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Textured Wallpaper – New Wave for Design

In the 1980s and 1990s there was a move away from using wallpaper. People opted to create a modern, clean look with painted walls. This worked well with all the new build homes that were growing up. But times change and this minimal, clean look is now looking a little outdated itself. There aren’t so many new homes being built at the moment so many people are instead buying and renovating older properties. And simply painting these old walls won’t always hide the imperfections in them.

For anyone considering using textured wallpaper in their homes, they’ll be glad to know that wallpaper manufacturers have noticed the move away from painted walls and have developed more modern textured wallpaper designs in recent years. Textured wallpaper does not mean wood chip anymore!


Anaglypta are probably the brand most associated with painted textured wallpaper. They have been making it for 125 years – but don’t be put off by the heritage. they do produce some traditional textured wallpaper (see their Vintage range), but Anaglypta also offer new ranges such as Superglypta and Anaglypta Luxury. Superglypta is designed to be more hard wearing and is good to use on plaster that has a lot of imperfections, or in high traffic rooms. The Luxury range is at the other end of the spectrum and houses many modern, trendy patterns that are designed to be painted.

For the whole range of Anaglypta products and great ideas, why not visit GoWallpaper to see for yourself.


Wallrock has made a name for itself by producing specialist wall coverings. Two of their best products have been soundproof and insulating lining papers. And they’ve now gone into the textured wallpaper market with the Wallrock Texture range. The range runs the whole of designs from modern to retro to classic looking patterns. So whatever kind of home look you’re going for, there’ll be something to suit.

So if you think your bare painted walls are looking a bit old hat, or just feel like a change, think about using textured wallpaper to add depth and comfort to your home.

Lining Paper Grades Explained

There are a whole range of specialist tools and also a range of lining paper grades. But how do you know which grades are the best for you to use?

Lining paper? 600 grade? These terms can be pretty baffling to a novice DIY-er. Paint is available in different types relating to the finish and intended usage.

Below we go through the uses and different lining paper grades from 600 to 2000 lining paper.

What is lining paper?

Before we talk about grades we’re just going to establish, for anyone who’s unsure, what lining paper is. It’s a wall covering, similar to wallpaper, but designed to be hung before putting up wallpaper. Doing this will make a smoother surface to hang wallpaper on. It can be used on relatively smooth walls (600 grade) or to cover over more serious wall imperfections (2000 grade lining paper).

600-1000 Grade

These are the thinnest lining paper grades available. They’re designed to be used on walls that are relatively smooth, with the aim of providing a better surface to hang wallpaper or apply paint to. You can use it to cover hairline crack or very minor imperfections.

1200-1400 Grade

These are thicker lining papers that can be used to cover more pronounced imperfections. That might mean pits, dents, bubbles or mark that would show through wallpaper if you didn’t use lining paper to smooth over. As well as being thicker to 600-1000 grade papers, they are also stronger, meaning they’re more durable and hard wearing.

1700-2000 Grade

The thickest lining papers are 1700-2000 grade. These are more specialist liners designed to cover over more serious dents, scratches and stains. If you have walls with stains such as nicotine, smoke staining or graffiti, then lining paper 2000 grade is the lining paper to use. It’s also used in many period houses to smooth over older plaster jobs.

So that’s our guide to the different lining paper grades and what situations to use different ones in. And one final thing to remember, lining paper can be used on ceilings as well as walls.

Dado Panel Wallpapers – The secrets of creating perfect staircase

Dado rails are part of a traditional, period home look. But they are a very popular feature in all kinds of homes, period and modern, in the present day. What’s so great about them is they create the illusion of more space. They also divide up tall walls, allowing you to add a second colour to them or use a wallpaper texture or design that would be overwhelming if it covered the whole wall.

Anaglyta Dado Panels

In the true period look, dado panels were made from carved wood. But the most common, and a lot cheaper, option used today is dado panel wallpaper. Anaglypta Dado Panel Wallpaper is specially designed to be used to create a dado panel effect. It’s easy to hang and there’s a wealth of designs in the range.

Hanging dado panel wallpaper on stairs

Hanging dado panel wallpaper on normal walls is not really too different to hanging any wallpaper. But hanging it on stairs is a little more tricky. If you want to apply Anaglypta Dado Panels to Stairs read our how to guide.

Step 1 – To make sure you hang the dado rail straight, you need to mark out where it needs to go. Do this by using a tape measure to measure up from the skirting board to where you want your dado rail to be. Do this at both the top and bottom of the stairs. Then get someone else to help you hold a string at both of the marks you’ve made, and draw a line on the wall following the string.

Step 2 – If you are installing a new dado rail, it’s much easier to apply the dado panels first. First draw a horizontal line from the dado mark across the wall. This is where you hang your first piece of dado panel wallpaper. But before doing that, take a piece of card and hold it against the wall in the position of the first drop of wallpaper. Where the card meets the skirting board, draw an angled line across to match that of the skirting on the stairs and then cut across the line. This will form your template for cutting the dado panel wallpaper.

Step 3 – Place your cardboard template on your dado panel wallpaper and cut it across the angle. But keep hold of all the off-cut as you’ll need it later. Next add paste to either the wallpaper or the wall, and line the wallpaper panel up with the horizontal line on the wall. Make sure to brush out any wallpaper bubbles with a wallpaper brush as you hang it.

Step 4 – For the final step, paste the off-cut or the wall above the panel you’ve already applied, then apply the off-cut to the wall. This ensures that the angle at the top of the wallpaper matches that at the bottom. Next draw a horizontal line where your wallpaper meets the dado line, and repeat the process for each drop of dado panel wallpaper. This makes sure you end up with a tidy paneled effect on the wall up any staircase.

So now you know how to use Anaglypta Dado Panel Wallpaper in even the trickier staircase option, there’s nothing stopping you finding a design you love and creating your own dado rail today.

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1400 Grade Lining Paper Explained

There are many different types of wallpapers and lining papers on the market and unless you’re a professional decorator, you might not understand the differences between them. Many of you might be reading this and asking what is lining paper and why is it required anyway? In this guide, we look specifically at 1400 grade lining paper and tell you how best to use it.

Types of lining paper

Before looking in more details at 1400 grade lining paper, it’s probably best to look at lining paper in general. Lining paper is a pre-wallpaper wall covering that’s designed to smooth over walls to prepare them for painting or wallpapering over. There are a range of specialist types of lining paper available. The most well known are thermal lining paper, which helps insulate your home against heat loss, and soundproof liner, which blocks out external noise. But there are also differences in more general liners.

The lining paper grading system

Lining papers are available in a range of different thicknesses. The thickness is explained in the numerical grade of the paper – 800 grade is very thin, while 1400 grade lining paper is very thick and suited to more heavy duty needs.

When to use 1400 lining paper

Superthick lining paper 1400 grade is great for using in your home to cover over plastering imperfections like pits and cracks. If you wallpaper over a wall with imperfections like these without using lining paper first, they will show up under the wallpaper. With 1400 grade lining paper, they should be totally disguised. 1400 grade lining paper can also be used to smooth out walls before painting. For instance, if bubbles have formed in the plaster whilst it was drying. The third use for 1400 lining paper is to cover up marks and stains on the wall. Water leaks, nicotine, smoke damage stains can all show through wallpaper or paint if not covered over first. Thick lining paper will prevent this happening.

So, now you know what 1400 grade lining paper is and where best to use it in your home.