I have a newly skimmed wall that has a hair-line crack. Will Vellum be a good choice to cover this? Also, what is the difference between Vellum and Papyrus?
Do I need to size my wall before hanging Silk Ground?
I purchased one of your Luxury Textured Vinyl papers. It is on the wall and ready to paint. Some people on the web used a primer first on their paintable wallpaper. Do you recommend a primer?
I have some really bad textured walls in my house and Thermal liner will be a good way to get back to flat walls as well as making the room more comfortable and saving energy in the longer term. Do I need to take special precautions when applying Thermal liner over such poor surfaces?
Hi, I’ve just bought some of your Wallrock Thermal Liner and was wondering if it was possible to bend it round corners, also what is the best way to cut this product?
I put up Wallrock Thermal Liner and I’m still getting patches of mould appearing – Why?
Wallrock Thermal Liner ‘combats’ mould by alleviating the moist conditions which mould spores need to grow – namely condensation. How? By trapping warm room air at the wall surface and evening out any dramatic differences between the wall and air temperature. A good way to think of this is similar to how condensation forms on the outside of a glass of cool drink on a summers day.
So if you are using this product to help combat mould, it is important to remember that damp and subsequent mould problems can also be caused by penetrating damp from outside or in ground floor rooms by rising damp. As a general rule, condensation problems such as mould often manifest themselves in the coldest parts of a room such as in corners and window reveals. So a mould problem in the middle of a wall would most likely be caused by penetrating damp. As such, damp that is only low down on ground floor walls (approx 1 meter or less) may well be rising damp.
Penetrating damp problems are best dealt with at source, by fixing the cause – similarly with rising damp too. Localised problems however can be dealt with by applying a damp barrier behind the thermal liner; these are available as specialist paints and in roll form i.e Anderton 3 in 1 Damp Foil.
However, you should always remember that these products only mask the underlying problem and stop the wall breathing, expert advice is always well worth sorting out if you have any doubt.
Can you please tell me if your products are fire rated?
Hi I’ve recently bought an old Victorian house and I’m told that the old paper on the living room walls is Anaglypta, unfortunately a section has suffered some water damage and instead of striping the whole room I’d prefer to try and match the pattern and replace the damaged area. Can you help?
Hi, we will always try and help people with matching old and existing patterns, the first step is take a few photos that show the pattern clearly in a good light, this will help us to quickly identify the pattern if possible from our archive of old pattern books.
Over the years we have produced many different patterns and unfortunately not all are current and subsequently no longer in production, if we are unable to match the pattern we can always suggest a paper similar in style, size and relief.