Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I order samples?
A. We can provide samples at a small charge. Further information is on our order page.
Q. I want to hang my wall paper in a bathroom or kitchen. How can I protect it?
A. We can apply a special product that protects the wallpaper from splash damage.
Q. What's the best way to calculate the amount of wallpaper I need to order?
A. If you give us your room dimensions, we can calculate the number of rolls you will require. We advise you to over-estimate rather than under-estimate because it is hard to match colours precisely for subsequent additional rolls.
Q. How long will it take to receive my order?
A. As each roll is hand made to order, it may take as long as six weeks before we can deliver. It is usually considerably less than this, and we are happy to try to respond to any particular deadline you may have.
Q. Can I Commission my own design, colours and special paints?
A. Many Dunford Wood wallpapers were originated in answer to particular situations. If you have a pattern or a theme in mind, we will be happy to discuss translating this into a wallpaper design for you. Prices are negotiable.
If you don't see the colour combination that you want from our existing designs, we can try and match your needs, but be warned that any colour from a paint swatch will look different when set against a second colour.
We can also print our designs in eco paints on recycled paper and we can use metallic paints in gold and silver, for top colours.
There is a supplement for this service. Contact us for more information.
Q. Can you suggest different ways to use Dunford Wood wallpaper?
A. There are two principal ways to use wallpaper. You may use wallpaper as the centre of attention, by hanging it as a single panel or as an eye catching wall of pattern. If so, you should paint the other walls a colour that compliments the wallpaper in order to balance the whole room.
Alternatively, cover all 360 degrees of the room in wallpaper. This brings a sense of magic to your space, like wrap around sound. It is best to paint all the woodwork in the wallpaper's base colour, to create harmony.
All these wallpapers are designed as backgrounds to pictures and furniture. If this is your style, choose colours close in tone. If, on the other hand, you want to create drama, you may want to syncopate patterns or deliberately offset the colours. After all, 'the world is your lobster'.
Q. What is the best way to hang Dunford Wood wallpaper?
A. It is advisable to start with perfectly smooth, clean walls, so use good quality lining paper and a ready prepared tub of paste to avoid the problems of mixing. If hanging the paper yourself, you are advised to choose a simple design that does not need to meet up at the edges - Chevron. Tallysticks or Tree of Life would be the easiest to hang.
Wallpaper needs to be hung straight, so use a plumb line for the first panel. Draw a line down the wall and match the paper up against it. Once that is straight, the rest will line up.
Q. How much does a roll of handmade wallpaper cost?
A. A 10 metre roll of wallpaper costs £200. No half rolls, and no VAT.
Q. What colours are available?
A. Any combination of two colours is possible. This is a bespoke service - everything is made to order. The images shown on the website are from past commissions. If you want another colour scheme, we will be happy to discuss your requirements. We usually use Dulux or Green Paints - so you can use these as references.
Q. What are the wallpaper dimensions and repeat sizes?
A. Each roll measures 56cms wide, by 10m long. Repeat lengths are as follows:
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