- Tape measure
- Roman's R-35 wallpaper prep
- Pre-mixed wallpaper glue
- Paint-roller and tray
- Damp sponge
- Plastic smoother
- Utility knife
- Chalk line
Prep Work Required
- Paint ceiling a base-coat color similar in color to the Barkskin® you will be using.
- Measure the ceiling's square footage to determine the amount of Barkskin® required to cover entire surface.
- Use the measuring tape, straight-edge and utility knife to cut the Barkskin® into squares of equal size.
- Apply wallpaper - cutting for wall or ceiling surface beforehand - and let dry.
Barkskin® Ceiling Project
- Find center point of ceiling by creating diagonal lines that form an X in the center of the ceiling. This can be done easily by extending the chalk line from corner to corner and snapping the chalk onto the ceiling.
- Now, place Barkskin® (pattern side down) on a clean work surface. Pour pre-mixed glue into paint-roller tray. Using a paint-roller or brush, apply glue to the back of the Barkskin®. It’s best to use a thin, even coat of glue.
- Allow glue to set (drying time will vary according to the type of glue used), then wipe off excess glue with a dry brush or sponge.
- Align four corners of Barkskin® along the four diagonal lines at center of ceiling. Apply Barkskin® to surface, and smooth lightly with hands. Flatten any wrinkles with the plastic smoother.
- Repeat steps 5-7 above, working outward from central Barkskin® piece in a clockwise direction until surface is completely covered. Use a utility knife to cut off excess paper that goes beyond intended surface.
- Don’t worry if the ceiling looks imperfect. The slight gaps or overlaps of the Barkskin® will only complement the irregularities of the Barkskin® itself and add to the room’s rustic look overall.