Adding Wall Texture with Brick Wallpaper

  • 4-8 hours
  • Beginner
  • 75-200
What You'll Need
Faux brick wallpaper
Wallpaper paste
Measuring tape
Stirring stick
Large sponge
Paint roller pans
Roller brushes
Paint or paste brushes

Textured brick wallpaper is the in thing right now. Putting up textured wallpapers is an inexpensive way to bring a dull wall to life without a large expense. There are a dozen varieties of wallpapers available in hardware stores or do-it-yourself shops; all you need to do is choose the right one that you think will look best in a room. It is easy to put wallpapers, but very tricky to remove, so make sure that before you embark on the challenge of putting up wallpaper, you have thought about it more than once.

Step 1 - Measure Your Wall

Now that you have chosen the wallpaper you want, it’s time to put it up. The first thing you must to do is measure the wall. Using the measuring tape, take the exact measurements of your wall, the width and the height. Do not round off; make your measurements exact.

Step 2 - Cut the Wallpaper

Now that you know the measurements of your wall, cut the wallpaper according to your measurements, but make sure to leave a couple of inches to the height, you can cut that part off later. It’s better to have the wallpaper be too long then too short. You can trim easily, but patching is hard..

Step 3 - Prepare the Wallpaper Glue

It’s time to mix the wallpaper glue. Make sure that you have the correct glue or paste for the specific wallpaper that you have. If you have the wrong adhesive you risk bubbling and peeling off of the wallpaper. Mix the glue or paste powder in a separate bucket before pouring it onto the paint roller pan. Use the stirring stick to stir the glue or paste and water together, make sure to add just the right amount of water to the mixture and make sure that you stir in a slow-motion to avoid putting a lot of air in the mixture. Make sure that there are no lumps.

Step 4 - Put the Adhesive on the Wallpaper

When the liquid adhesive is mixed, pour it into a paint roller tray or a bucket. Put the already cut wallpaper on top of a dry table, pattern side down. Using the paint or paste brush or the roller paintbrush, put the right amount of adhesive onto the wallpaper.

Step 5 - Paste It on the Wall

Let the wallpaper stand for a few minutes before hanging it up. To avoid the paste or glue from drying too quickly, you can try the “booking” method, you can fold over the pasted area to itself, but don’t press it together, and let stand for a few minutes then hang it up on the wall making sure not to make any crease or folds on the wallpaper.

Step 6 - Cut Off Excess Wallpaper

When the wallpaper is dry, you can cut off the excess. With that, the brick wallpaper should be done.