Paper backed fabrics can help with sound proofing.

Paper backing fabric for wall coverings

BR by Design's paper backing adds a range of commercial grade paper that turns almost any fabric into a custom wallpaper or wallcovering. Paper backing adds substance and body, as well as a protective moisture barrier between the fabric and the wall.

Paper backing protects the fabric, so the installation adhesive does not seep into the fabric. And makes the fabric easier to work with when cutting and pasting onto the wall. Paper fabric backing is ideal for concealing blemishes on wall surfaces.

Paper backed fabric acts as an acoustical aide by dampening sound. Paper backed fabric also provides additional wall insulating properties to help reduce energy costs associated with heating and cooling.

Why use paper backing when hanging fabric as a wallcovering?

Fabric covered walls create a luxurious effect and offer unique options for patterns and textures on vertical surfaces. However, it is not recommended that fabric be applied directly to the wall without proper backing.

By applying the proper backing beforehand, certain issues can be minimised. For example as fabrics react to heat and humidity they can sag and bubble. Also, adhesives can seep through and stain the face of the fabric.

Features & benefits of paper backing for fabric

  • Create elegant fabric wallcoverings from virtually any fabric or material.
  • Coordinate upholstery, window treatments, pillows, and many other accessories to your fabric wallcoverings.
  • Adds substance and body to fabric making installation easier and quicker.
  • Extra thickness aids in concealing blemishes in wall surfaces.
  • Paper backed fabrics serve as insulators and acoustical aids.
  • Processing time is approximately 3-5 working days from in-work date to packing date.
  • Maintain original colour, texture and quality of your material.

Guidelines for choosing the best fabric for paper backing

  • Paper backing is not recommended for fabrics with horizontal repeats or horizontal stripes
  • Avoid fabrics that must have a precision pattern match of a motif where the seams meet, for example a branch or a tree
  • Avoid patterns that are railroaded
  • Loosely woven fabrics to not respond well to paper backing
  • Fabric cannot exceed a finished width of 1.5m

    How we work

    BR by Design has worked hard to earn its reputation as a trusted provider of fabric bonding and laminating solutions.
    Send us your material and order request
    Accompanied by a Purchase Order
    We evaluate the first meter for suitability
    To protect form and provide function
    We quality control throughout the process
    Offering the highest level of protection
    We organise delivery to you. On time. No fuss
    We’re happy when you’re happy.
    Detailed Order Instructions

    NOTE: Work loss: you must include with your order one additional meter for each continuous piece of material supplied.
    NOTE: Fabric should be forwarded rolled on a tube with the face side of the fabric clearly marked. Incoming fabric that is wrinkled or not rolled on a tube will be subject to wrinkle removal charges.