Wallpapering Perth

At WA Decorators, we have a vast knowledge base of the wide selection of wallpaper Perth and wall murals that are current trends in this expanding rapidly updating market. Our wallpaper hangers Perth team can advise if you are looking for the latest trends from 3D papers to working within your budget papers.

Things you need to avoid when installing wallpaper

When using wallpaper, you should look at highlighting just one area, like a inset in the wall, or an alcove.  Choose a subtle and more gentle paper to accentuate the space.

If you choose patterned wallpaper, it can sometimes be easy to overwhelm the space you are papering. If it is a large feature wall, then by all means go for a bold pattern, but be sure to make other walls more subtle, and gentle.  Don’t use a lot of colours – just introduce one or two colours picked out from the wallpaper.

We all like to relax in our bedrooms.  Sometimes, if you have a feature headboard or it is quite intricate, there is no need to overcomplicate things with a busy wallpaper.  If you really want a bold wallpaper, then perhaps think about eliminating the need for a headboard altogether.

Wallpaper Calculator

One of our experienced wallpaper Perth team will be happy to assist with this service. Our experience and knowledge of wallpaper hanging in Perth, makes us the right choice for your project.

To calculate wallpaper for DIY measurements please follow the guide below.

Calculate the number of wallpaper drops required:

Measure the width of the wall you wish to paper.  Divide it by 53, which is the standard width of the average wallpaper (be sure to check the sizes first).  The total is the total number of drops for that wall.

Calculate the length of the wallpaper:

Measure the height of the wall you wish to paper, and then multiply the height of the wall by the number of drops required, and that is the metreage of wallpaper required.

Calculate the number of rolls required:

Look at the instructions that come with the wallpaper.  It will tell you everything you need to know about the paper.  Divide the length of roll of paper, less the repeat pattern stated on the instruction slip.  On average, wallpaper is approximately 10m in length (check first!).  Round it up the nearest whole number.  This will give you the number of rolls required.

Always allow extra for any waste. It is a good idea to always purchase one extra roll. You may wish to purchase 2 or 3 extra rolls, depending on how challenging the paper or the space to wallpaper is. Remember that a lot of papers have a pattern match, which means there may be extra waste. Contact our professional wallpaper hanger today to install your wallpaper perfectly so there’s no more waste wallpaper.

Wallpaper Types

Here’s a small selection of wallpapers that are available on the market today.

PulpsThis is pattern printed onto basic paper. They are easy to hang and easy to strip off.  Caution is required when hanging to avoid overstretching.  They can stretch very easily.

WashableWashable papers have a thin transparent coating that cover the patterns.  Do not get confused between washable and vinyls – they are very different.  The transparent coating allows the paper to be more resistant towards marks and stains.  Washable means to be wiped down with a damp cloth.

3D and MuralsAs wallpaper designs move forward, these HD (high definition) wallpapers can bring stunning reality to your room.  Some of these have to be seen to be believed.

Vinyl CoatingThese are patterns that are printed on a thin skin of vinyl, which is then backed onto paper.  This makes them quite washable, tough and ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

VinylsThese are tougher than vinyl coated, being that the viny that the print is on is thicker than the vinyl coating above. Vinyls usually require that the paste is applied to the wall, not the paper. This wallpaper are tricky to strip. They are resistant to water.

AnaglyptaThese are plain embossed patterned papers.  They usually require painting after application, but they are good for hiding defective walls.  Anaglypta is actually a trade name, but is common practice to use it for Anaglyptas and wood chip paper.

Embossed These are similar to Anaglypta but with a coloured patterned face.  They do not require painting over, but they can be when they become faded, or require a facelift.

Blown VinylAgain, similar to the embossed above, but as the name suggests, it has a vinyl coat and so has a tougher finish.

Flocked PaperThis consists of fibres which feel like a velvet.  These are traditionally the older wallpapers.  They can be easily marked, as people tend to rub their hands over them to get that ‘velvet feel’.

 Hand PrintedHand printed was the original way that wallpapers were designed.  A large block is repeatedly applied by hand along the length of the wallpaper each time with a different colour to obtain the pattern.  They tend to be quite expensive.  They are not usually pre-trimmed and are not usually available ‘off the shelf’.  A lot of skill is required when hanging this paper.  This is not a job for DIY.

The above is only a small selection of papers available on the market today.  The prices range hugely, so be sure to choose wisely. Wallpapering Perth WA does not have to become a vast costly experience.

Western Australian climate can become a contributing factor as to why your  wallpaper hanging in Perth project fails to meet your expectations  – One sure way to avoid this is to use services from professional Perth wallpaper hangers like WA Decorators – we are the experts in this field.

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