Wallrock Premium

Wallrock Premium

What is Wallrock Premium?

Wallrock Premium is a ‘smooth looking’ brother of Wallrock Fibreliner. The technology of making it is exactly the same as in the case of Wallrock Fibreliner (read more about it in this article), but the main difference is that it gives you a plaster-like finish. Yes, it’s much smoother than Wallrock Fibreliner or traditional lining paper. If in doubt, get a free sample of Wallrock Premium here.

The way they get it looking much smoother is they pack 25% more of wood pulp (paper) into the liner and use some large and heavy rollers to get the extra smooth finish. It’s not hard to guess that with 25% more ‘stuff’ Wallrock Premium is stronger, too.

How smooth is it?

I have taken some shots of Wallrock Premium and Wallrock Fibreliner hoping to demonstrate the difference between the two texture wise that is. Depending on your screen resolution you might not be to see the detail clearly. I’m hoping you’ll be able to see that Wallrock Fibreliner is showing some surface texture and Wallrock Premium isn’t even when magnified. Again, best to get some samples first and decide on those bases.

How smooth is Wallrock Premium?

Plastering vs Wallrock Premium

We get asked often whether Wallrock Premium is better than plastering. There’s no straight answer. Wallrock Premium isn’t the same as plastering and vice verse. If you’ve ever had any plastering done at home you’ll know how messy it gets and how long it takes. Sure, results are great too. With the Premium, you’ll finish an average room in a few hours and most likely you’ll be able to do it  yourself. All depends on what you are after.

Paste the wall or the liner?

As with all Wallrock products, you just paste the wall with adhesive and apply the wallcovering to it. If you’ve ever used lining paper or traditional wallpaper, you’ll know that you are saving huge amount of time and hassle by this. Because of how it’s made, the Premium (and all Wallrock products) are dimensionally stable (a fancy phrase meaning they don’t expand when wet or shrink when drying up), which means you have no gaps to fill.

 

6 comments

  1. Would this be suitable to paste on top of a thermal lining paper (0.3mm thick) for a smooth finish?

    • OnWall

      Hi Pippa,

      Yes, very much. Wallrock Premium will give a very nice finish on top of the thermal liner.

      Thanks,

      OnWall

  2. I have old plaster walls where we get hairline cracks as underlying plaster is crumbly.

    Should I use Premium or Fiberliner?

    • OnWall

      Either Wallrock Fibreliner or Premium could work, but it’s best to get a sample from us and decide. They offer different finish.

      OnWall

  3. Alastair

    I live in a solid brick (double brick) 100 year old home and have had some cracking on a plaster covered wall between two bedrooms (long diagonal cracks up to 2mm possibly 3mm wide )
    Seems to have occurred due to some movement after a very dry summer. I can see on the wall that it has happened before and been repaired.
    Is Wallrock premium the right product to cover in this situation and how will it react and look if in future a crack like that develops underneath – will it need to be stripped off and reapplied every time ?

    • OnWall

      Hi Alastair,

      If the cracks are 2 to 3mm wide and if it happened before it points to the structural nature of the issue – perhaps the foundation. Obviously, this is something else entirely.
      Although 2 to 3mm movement is quite significant, Wallrock Premium perhaps would be right to withstand it, but can’t be sure 100%. The issues you are dealing with once the crack has appeared and Wallrock Premium held is that any subsequent closing movements (as in the wall trying to move back and forth) which are likely to happen, would create a visible crease. Another visual fault would perhaps show as a deep shadow through the liner especially at night when artificial light is used – you’ve got a dark ‘abyss’ underneath the liner. If you want to try the liner option you could perhaps consider Wallrock R300, which is much thicker and stronger. As for application each time the crack appears it’s difficult to say as I’m sure it’ll materialise differently each time. You could potentially cross-line the wall and then if the crack appears, remove the liner only from the affected section and replace it with a new one (dimensionally stable liners allow you to do it), but depending on the total coverage it might be better to remove the lot and start afresh.

      OnWall

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