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Written By: Dirk Mohs - May• 01•13

Rauhfasertapete

Rauhfasertapete

The woodchip is a wallpaper shape with a rough, uneven, structured surface. Originally it was a year 1864 developed by the pharmacist Hugo Erfurt, who took advantage of this paper wallpaper as decoration for showcase and later as the basis for early size print wallpaper. Already 1920 was the woodchip wallpaper used for the interior design. This Wallpaper has been expelled from the 1827 founded paper mill of Friedrich Erfurt. The Erfurt & Son until today its headquarters in Wuppertal and one of the world's largest producers paintable wallpapers for.

The properties of Rauhfasertapete

Today the woodchip wallpaper consists of 3 Paper layers. In these layers the structure-forming wood fibers are incorporated and ultimately give the grain degree of. So the woodchip is in fine, differentiated medium and coarse structures. The great advantage of this wallpaper, that the outside may be painted over several times, without the wallpaper needs to be replaced in this case. Who chooses a particularly coarse-grained wallpaper, can cover these often, since the grain then still remains visible. Also damaged wallpaper pieces can easily be replaced with the same grain ingrain. Subsequent painting makes such a repair inconspicuous. If a Rauhfasertapete be released again, so it makes sense, that it is well moisturized. In a previous priming but they can also be removed again in large webs. It is more difficult, when in kitchens- or wet area, a woodchip painted with waterproof latex paint. Then, the surface must be perforated, so the water can penetrate well.

Applying a Rauhfasertapete

Like any other wallpaper also, Woodchip is pocketed on the back evenly with wallpaper paste. After a certain soaking time the wallpaper can then be placed on the wall. Excessive soaking should be avoided, since the woodchip can then tear. It is helpful in many cases, a modern pasting machine. Here the role is simply inserted and automatically brushed with glue and cut to the correct length. The final step is finally the painting in the desired color.

The special non-woven woodchip

Relatively new on the other hand is the Vlies-Rauhfaser. Although it consists of several layers, where wood fibers were incorporated, However, it differs from the traditional wallpaper by a special non-woven back. Here only the wall is pasted and then brought the Vlies-Rauhfaser from the roll directly onto the wall. All preparatory work, like pasting and soaking omitted here. During renovation work, the non-woven woodchip it can also be removed without leaving residue.

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