I picked up a huge roll of this off the street for free.
It has an attractive pattern, backside is cotton and had some mold
so I bleached and washed what I was going to use for this project
. It came 100% clean.
So I glued it on to the wood
with some contact cement.
I applied the glue to the wood
only and pressed the vinyl into the glue and lifted it off to dry since I did not want to oversaturate the vinyl wall covering.
It worked but this is not the right glue for the vinyl. I noticed the adhesive
fumes was softening the PVC vinyl. It has dried on and looks ok anyway. The problem is it swells the vinyl and when you glue it down can get a ridged look. Stretching it taught did help a lot.
What other adhesive
would be better for this vinyl wall covering? I was thinking Henry 430 made for floor tiles.
Likely the normal adhesive is some kind of water
based paste. But dont like the idea on a boat
since it will get wet. This applied section is on the plywood
underside of the flybridge top covering board. I was thinking to line the interior
cabinet floors up on the flybridge with this wall covering and perhaps also the outer exposed part of the seat boxes next to the captain
It is like an instant nice surface.
very large roll
glued onto the plywood