Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy Lincrusta?
Lincrusta is available from all good Decorators' Merchants, Trade Centres and Independent Retailers. To find your local supplier, go to our "Find A Supplier" section and enter your postcode. Alternatively, purchase Lincrusta via our online partner.
Is Lincrusta easy to install?
Lincrusta is a specialist wallcovering product. There are some specific techniques required, so whilst it is possible to install it yourself we recommend using a specialist installer to ensure a first class finish. To find an installer in your area, go to our "Find an Installer" and enter your postcode.
What wall preparation is required?
Thorough preparation of the surface is essential when hanging Lincrusta. Remove old wallpaper, wash down, fill all imperfections and allow to dry. Rub down before applying a coat of size.
We recommend cross-lining all non-porous surfaces (eg. solvent-painted walls) to give perfect adhesion. Apply lining paper using a ready-mixed adhesive containing a fungicide. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying Lincrusta.
I have newly plastered walls - do I need to cross-line them?
When applying Lincrusta to newly plastered walls, it is not necessary to cross-line the wall.
Allow the plaster to dry thoroughly, then scrape, rub down and fill any imperfections. Apply 2 coats of size and allow to dry before applying Lincrusta to the surface following manufacturer's instructions.
Does Lincrusta need trimming?
Lincrusta wallcoverings, friezes and dado panels are supplied with a selvedge to protect the product during shipping. To remove the selvedge use a sharp knife and metal straight edge.
Lincrusta borders RD1639, RD1640 and RD1953 are supplied ready trimmed.
What adhesive should I use?
We recommend only using our own specially formulated Lincrusta adhesive when applying Lincrusta.
How much adhesive is required?
1 litre of Lincrusta Adhesive is sufficient to cover 1 roll of Lincrusta (5.3 square metres)
Can I paint Lincrusta?
Yes Lincrusta can be painted. After installing Lincrusta, allow it to dry for 24 hours before de-greasing the surface using White Spirit or similar. Both water-based and oil-based paints can be used. If using water-based paints, apply a coat of acrylic primer first. If using oil-based paints, apply a coat of oil-based primer before decoration.
Can Lincrusta be repainted?
Yes, once you have painted Lincrusta, it can be repainted whenever you want to change the colour scheme in your home.
What paint effects can be achieved on Lincrusta?
Lincrusta can be treated with an infinite number of paint effects including rag rolling, glazing and wiping to scumbling, gilding and marbling. We recommend using a skilled decorator to achieve your desired effect.
Can Lincrusta be applied to a ceiling?
Yes, Lincrusta can be applied to a ceiling as long as the ceiling is strong enough to bear the weight of the product. We recommend a minimum of 2 competent people hanging lengths of no more than 2 metres.
I'm a decorator. Where can I find out more about how to install Lincrusta?
We run one-day training courses in the UK for decorators to learn how to install and paint Lincrusta. If you'd like to find out more, click on "Training Courses", give us your details and we'll get in touch.