on our latest mural installation:

This canvas wallpaper was tricky for several reasons:

  • The mural was painted on canvas
  • The canvas was not sized
  • Once painted, it did not get sealed with a clear top coat
  • It weighed 149 pounds
  • 10 feet tall
  • 60 feet long

Robert Bucknell painted the mural. If you have ever been to a Cabela’s, you have seen his work.

Four people were used to install this one.

To get this started right, we primed the walls with two coats of Gardz wall sealer and allowed them to dry overnight. Once dry, we gave the wall a coat of clay wallpaper adhesive, which was also allowed to dry overnight.

Now that the walls were ready, we put up a unit of scaffolding so we could reach the height. Trying to roll a 149-lb piece of fabric was tricky, so thanks to Lilian (check out her website if you are in Tennessee!), we made a rolling pole bracket! That allowed us to unroll as we installed it, which was so nice.

Next up was Gwen rolling adhesive to the wall, then Art unrolling for us, and Steven (Paper Craft Interiors in Algonquin. Award-winning and stellar installer!) and I sticking and smoothing the canvas to the wall.

We had a few learning moments while installing due to wall curvature and an uneven canvas. These things made it hard to find a straight line.

Check out the end result!

In the end, it came out great!

How can we help you love the house you live in? With Cabinets, Wallpaper and Painting we can make that home look just like you want.