Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Wallpaper behind pedestal sink

Posted by renov8r (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 12:49

I am papering my powder room and will be installing a pedestal sink. I am now thinking that I should have avoided the wallpaper behind the pedestal sink, because of damage from water and cleaning. I am not prepared to add tile. Is there an invisible sealant that can be put on a small area of the wallpaper around the sink back? Has anyone done a small corian backsplash that they could post a photo of? What are other people's experience with wallpaper behind pedestals?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Wallpaper behind pedestal sink

Probably too late now for your project, but I was at the Osborne & Little wallpaper showroom a few months ago and was surprised at how many of their wallpapers were rated as washable.


 o
RE: Wallpaper behind pedestal sink

Until recently we had wallpaper behind our pedestal sink for 16 years with no damage whatsoever. (We did not, however, have small children in the house.) I always thought the wallpaper (not vinyl treated) would be a problem, but it wasn't. The problem came last month when we pulled the pedestal sink out and realized there was wallpaper behind it with no sizing underneath. Humongous drywall repair ensued.


 o
RE: Wallpaper behind pedestal sink

I have had a wall-papered backsplash behind above my double vanity for years. It was just a cheapo vinyl coated paper from an outlet store and was easy to wash. Put a small bead of clear silicone between or on top of the edge of the paper where it meets the vanity to protect from water splashes.

Mine is starting to show a little wear and tear but this BR is my next redo project. It has been up at least 15 years.

Edited to say I just noticed you said pedestal...I would still add a thin layer of caulk just along the back of the sink.

This post was edited by tuesday_2008 on Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 15:03


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here