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Either printed with water-fast colours or thinly coated with PVA.
Paste on the surface can be safely removed by gentle use of a
As spongeable but with more protection.
Will withstand more wiping after light soiling.
As spongeable but well protected with PVA.
Suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Normally only applies to vinyl wallcoverings used in areas with heavy
This means that the wallcovering should retain its original colour for a
considerable amount of time, but can’t be guaranteed on any permanent
Beware!! This product may well fade or discolour in areas of direct
This needs to be pasted as this is not a ready pasted or paste-the-wall
To be hung by immersion in clean water according to instructions.
Always check the type of adhesive and the method of application.
Should peel cleanly from the wall in a dry state
This will not dry-peel.
Where edges cannot (or should not) be butt-jointed in the usual way,
they are lapped and the two thicknesses sliced through, usually with
straight edge and knife. The subsequent two strips of waste are pulled
away leaving two edges to stick down as a perfect butt joint. Often
applies to contract materials and thicker
The top skin of the decoration should peel cleanly away, leaving
the backing (if still secure) ready for further decoration.
This is sometimes called a Half Drop – the match is obtained by halving the repeat.
The pattern matches straight across the width.
No matching required; lengths can be cut straight from the roll
This can be found (but rarely), on the shelvedge of wallcoverings that
have been untrimmed or it may be on the reverse of some products.
In other respects, on a label it will mean don’t reverse the lengths.
Mostly applicable to plain effects and necessary to minimise the
risk of side to side shading.