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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:18 am 
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Hi There, what did I do wrong ? I was using Damask paper from b&q to paper bedroom but I would end up with just short of a full drop at the end of each roll, which left me with a LOT of waste off each roll. I think it was a straight match but not too sure. How would I of reduce wastage ?


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Well you know the height of your wall (the drop) and the length of a roll (10.05m???) so you should be able to figure out how many drops you get from a whole roll.

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Thanks for the reply. Am I right in taking as many lengths from the first roll before moving on to the second roll, regardless of how much waste I produce ?


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Rolls, where patterned, have 'repeats' (you don't indicate whether there is one on your rolls or not) and will be shown as such on the label. This is the distance between points where the pattern errrr... repeats and can have a significant impact on waste if the repeat isn't divisible into your drop length (without wastage).

Where there is no repeat you simply make your drop length - with appropriate extra for trimming (this can be a significant area of waste) - and use until you have to start a new roll. If you know of areas that aren't full drop (above doors etc) you can 'thinkulate' (i.e. calculate in your mind) where the 'waste' can be suitably used.

For a normal floor/ceiling height of 2.4m (excluding skirting and any cornicing) you will get 10.05/2.4 = 4 full drops (this also gives you 5cm/drop to use as trimming area) and zero waste.... effectively. That's for drops with no repeat though.

If you have a repeat you can 'waste' up to the repeat length on each drop - this can add to a significant amount and leave you with less than a whole drop for the last piece..........

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Ok thanks all


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On average:

Non-pattern match wallpaper = 4 drops per roll.
Pattern match wallpaper = 3 drops per roll.

There are many factors that will affect the above but it is a guide for what is average.



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