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Old 11-04-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Wallpaper border application

I am ready to replace the border trim in the bathroom, old stuff peeled off easy, now the problem is how to put the new stuff on. It is vinyl coated prepasted wallpaper. Directions say don't use prepaste on vinyl, but use vinyl glue. I don't want it to fall off, but I also don't want it on so strong that it can't be replaced when it looks shabby like the last stuff.
It will be just above sink across back almost like a backsplash.
Any solutions? Thanks
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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We replaced the entire section of wallpaper below the medicine cabinet with 4" aluminum wall tile--it really looks nice and no more issues with border peal etc. The tile we bought comes with adhesive on the back and it's been in place for almost three years with no issues.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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Sounds great! Now how about some pictures.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Sounds great! Now how about some pictures.
I'll take some tomorrow and post.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:50 PM   #5
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I like the tile idea, but if you want to put a wallpaper border up go to your local wallpaper/paint store and get wallpaper paste for vinyl to vinyl application. It should still let you take it off at a later date.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #6
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Tile Backsplash

Okay, here's the photo of our bathroom backsplash I promised you. The entire project was designed and installed by my wife in our 05 Classic. She bought the aluminum tiles from a home improvement catalog--they come in 4" squares and triangles. The first row is a combination of triangles and squares to cover the complete width of the backsplash. The second row are straight squares trimmed slightly to fill the available space. Between the two roles is 1" AS vinyl trim strip left over from a previous repair job--kind of breaks up the design a bit.

This replaced the original walpaper and border and gives more depth to the appearance. Hope you agree with me that she did a great job with this mod.
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Wow! That looks great. Thanks for sharing with the community.
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it looks GREAT !!!
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Okay, here's the photo of our bathroom backsplash I promised you. The entire project was designed and installed by my wife in our 05 Classic. She bought the aluminum tiles from a home improvement catalog--they come in 4" squares and triangles. The first row is a combination of triangles and squares to cover the complete width of the backsplash. The second row are straight squares trimmed slightly to fill the available space. Between the two roles is 1" AS vinyl trim strip left over from a previous repair job--kind of breaks up the design a bit.

This replaced the original walpaper and border and gives more depth to the appearance. Hope you agree with me that she did a great job with this mod.
The tile does add a nice touch.

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Okay, here's the photo of our bathroom backsplash I promised you. The entire project was designed and installed by my wife in our 05 Classic. She bought the aluminum tiles from a home improvement catalog--they come in 4" squares and triangles. The first row is a combination of triangles and squares to cover the complete width of the backsplash. The second row are straight squares trimmed slightly to fill the available space. Between the two roles is 1" AS vinyl trim strip left over from a previous repair job--kind of breaks up the design a bit.

This replaced the original walpaper and border and gives more depth to the appearance. Hope you agree with me that she did a great job with this mod.
Hi Wolverine. I am exploring doing something similar in my 2004 Classic and wondered if your tiles have worked out over the long run. I found peel and stick tiles today at Lowes that come in a 12 by 12 sheet. They are aluminum or stainless looking, but smaller than yours, more of a mosaic look. Did your wife use anything other than the adhesive on the back to install the tiles? did she do anything to prepare the surface, or just stick it over the existing wall covering? Has it stayed in place?
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Hi Wolverine. I am exploring doing something similar in my 2004 Classic and wondered if your tiles have worked out over the long run. I found peel and stick tiles today at Lowes that come in a 12 by 12 sheet. They are aluminum or stainless looking, but smaller than yours, more of a mosaic look. Did your wife use anything other than the adhesive on the back to install the tiles? did she do anything to prepare the surface, or just stick it over the existing wall covering? Has it stayed in place?
My wife applied the peel and stick tiles directly over the existing wallpaper over 5 years ago. They are still as tight as they were when they were originally installed. As I recall the Airstream rub rail that was also part of the design was peel and stick as well. As long as your existing wall paper is still tight, there should be no reason why you would have to remove it.
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My wife applied the peel and stick tiles directly over the existing wallpaper over 5 years ago. They are still as tight as they were when they were originally installed. As I recall the Airstream rub rail that was also part of the design was peel and stick as well. As long as your existing wall paper is still tight, there should be no reason why you would have to remove it.
Thanks! I think I will try it.
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I like the aluminum backsplash. It is more in keeping with the character of the trailer. I hate the wallpaper border in our trailer. It just looks cheap and cheesy. It would look better with nothing. I am appalled that they would put this in such an expensive trailer with all the nice finishes. This wallpaper border and vinyl flooring are the 2 things I don't like about our otherwise nice trailer.
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I agree with you on the wallpaper border. It reminds me of the decor in the SOB trailers we looked at. Plus, in our "new to us" 2004 it has been damaged behind the faucet. Not really a material that holds up to the water in that area it seems. I was so excited to see these peel and stick aluminum looking mosaics today at Lowes. They are thin, lightweight, and will not require grout. I think I will try to peel off the border, but leave the other wallcovering and stick this on top. If I get it installed I will take pictures. You can see the product here. http://www.threedwall.com/mosaic/EKB-03-110.html. The detailed instructions say that "construction adhesive" may be needed on cut tiles. I wonder what that would be? Liquid nails?
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