One type of wallpaper you may come across is a "ready pasted paper".
A pre-pasted modern vinyl wallpaper. A trough to hold water will be needed to hang this type of wallpaper, though it will usually be supplied with the paper. To hang, simply submerge your required length of paper for the manufacturers recommended amount of time, fold as required, then simply apply to a surface.
Basic wallpapers are either made from wood pulp or vinyl. The wood pulp type papers are used either as a preparatory paper or finish papers. An emulsion paint is usually added to a preparatory paper or it will be used as a lining paper. These lining papers will be available in a variety of grades ranging from 400 (thin gauge) up to a 2000 grade (heavy gauge). One reason for a heavy gauge paper is to conceal any cracks or minor defects the wall may have. Different types of preparatory papers are:
Plain - Base for finish papers of an even porosity or as a base for painting. Hides minor defects and is suitable for well prepared substrates. Use a starch or cellulose paste to hang.
Coloured and reinforced lining paper Woodchip Anaglypta
Finished papers are supplied in a diverse range of patterns.
Standard Washable Embossed
Vinyl papers come in 3 basic classifications.
Standard patterned vinyl Sculptured vinyl Blown vinyl
Specialist Wall Coverings
These are odd or different in some minor variation. Usually found on a particular job or unusual scenario.
Clothed Back Vinyl
A cotton backed covering that is textured to look like fabric. Halls, corridors and public places of high traffic are preferable areas to use this type of covering because of it's high durabilty.
The covering imitates a carved pattern on wood or plaster. Quite pricey, this specialist material is mainly used on dado rails, in eateries, pubs and staircases.
Paper Backed Hessian
This fabric covering is made from jute. This materials is typically found in places of business and public buildings.
Metal Foil Paper
As it's name states, this is a covering with a metal completion, usually used as a decorative covering on hallmark walls.
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