Reasons Why You Should Use Lining Paper
One of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to wallpapering a room, is whether or not lining paper is essential. Lining paper offers a number of benefits and this blog posts aims to highlights all of the reasons you should use it. We stock a range of durable lining paper including 800 grade lining paper and 1200 grade lining paper for use on both old and new plaster walls.
To Create an Even Base
Wallpapering an uneven wall can cause a number of issues and it is likely that the flawless finish you desire won’t materialise. One of the most common reasons lining paper is used is to smooth out the base and help you achieve that even finish. If you have any cracks in the wall, you can use lining paper to disguise any imperfections and the end results will be beautiful.
It Minimises the Risk of Shrinkage
One of the most common problems when decorating with wallpaper is shrinkage. This happens when the wallpaper is exposed to moisture as the paper expands when wet. As the wallpaper dries it shrinks back to its original size and this can cause gaps in between the rolls that will only become evident when the paper is dry. High quality lining paper absorbs some of the moisture to help to prevent shrinkage giving a more professional finish.
It Helps to Keep Stains at Bay
Old stains on the base of the wall can transfer onto your wallpaper and mar the finish but by taking the time to line your walls first, this provided a barrier to prevent any stains from showing through.
It’s Environmentally Friendly
Every layer that you cover your walls with will make your home warmer and acts as insulation. For this reason, it also acts as an energy saver and traps in warmth to save you money on those electric bills.
A Longer Lasting Finish
The addition of lining paper ensures that your décor is altogether more durable and as a result your wallpaper will last longer than it would when applied to a dry wall.
Lining paper is sometimes thought of as unnecessary expense but as this blog post highlights, applying lining paper comes with a number of benefits. This extra step needn’t be time consuming, try our paste the wall lining paper for a speedy application.