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How and Why to Use Technical Lining Wallpapers

How and Why to Use Technical Wallpaper

We look into how to hang lining paper and other technical wallpaper and their uses. All technical wallpapers can be used to resolve issues such as rough and uneven plasterwork, cracks and crumbling plaster. 

How and Why to Use Technical Lining Wallpapers

21 Feb 2020

Technical Wallpaper is wallpaper that has a function other than to decorate a wall. Technical wallpaper may be required to address or hide an issue such as crumbling or uneven plasterwork, cold and damp walls or to add an additional level of comfort or safety to walls such as making them more fireproof. Technical wallpapers are hung on a bare wall underneath the final wall decoration ie the decorative wallpaper or paint.

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Choosing Victorian Style Wallpaper

Choosing Victorian Style Wallpaper

During Victorian times wallpapers were an essential element of interior decoration, suddenly financially accessible for many homeowners and giving the Victorian family a great opportunity to show their wealth and impeccable taste which was seen in the intricacy…

Choosing Victorian Style Wallpaper

27 Jan 2016

During Victorian times wallpapers were an essential element of interior decoration, suddenly financially accessible for many homeowners and giving the Victorian family a great opportunity to show their wealth and impeccable taste which was seen in the intricacy of design and rich colour palette of the papers they chose to decorate their house with. 

How To Use Victorian Wallpaper Designs In Your Home

How To Use Victorian Wallpaper Designs In Your Home

Wallpapers, expensive as they were, were used only in the house’s public rooms such as parlours, dining rooms and hallways. Family bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms tended to be painted or tiled. 

How To Use Victorian Wallpaper Designs In Your Home

23 Jan 2014

If you own a period or Victorian property, you can authentically recreate a feeling of living in the midst of history by carrying out a faithful restoration – by using Victorian wallpaper designs you can not only create a house that feels unique, but also using careful research, choose a wallpaper that was designed close to the date your house was built and first decorated to make your house a piece of living history. 

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How to create the perfect Victorian colour scheme to tie together decorative elements

Creating a perfect Victorian colour scheme

Complement patterns with something plain and of the right shade, be that the floor in terms of tiles, carpet or woodstain, or walls or curtains that tie those elements into a harmonious Victorian colour scheme.

How to create the perfect Victorian colour scheme to tie together decorative elements

14 Jan 2014

Many people have found themselves in the situation where they have seen a wallpaper or fabric that they have fallen in love with but having bought it, are unable to find the complementary paint colour that they have in their minds eye. If chosen well, you can use a number of different patterns and hues in your room, but you need to complement that with something plain and of the right shade, be that the floor in terms of tiles, carpet or…

How To Install Lincrusta And Anaglypta Paintable Wallpaper

How To Install Lincrusta And Anaglypta Paintable Wallpaper

Lincrusta and Anaglypta Relief Wall Coverings, Borders and Dados are embossed, durable coverings that enhance the décor of your Victorian or period house but have the added advantage of helping to hide old or uneven walls and ceilings that may otherwise need…

How To Install Lincrusta And Anaglypta Paintable Wallpaper

22 Jan 2013

Lincrusta and Anaglypta Relief Wall Coverings, Borders and Dados are embossed, durable coverings that enhance the décor of your Victorian or period house but have the added advantage of helping to hide old or uneven walls and ceilings that may otherwise need replastering. They are both hard wearing but Lincrusta is extremely hard wearing - as hard wearing as linoleum being made from very durable materials. Anaglypta is closer to the…

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Reproduction Victorian Wallpaper Guide

Reproduction Victorian Wallpaper Guide

In the Victorian era, wallpapers and wallcoverings became possibly the most important element to interior decoration as they became accessible for the majority of comfortably off householders.

Reproduction Victorian Wallpaper Guide

22 Jan 2013

When choosing the right type of wallpaper for a Victorian house, and its different rooms, it’s important to understand how wallpaper was used in the Victorian era and to try to pay homage to that in order for the interior decoration to be in keeping with the age of the house.

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History of wallcoverings and wallpaper

History of wallcoverings and wallpaper

The history of wallpapers and the earliest wallpapers used in Europe as early as the thirteenth century.

History of wallcoverings and wallpaper

03 Nov 2011

The main method used to produce wallpapers until well into the nineteenth century was Block printing which gave a very high quality product. The size of pattern repeat was limited to the width of the paper and the weight of wood block that the printer could work with. The wallpaper was made up of 12 sheets of hand made paper pasted together to make strips long enough to go from the top to the bottom of the wall. Usually a blank margin…

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