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About Vintage Wallpapers

 

Browse the collection using the menu below :

 

  1. Choose your PRODUCT : Wallpaper, Vinyl Wallpaper, Fabrics, Self-adhesive Paper, Sample Collection Box
  2. Choose your favorite PERIOD : 1930s-1940s , 1950s-1960s , 1970s-1980s
  3. Choose your STYLE : Floral wallpaper, Geometric wallpaper, Stripes wallpaper, Damask wallpaper, Flock & Textile wallpaper, Kids wallpaper, Plain & Texture wallpaper, Theme Wallpaper
  4. Choose a COLOR in the menu, each color selected is a color you’ll find in the design of the wallpaper.
  5. Filter on STOCK availability. This is a limited stock, these items are no longer in production.

 

 

PRODUCTS:

  • Wallpaper :  Wallpaper
  • Vinyl wallpaper : Wallpaper covered with a plastic layer. Water resistant, cleanable and strong.
  • Fabrics : Some Fabrics are available by meter, others per coupon and sold in one piece.
  • Self-adhesive papers : Plastic paper and self-adhesive vinyl originally from the 60s and 70s.
  • Wallpaper sample box : Collection of wallpaper samples.

 

PERIODS

  • The 1930s-1940s wallpapers : Chinoiserie Wallpaper, 1920s geometric wallpaper, 1940s floral wallpapers, 1940s damask wallpapers, Faux wallpapers, 1920s scenic wallpaper, 1930s vintage kitchen wallpaper, 1940s damask wallpaper, 1940s stripe wallpaper, 1930s graphics wallapper
  • 1950s-1960s wallpapers : mid century modern wallpapers in the early stage, geometric wallpapers, floral wallpapers, baroque wallpapers, damask wallpapers, ..
  • 1970s-1980s wallpapers :  Psychedelic wallpapers, modern retro wallpapers, abstract wallpapers,  vintage theme wallpapers, modern retro floral wallpapers, ..

 

STYLES:

  • Floral wallpaper 
  • Geometric wallpaper 
  • Stripes Wallpaper 
  • Kids Wallpaper: 
  • Flock & Textile wallpaper 
  • Damask / Baroque Wallpaper 
  • Plain wallpaper 
  • Theme wallpaper 

 

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Vintage Wallpapers is an online shop that sells authentic vintage wallpapers, fabrics and self-adhesive papers from the 1920s to 1980s.

 

All products come from dead stock, we do not sell reproductions.

 

The warehouse in located in Ghent, Belgium. You can visit us on appointment.

 

Our products:

  • Wallpaper :  Wallpaper
  • Vinyl wallpaper : Wallpaper covered with a plastic layer. Water resistant, cleanable and strong.
  • Fabrics : Some Fabrics are available by meter, others per coupon and sold in one piece.
  • Self-adhesive papers : Plastic paper and self-adhesive vinyl originally from the 60s and 70s.
  • Wallpaper sample box : Collection of wallpaper samples.

 

Our Collection of Wallpapers:

  • Floral wallpaper : Floral wallpapers, a never ending collection of floral designs, available in all color combinations, styles and patterns. Large pattern floral wallpaper, Botanical wallpaper, Nature  wallpaper, Palm wallpaper, Geometric floral wallpaper, Baroque floral wallpaper, Damask floral wallpaper, Paisley floral wallpaper, …
  • Geometric wallpaper : Geometric wallpapers are available in endless colors, patterns and shapes. Small patterns will make the space look larger, large patterns will visually make the room more impressing. Psychedelic wallpaper, Geometric wallpaper, Geometric floral wallpaper, Retro Wallpaper, Pop-Art Wallpaper, ..
  • Stripes Wallpaper : Striped wallpaper available in a variety of styles. Stripes wallpapers with or without pattern, stripes wallpaper decorated with flowers, damask patterns. Stripes will visually make the walls look higher. When decorating with stripes consider the size of the room. The larger the room, the wider the stripes should be. Thin stripes can look too cluttered in a large room, while wide stripes can lose their impact in a small space.
  • Kids Wallpaper: Vintage children’s wallpaper with detailed cartoon designs and colorful fantasy patterns make you dream away. Vintage ads wallpaper, Vintage girls wallpaper, Vintage boys wallpaper, ..
  • Flock & Textile wallpaper :  Luxurious flocked wallpapers, linnen wallpapers or jute wallpapers with impressive designs and colors creating a rich and high-end spectacle. Our collections offers flocked velvet wallpapers, natural linnen wallpapers, jute wallpapers.
  • Damask / Baroque Wallpaper : Damask wallpapers, also called Baroque wallpapers characterized by impressive luxurious and dramatic motifs of flowers, ornaments and artistic details are available in a variety of classic and contemporary styles. Modern Damask Wallpapers, Floral Damask Wallpapers, Castle Wallpapers, Geometric Baroque Wallpapers
  • Plain wallpaper : One color plain wallpapers and textured wallpapers.

 

All wallpapers in our collection are double rolls of 10 meter (33 feet) length. 

Unless stated differently.

 

1 roll covers 5 m2 which equals 53,8 ft². No loss included, standard loss is 7%.

 

All wallpapers in our collection are in good condition. 

 

Each roll is inspected once more before shipment.

 

Our Collection of Fabrics:

We have a limited collection of authentic vintage fabrics for sale.

Some are by meter and some are sold as coupon.

 

Our Collection of Self-adhesive papers

We have a collection of vintage 70s & 80s self-adhesive vinyls and velvet papers.

These are sold by meter.

 

 

 

 

About Wallpaper

 

There are two types of wall covering  Wallpapers and Vinyl Wallpapers

 

Types of Wallpaper

  • Machine-printed wallpaper: This is the most common type of wallpaper. The pattern is printed on the wallpaper with the help of rollers.
  • Hand printed wallpaper: Manufactured with a grid or template. Hand-printed wallpaper has a sharper pattern because the production receives personal attention.
  • Embossed wallpaper: The pattern is pressed into the wallpaper with the help of a metal roller, creating a relief. Leather, textile and wood grain are imitated using this process.
  • Velvet paper or Velours wallpaper: Looks like velvet and is made by sticking silk, nylon or wool remnants on the wallpaper in such a way that the pattern is visible in relief.
  • Rawl facer wallpaper: Looks very rough paper, because small wood chips and sawdust are added to the paper pulp during manufacture.
  • Washable wallpaper: A transparent layer of synthetic resin protects this wallpaper against water.

 

Types of Vinyl wallpaper

  • Vinyl wallpaper : Vinyl wall covering consists of a layer of paper coated with a layer of plastic with a pattern printed on it.  This material is very strong and resistant to steam and can be cleaned with a soft brush and soap.  Vinyl wallpaper is extremely suitable for bathrooms, kitchens or other spaces that are used intensively.
  • Silk wallpaper: Silk wallpaper is made by sticking finely woven silk onto paper.
  • Linoleum wallpaper: Linoleum wallpaper is very heavy and extreme resistant. It is comparable with floor linoleum.

 

Wall covering is available in many different styles:

  • Floral wallpaper
  • Geometric wallpaper
  • Damask Wallpaper
  • Baroque Wallpaper
  • Stripes Wallpaper
  • Flock Wallpaper
  • Textile wallpaper
  • Plain Wallpaper
  • Textured Wallpapers
  • Paisley Wallpaper

 

The periodes in Contemporary Wallpaper

 

1920s – 1940s Wallpapers: Wallpaper produced by block printing. Cut-out borders and decorative panels featuring geometric or floral patterns combined with lightly embossed, plain or semi-plain backgrounds.

1950s-1960s Wallpapers : The start of mass production and design movement of the 1950s featured less fussy effects. A new style was born characterized with flat, linear patterns and abstract geometric motifs, invigorated by an explosion of bright colour and fascinating Pop designs in the 1960s. Mass production and new processes led to the first pre-trimmed and ready-pasted papers appeared, quickly followed by laminated papers, metallic finishes and vinyl wallpapers.

1970s-1980s Wallpapers : The late 1970s and 1980s represented a high point for many wallpaper manufacturers when sales were strong and designs were bold and modern. But the oil crisisled to a significant reduction in the size of the industry world-wide, with many firms going out of business or being taken over by large international corporations. Faster and lower quality of production led to the end of its popularity.

 

 

A wallpaper roll usually is 10 meter (33 feet) long and 0,53 meter (20,8 inches) wide.

One roll covers 5 m2 which equals 53,8 ft². 

 

 

 

Placing an order

 

  • You can place your order directly on the site following the stept in the shopping card.
  1. Add a product to your card
  2. Proceed to check out
  3. Select : Private or Business
  4. Enter the billing details and shipping address
  5. Select a payment method : bank transfer or Paypal
  6. Check the over view of your order
  7. Place you order and continu with payment.
  8. You will receive an email with all order details.

 

  • Or you can send it by mail if you prefer. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Payments can be done with a bank transfer or with Paypal

 

Our Bank details are :

 

Company: Stuko bvba 

Company address : Poortakkerstraat 1A, 9051 Sint-Denijs Westrem. Belgium

Iban: BE86 6711 1377 8950

Swiff Bank: EURBBE99

 

  • With your Paypal account it is possible to make Visa/Mastercard payments.

 

 

 

 

 

Return products to our shop

 

  • It might happen that you wish to return goods. Incase you return items these will fully be refunded.

 

  • All shipping charges are for the buyer to pay.

 

  • We will refunded the amount of the products in the form of the original payment.

 

  • To avoid that you need to return goods please don’t hesitate to contact me for additional images, a video or paper details.

Just send us a message with the wallpaper number together with your question and we’ll do our best  to help out.

 

 

 

 

Shipping

 

  • We ship worldwide. We are located in Belgium.

 

  • Each roll is inspected once more before shipment.

 

  • Orders are shipped the same day or the next day. You will receive tracking details in your mailbox.

 

  • We only ship orders after receipt of payment.

 

  • Shipping charges are automatically calculated at checkout.

 

  • Delivery time for standard shipments is 2-6 days depending on the destination.  If you have a concern about the delivery time feel free to contact me.

 

  • For standard shipments work with Bpost and GLS. 

 

  • For Express shipments we use UPS, Fedex or DHL. Need a quote for an Express shipment ? Send us a message.

 

  • Feel free to use your own UPS, Fedex or DHL shipping account.

 

 

 

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How To Hang Wallpaper

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You can use a wallpaper calculator to calculate how many rolls you need for your project:

Or you can do this simply by yourself. One roll of wallpaper is typically 10,05 meter (33 feet) long and 0,53 meter (1,7 feet) wide. One roll thus can cover 5 m² (53,8 ft²) (loss of paper not included). You do need to charge a bit lost: after all, the larger the pattern of the wallpaper, the more loss, and the smaller the pattern of the wallpaper, the less loss you have.
On www.vintagewallpapers.be, you find the width, height and pattern repeat of every roll on each product page.
Any questions? Feel free to contact us via chat, mail or the contact page. We’d love to help you!

How to hang wallpaper? Just follow these 6 simple steps:

1. Prepare the surface for wallpapering: fill cracks with a filler, and equalize the wall. Let everything dry and sand smooth. Possibly you might give the surface a primer layer in the color of the wallpaper.

2. Cut all the strips of wallpaper to the right length and put them next to each other. When cutting don’t forget taking the pattern into account. To be sure that the strips are long enough, take a 20cm allowance at the top and bottom of each strip.

3. Glue the surface with wallpaper paste, for this use a wallpaper brush. Be generous with the glue and spread them as evenly as possible over the surface. Spread the glue wider out than the width of the wallpaper strip.

4. Apply the first strip of wallpaper and press down firmly with a wallpaper roller.

5. Glue the remaining strips of wallpaper with good connections along each edge. Remove adhesive residue immediately with a damp cloth.

6. Cut off the excess wallpaper at the top and bottom.

Do you have more questions about how to hang wallpaper? Feel free to contact us via mail or chat with us on this website.

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