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How to make a velcro sticky wall

Updated March 29, 2018

Velcro is one of the most versatile inventions of the 20th century. Creating a Velcro wall can be a great way to solve storage problems, keep small items within easy reach, or to rid your home of clutter. Fortunately it is very easy for anyone to set up a Velcro sticky wall, with the right materials.

Dampen the cloth or paper towels with warm water and wipe down the wall that you will be attaching the Velcro to. Be sure to wipe from top to bottom to ensure that there is no dust, dirt or other debris on the wall that might prevent the Velcro from adhering.

Remove the industrial strength Velcro from its packaging and peel of the paper covering the adhesive side.

Press the Velcro onto the wall and hold it there with your hand, applying pressure for 30 seconds.

Repeat Step 3 until you have covered the entire surface of the wall with Velcro.

Wait up to 30 minutes for the adhesive to set before putting anything on the Velcro wall.

Fix any of the Velcro strips or panels that are not staying affixed to the wall by applying a thin layer of industrial strength glue to the back of the Velcro and pressing it against the wall. Follow the directions on the glue's packaging to learn how much pressure should be applied to the Velcro in order to help the glue stick.

Tip

Most fabric will stick to Velcro on its own but other materials will need a piece of Velcro of their own. Velcro has two types of covering: loops and hooks. Affix only one type to the wall and affix the other side/piece of Velcro to the objects you wish to put on the wall.

Things You'll Need

  • Industrial strength Velcro with adhesive backing
  • Industrial strength adhesive
  • Clean cloth or paper towels
  • Warm water

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About the Author

Ashley Friedman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Social Sciences. She has experience writing copy for the websites of creative professionals, and regularly contributes to several blogs covering popular culture, travel, food, and social action.