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  • Installing office wallpaper print- adhesive advice please?

     Iain Pearson updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago 7 Members · 18 Posts
  • Jon Stringer

    Member
    March 10, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Hi All
    I’ve been asked to quote on a job to cover an office wall and I wanted to go for a one piece ‘rafa’ canvas type print rather than wallpaper strips. What’s the best paste adhesive to use for this? I’ve heard of a brand called ‘red top’?

    Thanks

    Jon

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    March 10, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I could be wrong, but I think Spandex do a sort of canvas finish adhesive-backed material for wall prints. I may even have a sample roll of it at work.

    http://www.spandex.co.uk


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  • Iain Pearson

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    March 10, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Sadly for me, Rafa canvas is a simple, quick method to cover a wall, but for installers that don’t posses the skills to hang proper wallpapers.
    Don’t use it, never will use it. Far better products to cover a wall :thumbsup:

  • David Hammond

    Member
    March 11, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Any reason you don’t want to do it in drops?

    Here’s some we installed yesterday 5 drops, 5mm overlaps. Using a self adhesive media from Signmaster Systems, not sure what it is.


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  • Derek Heron

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    March 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    why not a one piece fabric

  • Kevin Mahoney

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    March 11, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Never used any of these wall coverings, I must look into it some more. I generally just use a matt laminated polymeric with a horizontal join

  • David Hammond

    Member
    March 11, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Kevin,
    Any reason you do horizontal joints?

    Derek,
    How are you fixing the fabric to the wall?

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 11, 2020 at 8:10 pm
    quote David Hammond:

    Any reason you do horizontal joints?

    I find it much easier to join the prints on the bench in the workshop & the one-piece install is lightning fast, seems easier to me rather than multiple pieces to line up. Also, the top piece overlapping the bottom piece below eye level seems almost invisible in my opinion.

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 5:19 am
    quote Kevin Mahoney:

    quote David Hammond:

    Any reason you do horizontal joints?

    I find it much easier to join the prints on the bench in the workshop & the one-piece install is lightning fast, seems easier to me rather than multiple pieces to line up. Also, the top piece overlapping the bottom piece below eye level seems almost invisible in my opinion.

    so what if your walls are 4.2mts H x 11.5mts W – do you still join it on the bench and fit one piece ?

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Or what about something like this ?


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  • Kevin Mahoney

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    March 12, 2020 at 6:58 am
    quote Iain Pearson:

    so what if your walls are 4.2mts H x 11.5mts W – do you still join it on the bench and fit one piece ?

    No, I haven’t done one that size yet.
    All the ones I’ve done have been perfectly doable in one piece so made sense to do it that way

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 9:38 am
    quote Kevin Mahoney:

    quote Iain Pearson:

    so what if your walls are 4.2mts H x 11.5mts W – do you still join it on the bench and fit one piece ?

    No, I haven’t done one that size yet.
    All the ones I’ve done have been perfectly doable in one piece so made sense to do it that way

    The main issue is see with horizontal is that its not a 1 man install. Where vertical drops are.

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Have you never used wall coverings Kevin ?
    Pretty much 90% of our projects are commercial interiors, so our team are very experienced in most
    variables out there regarding materials. Some find it easier to fit one piece jobs due to time/cost restraints, others for ease of install, but in fairness, if you have good installers, then walls fitted in panels/drops are just as effective, as sometimes its more about using the correct material for the project, and each material we use or recommend has its own merits.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Only ever used polymeric vinyl I’m afraid, never tried any purpose designed wall coverings. I’ll try & push it a bit

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 9:54 am

    If you ever need any help Kevin, id be more than happy to pop over with samples etc and give you some guidance
    In return to can show me some of your amazing vehicle work :thumbsup:

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Deal

  • Jon Stringer

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for the advice, although I think it went off subject a bit.

    The clients looking for a no-join finish and has asked for a one peice print. I’ve only ever installed S/A wallpaper rolls which does give an acceptable finish. Perhaps Digimura or similar is the way to go, without the overlaps.

    Thanks Jon

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    March 12, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Sorry Jon, as i said earlier, we would never use the one-piece stuff so ill leave it for someone that does to advise you best
    Good luck :thumbsup:

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