How to repair Wallrock Fibreliner

How to repair Wallrock Fibreliner

Can you fix Wallrock Fibreliner…

…or any other liner from the Wallrock range of products if it’s been damaged on the wall? Fortunately, the answer is yes. This is mainly due to the fact that Wallrock wallcoverings are dry stripable, which makes the whole job much easier. We have written a detailed, step-by-step article demonstrating how to go about fixing Wallrock types of wallcoverings on CoverYourWall website, but here we are just going to look at some of the key aspects of the process. In this example you are looking at one of the Wallrock Trend textured wallpapers so that you can see the difference in textures easily.

Why dry stripable matters?

Simply, it matters because it will allow you to make a very neat cut around the damaged area and pull it off leaving you with relatively clean surface underneath. Having said that the result might vary depending on the wallcovering you have on the wall and the state of the surface under the wallcovering. A good example here would be Wallrock Thermal Liner, which has mesh-like backing.

Dry stripable Wallrock lets you remove the damaged wallcovering part easily

Why does ‘dimensionally stable’ matters?

We use the term ‘dimensionally stable’ quite often when describing one of the benefits of using Wallrock range of products; however, I don’t think everyone appreciates it until they realise their lining paper is getting wider when the adhesive is applied. If the Wallrock wallcovering wasn’t dimensionally stable you’d not be able to repair the damaged area because you wouldn’t be able to get the right size of the ‘patch’ for it.

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4 comments

  1. richard

    I have used Wallrock thermal liner on two outside walls and finished it with wallrock fibreliner over it and emulsioned to finsh.
    I have noted in certain areas the paper feels loose as if it has not stuck.It feels as if the fibre liner has not stuck to the thermal liner, but i am not sure. It is frustating because i have done everything the manufacture recommends, ie. using the correct adhesives and giving it generous amounts. It has been done now for a number of weeks and it is still on the wall
    so maybe it will be ok?

    • OnWall

      Hi Richard,

      Sounds like it should be OK, but if possible and as a test, use one of the loose patches to cut into it and get a bit of adhesive underneath Wallrock Fibreliner. It should stick. If you make the cut small enough it should be easy to use a bit of filler and paint over.

      It’s strange that it happened like that as the thermal liner under Wallrock Fibreliner is equally absorbent across the entire surface (unlike walls with new / old plaster). We’ll ask the manufacturer if they’ve come across anything like this before.

      Thanks,

      OnWall

  2. amanda betts

    I have just done exactly the same process on a bedroom and have the same situation as Richard. I have slit the pockets, glue and filled them but they don’t look great. This is a very hot room, could it be that the glue dried out too quickly hence the bubbles? Also is it possible to skim over the whole lot as the joints don’t look great due to the difficult shape of the room and arched ceiling.

    • OnWall

      Hi Amanda,

      We’d advise against skimming it if at all possible. The room temperature could very well be the factor here. Did you manage to fill in the joints of the KV600 before lining it with Wallrock Fibreliner? This would’ve stopped the lines showing through.

      OnWall

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