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mikke60
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« on: February 14, 2012, 05:21:32 PM »

I am think about some heavy vinyl wall paper for my wall covering. Would appreciate some input ,either for or against. Thanks, Mike
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 05:50:02 PM »

Nice thing about do it your way in bus building IS That..Only problem we had in past with wall covering was showing plywood grain through paper.  We now use Quilt batting and Upholstery Material on walls  and marine vinyl on ceiling. The guilt batting 2 oz acts as a sound barrier and smooths out corners and bumps.   Bob
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 05:54:45 PM »

I install wallpaper for a living.  There are good things and bad about the commercial type wall coverings.  They wear like iron, especially the fabric back types.  You can scrub them over and over and they still look new. They have to be installed with the heavy duty clay based adhesives if you want it to stay up.  The clear adhesives aren't strong enough to hold it up with the temperature and humidity changes that a conversion has to endure.  Movement tends to make the corners want to let go where two walls meet.  It will want to wrinkle over time where two plywood panels meet if you hang across the joint.

That all being said,  we have wall coverings. We used the commercial fabric type on the ceiling that offices use on cubicles and various other wallpapers on the walls.  We like the look and it makes it more like home.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 05:56:37 PM »

One problem I've found with any thin wall covering is cracking from bus movement. I prefer the thicker vinyl or something similar.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:49 PM »

Don: we have came by some 72 inch wide fabric. makes covering real easy! We stretch tight to outside corner in all directions and fasten. little planning and you can see no seams. Use a clear iron on raincoat coating on splash areas on same fabric.  Marine vinyl on roof;use to use suede but visitors would feel ceiling and oil from hands leave marks. Just wipe marine vinyl down.  Bob
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