Upholstered walls take several forms. They may be done by gluing upholstery fabric directly to the walls, or by upholstering the walls with batting behind the fabric and only the edges are actually fastened to the wall. The possible variations are numerous so we will concentrate on principles that you should apply to your situation.
Problems you can face with upholstered walls are:
• Release of the adhesive.
• Shrinking of the fabric. This is normally not a problem with fabrics glued to the wall unless the adhesive releases.
• Determining the proper solution for the fabric and the adhesive.
• Water marks on delicate fabrics. Many times walls are upholstered in delicate fabrics that are prone to watermarks. It is important to clean and dry the fabric evenly so that you don’t have watermarks drying on the fabric.