Wallpapering is an art and our team of paperhangers at Mark Rogers Decorating are all highly qualified to hang all wall coverings by all manufactures worldwide. We carry out wallpapering in different sectors such as domestic or residential and commercial. From feature walls to full rooms, we don’t mind. We can install flock, wide vinyl, fabric and many more different types.
We also hang murals whether it be large or small. We can also help you pick a design or point you in the right direction of wallpaper suppliers for you to browse at your own convenience.
What is wallpaper?
Wallpaper is a material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration. It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come plain as “lining paper” (so that it can be painted or used to help cover uneven surfaces and minor wall defects thus giving a better surface), textured (such as Anaglypta), with a regular repeating pattern design, or, much less commonly today, with a single non-repeating large design carried over a set of sheets. The smallest rectangle that can be tiled to form the whole pattern is known as the pattern repeat.
Wallpaper printing techniques include surface printing, gravure printing, silk screen-printing, rotary printing, and digital printing. Wallpaper is made in long rolls, which are hung vertically on a wall. When wallpapering, patterned papers are designed so that the pattern “repeats”, and thus pieces cut from the same roll can be hung next to each other so as to continue the pattern without it being easy to see where the join between two pieces occurs. In the case of large complex patterns of images this is normally achieved by starting the second piece halfway into the length of the repeat, so that if the pattern going down the roll repeats after 24 inches, the next piece sideways is cut from the roll to begin 12 inches down the pattern from the first. The number of times the pattern repeats horizontally across a roll does not matter for this purpose. A single pattern can be issued in several different colour ways.
The world’s most expensive wallpaper, ‘Les Guerres D’Independence’ (The Wars of Independence), was priced at £24,896.50 ($44,091, or €36,350) for a set of 32 panels. It was designed by Zuber in France and is very popular in the United States.
Wallpaper adhesive or wallpaper paste is a specific adhesive, based on modified starch or methylcellulose, used to fix wallpaper to walls.
Wallpaper pastes have a typical shear thinning viscosity and a high wet adhesive tack. These properties are needed to slow down the penetration of the adhesive into the paper and wall, and give slow bonding speed which gives the decorator time to line up the wallpaper correctly on the wall. The adhesive is usually sold in pouches or boxes as flakes that are mixed with water to produce the paste, it is also available ready mixed in tubs.
The adhesive is applied to the wallpaper using a pasting brush to let the moisture of the adhesive soak into and penetrate the paper. The paper will thus expand before hanging rather than on the wall, which would cause vertical bubbles in each panel of paper as the adhesive dried from the edges in. When using non woven or glass fibre papers (paper that does not expand) the adhesive is applied to the wall instead.