Reasons To Apply Lining Paper

Lining Paper: Lining your walls with lining paper before you hang wallpaper is key to a smooth finish for your walls or ceiling.

Lining paper can help to disguise small imperfections in the surface of walls.

It also add another layer of insulation to your room.

In fact, apply lining paper will prevent wallpaper shrinking when it’s hung on the wall, avoiding gaps between the lengths of paper.

Other than that, lining paper reduce the likelihood of stains and marks on the wall showing through your wallpaper or fresh coat of paint.

It also offer a barrier against penetrating damp and mould.

The best part is, lining paper protect flammable surfaces in the event of a fire (look for ‘class zero’ fire-rated lining papers).

How to choose a lining paper

Lining Paper: When shopping for lining paper there are a number of things to consider, to get the most suitable type of lining paper for your project.

When shopping for lining paper there are a number of things to consider, to get the most suitable type of lining paper for your project.

Key variations in types of lining paper are Grade, Application and Width.


Lining paper is available in different thicknesses, known as grades.

The grades range from 800 (thinnest) to 2000 (thickest).

The grade you choose will depend on the condition of the walls.

A thin lining or low-grade paper can be used to cover hairline cracks in the wall’s plastering.

If the wall is in a bad condition, a thicker 2000 grade lining paper will be required to help cover pitting and more noticeable plastering imperfections.

If you’re not sure which grade to use, we recommend the 1400 option as it is thick enough to cover imperfections and block staining.

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Lining paper range includes standard lining paper that you apply adhesive to, or paste the wall lining paper.

Paste the wall can be easier to hang as you apply the adhesive to the wall rather than the paper, so you don’t have heavy folded paper to hang.

For paste the wall lining paper, we recommend using a paint roller to apply the adhesive to the wall.

For this project we’re using paste the paper lining paper, which means that you apply the adhesive to the lining paper before hanging.

The adhesive required also varies depending on whether you’re hanging paste the paper of paste the wall lining paper.


The width of lining paper can vary between 500 and 1000millimetres (mm).

With wider lining paper you may need to buy fewer rolls, but it could also be more troublesome to hang.

Finding a Lining Paper?

Lining Paper: The best place to get all of your needs in Wallcovering & Fabrics is Wallpaper & Carpets Distributors (WCD).

It is located at Lot 1509, Batu 8, Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Desaria, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

WCD is currently Malaysia’s No. 1 Wallpaper & Carpet Distributor for  Korean, European, Luxury and Asian Wallpapers.

WCD offers over 10,000 designs across 450 collections of Wallcoverings.

The Wallcoverings vary from Paper Baked, Fabric Backed and Non Woven Backing which are suitable for offices, condominiums, apartments, hospitals, homes, banks, hotels and resorts.

WCD offers a vast range or Fabrics used for curtains and upholstery.

With over 50 collections, WCD also sells Sheers, Laces, Blackout Fabrics as well as Dim Out Fabrics that is suitable for homes, hospital and offices. Along with this, WCD sells Curtain Accessories like Tussels, Fringes, Metal Rods and others.

WCD, established in 1995, has since gained a reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading distributor of top brands of Wallcoverings.

It currently supplies to thousands of dealers all over Malaysia (inclusive of Sabah & Sarawak), Brunei, Vietnam, Mauritius and Singapore.

In addition, WCD also offers flooring materials such as Vinyl Sheets, Vinyl Planks, Vinyl Tiles, Carpet Tiles and many more.

With over 8 different Product Lines, over 15,000 designs, 500+ collections, WCD’s mission is to become the Number One Solution to Walls, Windows & Floors.

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