How to repair Wallrock Fibreliner

The whole range of Wallrock Fibreliners is more resistant to the typical day-to-day wear and tear than traditional wallpapers and lining papers. As we know, ‘things happen’ and sometimes the damage, be it intended or unintended or wear and tear takes its toll. If you need to repair the damaged area, you can remove part of Wallrock, which needs fixing and then replace it with a new patch very easily.

Why is it easy? Wallrock Fibreliners are dry strippable. These products are dimensionally stable, which means they don’t expand or shrink when wet. What you take out you can put back in.

Please note that in this example we are using Wallrock Trend, which has now been discontinued; however, all of the Fibreliner products behave in the same manner. In this example, we’ll show you how easy it’s to fix damage caused by a couple of holes.

A shelve has been removed and revealed a couple of holes.

Use a spare piece of Wallrock Fibreliner that is larger than the area that needs fixing. Hold it firmly in place over the damaged area.

Repairing Wallrock Fibreliner

A few things to remember:
  • Ensure the whole damaged area is covered
  • Cut through both layers together in one cut all the way around using the former as a guide
  • Ensure that the former does not move at all until you’ve cut all the way round
  • Leave the new piece of Wallrock for later
  • Remove the original section of the damaged area – remember, it's dry strippable so you don’t need to soak it

Fill any damage and smooth the surface if necessary. Use Toupret powder or ready mix fillers for best results.

fill in and smooth the surface

Apply adhesive to the area.

Apply adhesive to the area

Fit in the new section. Because Wallrock doesn’t shrink or expand it should fit perfectly.

Fit new fibreliner section

A coat of paint and you are done! When working with flat finish Wallrocks you might have to use fine filler to mask the edges better.

painting Wallrock Fibreliner

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