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    Question For those who have installed a Fathead

    I have an I-State Fathead that I'm hoping to put up in my garage. The garage is attached and stays fairly warm in the winter, so I'm not worried about temperature (instructions indicate to hang in climate controlled enviroment).

    My question is on the wall texture. Instructions seem pretty clear wall should be smooth. Since 95% of finished walls are textured, I'm hoping someone has tried and had success putting one up on a slightly textured wall.

    Anyone or am I out of luck?


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    You might need to put some tacks in to hold it up a bit since it's a textured wall



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Bought an enormous Disney Princess fat head for my daughter for Christmas. Huge I think it was 6 x 4 feet. We hung it up Wednesday night and last night it fell down in front of my 4 year old and she screamed in horror. It's completely ruined now and the ******* thing was almost $100. I'm ******.

    The walls are textured and painted (whose aren't, seriously) but I can't believe it wouldn't stick. I wonder if they'll send me another one.


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Yeah, mine still hangs in my garage...with the aid of tacks. I used clear ones so they aren't that noticeable from a distance.

    Crazy they haven't developed these yet so they can hang on textured walls.


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    I haven't done it but I've done vinyl on textured surfaces. I don't know what fatheads are made out of but I would guess vinyl. I guess I also don't know what the adhesive is either. Maybe this won't work. I would think if you get a felt squeegee and use a hairdryer lightly, you would be able to set the fathead around the texturing. Again, I don't know how thick these thinks are or what they are made of but with vinyl, a little heat goes a long ways as it will help the decal form around texturing.


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    I sent them an email and they are replacing the fathead, no questions asked. They just want me to send a picture of it and the wall. I'll hang it up and put some tacks in it this time. The customer service lady was fantastic and they've definitely earned my repeat business with the way they handled it.


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Agree with TRE4ISU. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to get the adhesive tackier to mold better to the wall.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    One thing to consider is to while the wall down first with rubbing alcohol. This'll remove any oils that may keep the adhesive from grabbing the substrate.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    My kids have several on textured walls and we've had no problems other than the end of Anakin's light saber (~3 inches) lets go about once every 6 months.

    I'm sure it depends a lot on your texture. The kid's rooms here have a knock down texture so while not smooth it isn't really sharp bumps.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    One thing to consider is to while the wall down first with rubbing alcohol. This'll remove any oils that may keep the adhesive from grabbing the substrate.
    Depending on the texture you could also wet it down and just run a putty knife around the area to just remove the texture in that area.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Use Gorilla Glue for the saber.


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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Use Gorilla Glue for the saber.
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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    I put a Fathead up in my basement. It fell down the first night, but we salvaged it. Put it back up with wallpaper paste. Been up for a year, and it looks good. Unless you're planning on moving it around, I'd suggest the wallpaper paste route.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Bought one 2 years ago. It was a custom fathead of a picture of Jack Trice from a night game above the stadium. Cost over $100 because of it being a custom picture. Fell down the second day up, folded over and the back stuck. Once it's stuck together, it's ruined. I was ******* ******. Will never buy another fathead.



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    Re: For those who have installed a Fathead

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    Bought one 2 years ago. It was a custom fathead of a picture of Jack Trice from a night game above the stadium. Cost over $100 because of it being a custom picture. Fell down the second day up, folded over and the back stuck. Once it's stuck together, it's ruined. I was ******* ******. Will never buy another fathead.
    Or maybe you could have tried this:

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I sent them an email and they are replacing the fathead, no questions asked. They just want me to send a picture of it and the wall. I'll hang it up and put some tacks in it this time. The customer service lady was fantastic and they've definitely earned my repeat business with the way they handled it.



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