Discontinued Village Wallpaper

I had to chop out a small section of wallpaper on my hallway and I'd really like to reinstate some matching wallpaper rather than have to strip everything off and repaint. I am not sure of the manufacturer or model code, but it looks nearly identical to one of the wallpapers on the image at top of this page ( https://img.thrfun.com/img/082/688/wallpaperrolls_s1.jpg ) and the other two wallpapers on that image look identical to other wallpaper that was also in other rooms until recently - I think it must be Village?

Does anyone recognise this design and know if it really is Village and what the model code was? Or even better have a roll or part of one I could purchase?

Sadly the wallpaper in my hall area goes up approximately 4m above the stairs so I am not comfortable trying to get some sort of ladder up there and given the state of the plaster elsewhere in the house removing this will end up leading to an expensive full replaster of the whole area. I would rather just patch the small area that got removed for now if at all possible.

Hope someone can help.


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June 6, 20180 found this helpful

In a case like this your best bet is to go to a wallpaper store.

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June 13, 20180 found this helpful

hi, thanks for the reply, I wouldn't have a clue what wallpaper store to go to and as it must be over 10 years old at a guess I can't see just any store having some, think I'd just end up visiting hundreds of stores and getting nowhere (if I knew the model code etc my chances might improve but not by that much I'd expect). Sadly I don't think this would help much unless you know of specialist wallpaper stores who just specialise in finding and stocking obsolete wallpaper?

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June 6, 20180 found this helpful

I would be concerned even if you find a match that the age difference would make it stand out and not be esthetically pleasing.


I get it about not wanting to strip it. In our old house we stripped wall paper off walls and ceilings--who papers a ceiling???? Removal was a dasterdly task.

It may be sacrilegious, and make the next homeowners unhappy, but have you considered skimming in the stripped area and just painting over the wallpaper?

We had to do that on one wall of the dining room when the plaster started to crumble. It looks ok. The walls we successfully stripped look better to me, but no one else knows the difference. Good luck!!

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June 13, 20180 found this helpful

Hi, Yes I'm aware the age difference may make it stand out but over the top of the stairs on its own section of wall and away from the lights I'd hope it would look manageable, certainly better than any relatively cheap alternatives I can think of.


Stripping wallpaper isn't much fun (as I know from stripping every other room after a full house rewire - in some cases 6 or 7 layers of thick plastic coated paper!). The problem isn't really the effort of doing so in the hallway or I'd just do it, it's the lack of access to the parts up near the ceiling many meters above the stairs - I'd need to pay someone to get up there somehow to strip off the paper and then likely a plasterer to go up there and fix the plaster as well when it inevitably flakes off.

I could paint over the paper for the parts I can't reach to strip off but if I can't reach them to strip the wallpaper I can't reach them to competently paint either, if I try painting with a 3m+ pole paint will go everywhere and just look terrible, not enough control at that distance to do a decent job :( From previous attempts I've never managed to paint wallpaper very well either


Thanks for the suggestions though

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