Today, L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc continues our wallpaper and wall covering glossary of terms and phrases used in the industry to give you a clearer picture of the various services we offer and specialize in. Following is Part 2. You can view Part 1 by clicking here.
Glossary of Wallpaper & Wall Covering Definitions
Gapped Seam: Gapped seams are a small space that appears between strips of wallpaper that are hung side by side; often the result of poorly prepared walls or excessive pressure being used during the installation process.
Laminated Wallpaper: Laminated wallpaper is wallpaper or border that has a decorative surface with a backing that is bonded to usually paper or fabric.
Linear Feet: Pertaining to the length measured by the distance between two points; used in reference to the measurement length of height of a wall, the length of a strip of wallpaper, or the length of a piece of border.
Liner Paper: A thick, vinyl wall covering that is installed under the decorative wall covering.
Matching: The technique of joining two strips of wallpaper to ensure partial designs or a sequence of designs will line up properly.
Matte Finish: A matte finish, sometimes referred to as a dull finish, is a finish on the wallpaper or border that has very little to know shine or reflective qualities.
Murals: A single picture or scene with no repeats. Murals often or specifically packaged in panels that when installed properly, they form a scene.
Opened Seams: Seams between two installed strips of wallpaper that have separated causing wall exposure. Often occurs when:
– Poor wall preparation
– Wallpaper that has been overworked during the installation process.
Peelable Removable: Wallpaper or border of which the front and middle layers can be stripped away, exposing the backing material to make removal easier.
Pigmented Primer/Sealer: A primer or sealer that dries white instead of clear is a pigmented primer or sealer and is designed to help block out discolorations or spots on the wall.
Pre-Pasted: Wallpaper or border that is pretreated with an adhesive sprayed or coated on the backing. This adhesive is water-soluble which is activated by soaking the wallpaper or border in a water tray or bathtub as installation is performed.
Primer/Sealer: Primer/sealers absorb into a porous wall surface and are typically alkyd or acrylic-based liquid that is applied to the wall prior to wallpaper installation.
Railroading: The technique of hanging wallpaper horizontally instead of vertically, which is often done above windows and doors.
Scoring Walls: Scoring walls is a technique used for wallpaper removal by sanding, scraping or etching the vinyl surface of a wallpaper or border. Scoring allows the removal solution to reach the paper backing of the wallpaper or border and dissolve the adhesive.
Single Roll: American single roll is 27 inches wide and 4 1/2 yards long, covering approximately 27-30 square feet of area.
Sizing: Prior to wallpaper installation, sizing is a liquid mixture that is applied to the wall to.
Solid-Sheet Vinyl: A type of wallpaper or border that has a paper or fabric backing laminated to a solid vinyl facing.
Strippable Wallpaper: Strippable wallpapers remove both the cover and backing at the same time making it easily removed without damaging the wall.
Un-pasted Wallpaper: Wallpaper or border that has not been pre-pasted at the mill prior to packaging.
Untrimmed Wallpaper: Wallpaper in which the selvage edges have not been removed at the mill prior to packaging.
Usable Yield: The quantity of wallpaper that is actually installed on the wall; not including the waste due to pattern match or allowances.
Wainscoting: Paneling or woodwork that covers the area from the baseboard to the chair rail, usually about 1/3 of the entire wall height.
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