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Old 01-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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What's Behind this Fabric Wall Covering?

Has anyone removed the padded wall covering pictured? If yes what did you find behind it??
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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Probed with a needle and it appears to be a solid wood surface. Just curious if anyone has removed this material and what the conditon of the surface looks like. I'm reluctant to rip it off without some clue of what I'll find. Thanks for your help!!!
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Probed with a needle and it appears to be a solid wood surface. Just curious if anyone has removed this material and what the conditon of the surface looks like. I'm reluctant to rip it off without some clue of what I'll find. Thanks for your help!!!
You will find a thin plywood panel.

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Good Morning, I am new to the forum and have been searching everywhere about the "fabric wall covering". Did you change yours? Ours is the most disgusting fabric in the world, but I'm a little worried about what I will be unearthing if I try to replace it. I have been thinking about painting it with Martha Stewart fabric paints. Thanks for any info!
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I did not replace nor probe further. My wife hates the material but i'm not comfortable with the removal/replacement process. I've updated counter surfaces so maybe nows the time to tackle that wall.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I purchased fabric today and I'm going to attempt to staple it over the existing fabric. I'm going to outline the edges in trim work. Hopefully, that will work. Best of luck with your project.
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How did the staple job turn out?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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Hi!

We reupholstered our fabric wall. We were reluctant to remove the existing fabric, so we test our new fabric for bleed through, and it didn't, so we just applied right over the existing. You need to remove the top of the TV cabinet and the corner bead. We used a thin plastic tool to push our new fabric under the white trim which follows the contour of the wall, then reinstalled the bead trim and lastly the cabinet top. Didn't take long at all.

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Sure, I'll take a pic tomorrow and post.

By leaving the original fabric in place, the white trim held the outside edges of the new fabric really well without having to staple it in place, just make certain you don't pull it overly hard, or it could pull out. We did, however, run some staples along the left edge which later would be under the corner bead trim. Also, you staple the bottom down under where the cabinet top will cover, making certain not to use staples on the short run from the edge of the cabinet top to the corner bead trim. Also, make certain you turn under the bottom edge of your fabric prior to stapling so your raw edge is behind. Reapply your corner bead trim with an air nailer if you have one (small brads).

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How did the staple job turn out?
We haven't done it as of yet. Lol, we went from changing a few things to actually gutting the Airstream. I'll definitely post after it's done.
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Sure, I'll take a pic tomorrow and post.

By leaving the original fabric in place, the white trim held the outside edges of the new fabric really well without having to staple it in place, just make certain you don't pull it overly hard, or it could pull out. We did, however, run some staples along the left edge which later would be under the corner bead trim. Also, you staple the bottom down under where the cabinet top will cover, making certain not to use staples on the short run from the edge of the cabinet top to the corner bead trim. Also, make certain you turn under the bottom edge of your fabric prior to stapling so your raw edge is behind. Reapply your corner bead trim with an air nailer if you have one (small brads).

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Sounds great! I have a light colored fabric that I'm going to add interfacing to. Then a narrow grey braid trim to outline.

Looking forward to your pics.
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I'm attaching a couple of pics of the interior of our Safari. When I went out there this morning, I noticed that the wall fabric is looking a little loose in a couple of places, I imagine that's because of how damp it is here -- we had 20 straight days of rain then some breaks in that and now we're back to getting rain off and on, so lot's of moisture in the air. If you are using upholstery fabric, it will be stiffer and may not do this.

Another thing is I didn't use upholstery fabric on that wall, I used the same fabric which I used for the window treats in the bedroom, to pull that fabric from the bedroom into the living area so the rooms will "flow". In one pic, I pulled the window treatment back from the corner to show the wall trim and how it looks to be push in under that trim. You may see that some of the trim is off of the top of the cabinet, we are planning to replace the top of the cabinet and the other countertops with the same that we used for the new table at the banquette, so it won't have that wood around it any longer either.

TincanRitz, I am attaching another pic to show you a remodel we did on our Safari -- we removed the sofa and built a banquette covered in faux croc, this pic also shows the flooring we used. I see in the photo that we still have not installed the perforated aluminum covers for the converter breather "holes" under the banquette. Lots of storage under this banquette! And, if/when we do use it as a bed, it makes into an over-sized queen.

As info, in the bedroom we did a quick changeover from twins to queen -- we placed a 3/4"partial sheet of plywood between the twins and then placed a 10" memory foam mattress on top. It is not like a "walk around" to make up, but it sleeps really, really comfortably and we get to sleep together and not as twins. We also replaced the toilet with a Thetford that has a china bowl.

We are considering changing our windows out too; our current ones have issues.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you are doing/have done to yours.

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Nice work on upgrading the fabric on that wall.

I would suggest perhaps using fabric cement to hold the new layer firmly in place, to those who put their new fabric over the old. Easy to work with, and bonds fabric to fabric quite securely.

Personally, I'm a chicken when it comes to colours. I tend to stay with very neutral colours, especially for large areas like that. But I do like the turquoise you did with the muted symbol repeating.
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