Need adhesive to adhere Tyvek to walls temporarily

Old 06-06-11, 08:06 PM
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Need adhesive to adhere Tyvek to walls temporarily

Our church's visual arts team is planning to paper several yards of walls with strips of Tyvek for a special event. These strips are generally about three feet wide, and extend from the ceiling to the floor. We've painted them on the white, exterior side.

We don't own the building, so after the event is over, we will have pull it all down. We are trying to think of the best temporary adhesive solution. Our leader is considering double-sided foam core tape, but we are realizing that may be nearly impossible to remove from the wall after the event is over.

Any helpful suggestions on an adhesive?
Old 06-07-11, 02:53 AM
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This may not be workable, but the painters tape (PT) is generally the least aggressive tape I know of, but it's not double sided. If you used regular double sided tape to stick lengths of painters tape back to back, you would end up with a length of double sided painters tape. I would suggest testing in a inconspicuous area to be sure it works and, be aware, sometimes just touching a wall or ceiling will leave marks.

And since you don't mind if it stays stuck to the tyvek, you could put up a length of PT and then directly to it the double sided tape and then the tyvek. When you take it down, it should all come down at once.

Just a thought, but test first.
Old 06-07-11, 07:13 PM
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How 'bout trying wallpaper paste. Just mix it up and paste the back of the strips and apply it like you would dry wallpaper. It may leave a residue, but you can steam it off.

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