Wall Wallpaper Ideas For Home
A tough, durable paper designed to cover small imperfections in wall and ceiling surfaces. It is inexpensive and is supplied in an off-white colour, to be painted to match the room’s colour scheme. It is extremely difficult to remove once it is in place and has rather fallen out of favour recently. If your walls are imperfect, go for a more interesting relief paper such as anaglypta, or for a distressed paint finish for a more dramatic effect. D
Heavy-duty off-white paper which is applied to walls after any levelling out of the plaster but before any painting and papering. It is used to achieve a smooth, professional finish, and can be bought in five different thicknesses.
Possibly the most widely available species of wallpaper, vinyl is now obtainable in a massive variety of designs, many with co-ordinating borders or friezes. A paper backing is covered with a layer of waterproof vinyl, thus making the surface extremely durable as it can be sponged down without risk of spoiling the fmish. Easy to hang and remove, vinyl is available with an unglued or ready-pasted backing. If you intend to use an unpasted paper, it is advisable to use a fungicidal adhesive to prevent mould from growing underneath.
Available in a wide selection of relief patterns, from floral designs to patterns imitating wood panelling, ready to be finished with gloss or emulsion paint. Their hard-wearing finish makes them popular for the area below the dado in hallways and for any walls with a less-than-perfect finish; once painted, their tough surface is washable.
Lincrusta has a texture that can resemble anything from tiles to wood grain. A solid paper backing is coated with a pliable filler and linseed oil. This is pressed into a pattern while soft, and once hard gives a tough, scrubbable wall-covering, particularly when coated with eggshell or a high-gloss oil-based paint, as many manufacturers recommend, especially if it is being used in a heavy traffic area.