USA: Wallpaper: Manufacturers
Wallpaper may be pre-pasted or unpasted. Pre-pasted wallpaper, which needs water to activate the paste, is easier for first time wallpaperers. Most papers are now made of vinyl or vinyl-coated, giving a washable, long lasting surface. Special wall papers include: Metallic Foil & Mylar, Textured Grasscloth, Flocked, Embossed, and Paintable. Wallpaper may be removed using steam or a chemical stripper. In both cases it is helpful to perforate the paper first, using a Paper Tiger. This is a tool with a wheel of sharp teeth which create small holes in the paper, leaving the wall undamaged.
The leading suppliers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
Chesapeake. Chesapeake Wallcoverings Corporation has its headquarters near Washington DC, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Its Easy-Walls brand of wall paper is 100% free of vinyl, being made from natural and synthetic fibers. It is pre-pasted, breathable, washable, and easily removable. While being removed, it comes away in full sheets. The Chesapeake designs cover the following categories: Family & Friends, Grace & Goodness, Home & Heritage, Homespun America, Coastal Waters, Men's Collection, High Country Lodge, Peace & Plenty, and Inspirational Faith & Family.
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