Originally Posted by killerzebra
Thanks for the help what is the best way to get black velvet onto the ceiling since black velvet from joanns is 14.99 a yard im going to treat the ceiling first
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I used 1/4 plywood from HD, smoothest straightest I could find. Called sandy something.. it was lighter weight than the underlayment carp but not the most expensive 1/4 either. They claim it is hardwood but not very hard at all, perfect for this applications.
I Cut it to 40x30 something (whatever divided evenly into the width of the ceiling) panels. Velvet is 44 wide hence the 40" panel length.
Cut the velvet to give me 2" wrap on all sides.
Sprayed the face of the plywood that would have the velvet on it with 3M 77 adesive
Sprayed the back of the velvet with 77 and placed the plywood on the velvet (very tricky if working by yourself.
I used rossin paper so I could put a clean piece down each time so as not to mess up the face of the next piece of velvet.
You then flip over the board, and lift and resmooth the velvet pressing and pulling it tight. Do not get any glue on the velvet.
Once you get your panel done, attache to the ceiling with and 18 gauge nail gun. Try and hit studs or just into drywall/plaster on a slight angle.
Nails vanish and if you need to remove it not much damage once the nails are pulled.
It is tricky so test a small piece of velvet and plywood to figure out the best way to do it.
Here are some pics, not a how to but some comments under the photos once you click the thumb. Also covered my screen case so as not to see that white thing in the black of the room.Living Room Update
Here are basic instructions to make removable wall treatments I posted from another member just the other day