Unless you’re a DIY nut, it’s hard to keep up with developments in tools to help with wall preparation, wall coverings and paint. There have been a number of new developments recently, like thermal lining paper, metallic and glitter wallpaper, eco-friendly paint and wallpaper and mould resistant paint. So lets take this opportunity to talk about one of the most popular new products on the market – fibre lining paper.
What’s Fibre Lining Paper?
Fibre Lining Paper, also known as fibreliner, is designed to be used on your walls to prepare them for wallpapering. Generally, they’re made from a wood pulp containing short fibres of wood that are compacted together to make a strong paper. When this is applied to the walls of your home, the lining paper helps to smooth the walls and will form a strong bond to wallpaper, keeping it in place.
Which Brands Produce Fibre Lining Paper?
One of the most popular brands that offer fibre lining paper is Wallrock Fibre Liner, also known as Wallrock Fibreliner. What’s particularly good about this is that it’s made from paper that has been sourced from sustainable forests, so it is an environmentally friendly product.
Wallrock Fibre Lining Paper is also resistant to peeling, which can be an issue with other lining papers. This is because, unlike most fibreliners which are made from short fibre wood pulp, Wallrock Fibre Liner is made from long fibre pulp, making it more flexible. So as walls move slightly, as they do in all homes, the lining paper moves with them without splitting or tearing. This makes using Wallrock Fibre Liner the financially sensible thing to do as it should stay in place for longer.
What Are Common Fibre Lining Paper Uses?
Fibre lining paper can be used on ceilings as well as most walls. It can be used in bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, studies and under wallpaper in the bathroom and kitchen as well. It’s quite durable so it can be used in high traffic areas like hallways and stairs too. Fibre liners can be used instead of thermal liners in homes where heat loss is not a special problem.
You might expect Wallrock Fibreliner to be more expensive given it’s increased durability and long lasting nature, but it’s actually very affordable and where you consider the need to repeat purchase and re-apply cheaper alternatives it’s actually very good value for money.