wall paper

Discussion in 'Materials' started by gabriel, May 12, 2014.

  1. gabriel
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    gabriel Junior Member

    Hello Guys

    I am remodeling all the interior and I am looking into wall paper for most walls. Can anyone suggest me what kind of wall paper are used in boats and where to find it. I have been searching on the internet but I couldn't t find a supplier for this kind of special paper. I found some paper in the "GREAT LAKES SKIPPER" webpage but honestly the variety is poor. So please any good advice is welcome.

    Thanks
    Gabriel
     
  2. rasorinc
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    It has to hold up to temperature and humidity swings plus use waterproof adhesive. You can find the stuff on line.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Any wallpaper rated for bathroom use will do fine.
     
  4. Grey Ghost
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    Are you sure you want wallpaper? A hard painted surface is easier to clean and maintain.
     
  5. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Wallpaper can cover up and hide defects that would be highlighted if painted, such as waviness, cracks, different textures, etc. Surface preparation and application of paint is a lot more labor intensive compared to wallpaper and takes more skill. If the skills aren't available or money is tight, wallpaper can be a reasonable choice.
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    We use to finish a lot of charter fishing boats with wall paper for that reason. It was faster and cheaper.
     
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  8. smokeysailor
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    smokeysailor New Member

    i AM A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER AND WALLPAPER HANGER. MY ADVICE IS DO A FAUX FINISH INSTEAD OF WALLPAPER. IT NOT ONLY HIDES WAY MORE DAMAGE, IT DOESN'T GET WRECKED AS EASILY. i DO FAUX FINISHING ON HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS WITHOUT REPAIRING THE WALLS FIRST, IT COVERS EVERYTHING FROM HOLES TO DENTS, SCRAPS ETC. tHE COLOURS AND DESIGN ARE ENDLESS.
     

  9. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    A painted surface would seem best to me too, particularly if you texture it with a faux finish. but quality all vinyl wall paper should work well, tough and water proof, easy to clean. Though it is costly. You want all vinyl, not the vinyl coated paper they sometimes sell as "vinyl".
     
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