Hanging Wall Murals on Textured Surfaces: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wall murals are a great way to add a unique touch to any room. Whether you’re looking to create a feature wall or just want to add a bit of personality to your space, wall murals are the perfect way to do it. But when it comes to textured surfaces such as stucco or brick walls, hanging wall murals can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with the right tools and techniques, you can easily hang wall murals on textured surfaces.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Step 1: Preparing the Wall

Before you start hanging your wall mural, you’ll need to prepare the wall. Start by cleaning the surface with a damp cloth and then let it dry completely. If there are any cracks or holes in the wall, fill them in with spackle and let it dry. Once the wall is clean and dry, you’re ready to start hanging your mural.

Step 2: Measuring and Marking

The next step is to measure and mark where you want your mural to go.

Measure the width and height of the wall and then mark where you want the mural to start and end. This will help you make sure that your mural is centered and level.

Step 3: Applying Adhesive

Once you’ve marked where you want your mural to go, it’s time to apply adhesive. You can use either wallpaper paste or an adhesive spray. If you’re using wallpaper paste, mix it according to the instructions on the package and then apply it to the wall using a brush or roller.

If you’re using an adhesive spray, spray it onto the back of the mural and then onto the wall.

Step 4: Hanging the Mural

Once you’ve applied the adhesive, it’s time to hang your mural. Start by carefully lifting one corner of the mural and pressing it onto the wall. Then slowly work your way across the mural, pressing it onto the wall as you go. Make sure that you press firmly so that the adhesive sticks.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Once your mural is hung, you can finish up by trimming any excess paper around the edges.

You can also use a damp cloth to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the paper. And finally, if you want to add extra protection for your mural, you can apply a coat of clear sealant.


Hanging wall murals on textured surfaces such as stucco or brick walls can be tricky but with the right tools and techniques, it doesn’t have to be. Just follow these steps and you’ll be able to hang your wall mural with ease.

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