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    Where's the wallpaper ?

    Just moving into our new house and I thought I would bung up a few rolls of wallpaper to break the white monotony . Wanted to do it now while the weathers not so hot but all the big stores have to order it and it takes a week. Has anyone seen a wholesaler of the stuff somewhere in Bangkok ?

    Thanks in advance ............BY

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    Think you will have trouble buying wall paper paste, the locals seem to think it has to be kept secret and never sold on the open market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Has anyone seen a wholesaler of the stuff somewhere in Bangkok ?
    I'll ask the wife when I see her later. One of our neighbours is a wholesaler, so they tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Think you will have trouble buying wall paper paste, the locals seem to think it has to be kept secret and never sold on the open market.
    Yes...Home Pro etc do paper ( to order ) but no paste. However, I found a shop nearby that sells wallpaper ( to order again ) and they had paste and luckily I've still got enough left to do about 12 more rolls. Failing that I suppose you could get a couple of male elephants around and er....be nice to them. Should be good for several rolls and only costs bananas

    Hanging paper here can be tricky in the hot season because the water in the paste evaporates while you work from one end of the roll to the other. Consequently, you have to damp paste the wall first then work on the roll in a frenzy before everything dries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Has anyone seen a wholesaler of the stuff somewhere in Bangkok ?
    I'll ask the wife when I see her later. One of our neighbours is a wholesaler, so they tell me.
    Thanks mate. Find out if he has a shop or does he want to make a home visit. If so I'll need to deactivate the mines and leave the barbed wire gate open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Find out if he has a shop or does he want to make a home visit.
    Yep I'll ask. Think its a 'she'. whoop whoop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Find out if he has a shop or does he want to make a home visit.
    Yep I'll ask. Think its a 'she'. whoop whoop!
    Ah ha...you should have said. No worries with a home visit then and I'll even tie a ribbon around the tree for her.

    ( Note to self....do not come to the door in the buff....look at the paper first and then if theres nothing I fancy, get my kit off later .)

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    Whatever happened to the wallpaper that had glue on one side, you just pulled it through a tray of water and stuck it straight on the wall?

    Glue is a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Glue is a pain in the butt.
    I don't doubt that for a second! Wasn't there some kind of warning on the label?

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    Goodrich on Ekamai. Big showroom, lots of books.
    They also have a location in the CDC on Ramidra Hwy.

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    I really don't like wallpaper, even back in the UK I always stripped the walls and painted them white

    here it could be interesting; unless you get a paste that is treated the bugs will eat the paper. In the wet season, large areas may well start to fall off the wall due to the humidity

    good fun and keep you amused for hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Goodrich on Ekamai. Big showroom, lots of books.
    They also have a location in the CDC on Ramidra Hwy.
    Thanks Humbert. I'll try to check it out on the weekend. I've found a couple of places locally that supply it and have catalogues but again, you have to choose then order it which takes a week to ten days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    I really don't like wallpaper, even back in the UK I always stripped the walls and painted them white

    here it could be interesting; unless you get a paste that is treated the bugs will eat the paper. In the wet season, large areas may well start to fall off the wall due to the humidity

    good fun and keep you amused for hours
    Yes, I used to go for the all ' Barleywhite ' look but I got fed up with it and wanted to break it up with the odd papered pannel ...thus:




    Its been up 4 years now and never had a problem with bugs or peeling. As I mentioned before the trick is to damp paste both the wall and the paper to ensure you get no dry patches.

    Actually, I don't want to paper the whole room just a section. One roll gives you 4 drops and thats enough for my purpose.

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    I might have seen some at Home Pro too.

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    wallpaper

    have you checked the price,home pro charge by the mtr.exspensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffyapple View Post
    have you checked the price,home pro charge by the mtr.exspensive.
    Yes , paid 950 baht for the roll shown above. However, it is very good quality.

    I looked into this last week by checking out the prices on B&Q's ( U.K . DIY chain ) website and was surprised how expensive paper is there too. Although its possible to get cheap stuff for around 6 pounds a roll , the better quality can be 20 pounds plus.

    Home Pro has nice paper but the wait is 7 - 10 days. I thought there might be a warehouse somewhere in BKK from where they order it. Maybe not it seems.

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    wallpaper

    my misses was a sucker for the sales in the uk she picked up 6 rolls reduced from 12 a roll at a 1 a roll and she hung it herself wish i could show you some photos got to get the hang of it.

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    I think most of the wallpaper available here is imported. Most of it comes from the US and Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    I looked into this last week by checking out the prices on B&Q's ( U.K . DIY chain ) website and was surprised how expensive paper is there too. Although its possible to get cheap stuff for around 6 pounds a roll , the better quality can be 20 pounds plus.
    my neighbour wanted the "real" look for his Georgian property in London; the wallpaper was over $800 a roll

    silk and hand painted

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Think you will have trouble buying wall paper paste, the locals seem to think it has to be kept secret and never sold on the open market.
    This turned out to be true. The place I got it last time no longer sells it and everyone else in the DIY shops was giving me silly advice. One bloke suggested super glue !! Yea, right mate . Thanks for that. So I had some sent from the U.K. but that never arrived.

    Eventually, at a big store up the road where all the local builders go I spied this stuff :




    which is pretty well as near as you're gonna get here. Its water based so you can put in about a fifth part of water and away you go. One bottle will do about 2 - 3 lengths and it cost 30 baht ( or thereabouts ).
    Even better, if you're getting your paper from Home Pro, make sure to order some paste with the paper.

    The net result gives a nice effect and breaks up the plain painted walls a bit even if you're not doing the whole room. Have to say, I've never had paper go mouldy on me yet or start falling off the wall. If you do the job properly no reason why it shouldn't last.


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