Help me cover a wall in 11x17 color copies
February 23, 2013 10:07 PM Subscribe
I would like to cover an entire bedroom wall in color photocopies. I have put this off for years, for fear of destroying my rental suite bedroom wall with whatever adhesive I used, but recently learned that some people have had success affixing images cut out from color copies (though not necessarily entire 11x17 sheets) to their walls using aerosol starch, and later being able to remove them without leaving any traces; others have failed to get the images to stick at all using this method. Have you experienced success or failure in attempts to do something similar? What are my other options here?
posted by tenderly to media & arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While it's fine if the copies get trashed if and/or when they eventually have to come down, it really would be preferable if the walls themselves were left in good –– if not indeed in perfect -- shape. (I had originally considered spray glue, but this would doubtlessly leave a nasty residue on the wall; another idea was the liquid starch, aka flour paste, which posterers use when affixing posters to street posts, but again: a nightmare to remove!) Has anyone attempted something like this -- either in an actual home or business, or perhaps in a theater or gallery setting -- and succeeded in later taking down the printed materials leaving the wall more or less intact?