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Identifying Wallpaper?

A roll of green wallpaper.
Whether you no longer have the information on your wallpaper or have moved into a home with existing papered walls, you may need to identify the wallcovering to make repairs or to use it in other areas of your home. Here are some tips for identifying wallpaper.
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September 27, 2018

Can anyone tell me the brand or anything about this wallpaper? We need to replace a wall of it, and the previous homeowners (who have passed away) put it up.

We just love it and need to order more!

Identifying Wallpaper - sample of the paper
 

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September 27, 20180 found this helpful
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Very beautiful.

It will be a long shot if there isn't any wall paper information laying around. Any left over wall paper anywhere in the home?

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The wall paper looks to be metallic? If you know the flower name, I would type on google like Metallic Wallpaper Flower, and it'll be a lot of browsing to look through though.

Example reminds me of: www.decoratingcentreonline.co.uk/lotus-flower-metallic-wallpaper-rose...
www.decoratingcentreonline.co.uk/fine-decor-quartz-tree-wallpaper...

I wonder if you can bring it into a wallpaper specialist to see if they have an idea.

Sorry! But I hope you have luck in finding the name of the wall paper, its beautiful! :)

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September 28, 20180 found this helpful
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It is really pretty! Maybe someone at this wall paper site can help you:

www.wallcoveringinstallers.org/

It is a huge challenge to identify old papers. There have just been so many and many that are similar by different companies.

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One person I know had to give up and just kept the paper one wall in a room a (they had some damage to the paper on other walls) and ended up stripping the damaged walls and painting in a coordinating color. It looks lovely and actually looks like they planned it that way.

Another gal went mix and match with a similar paper...you have to look really close to know the walls don't match...the wallpaper shop helped her find something really close and it looks good.

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September 29, 20180 found this helpful
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I like Pghgirl's suggestions and this may be how you will have to proceed as finding a vintage wallpaper WITH a name or/and brand is very difficult so it may be a very, very long shot to finding even a brand or name for this one.

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I'm assuming you also have no idea when (year) it might have been put up - maybe when the house was new? Even a year may be a beginning.

A very long shot might be to look up wallpaper brands; find their offices on the Internet and send a photo to each asking if this happens to be one of their vintage wallpapers.

Sorry but this is all that I can think of at this time.

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May 16, 2019

Can anybody identify this wallpaper? I think it could be Anaglypta, but don't know the pattern name. I am trying to find it as I need a couple of rolls because we've had a leak.

Identifying Old Wallpaper - vertical patterned paintable wallpaper
 

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May 16, 20190 found this helpful
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Trying to identify a brand name and pattern from a picture is really difficult but even with this information you may have a very hard time finding a roll if it has been discontinued for a long time.

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Wallpaper outlets that have long standing employees/owners are usually helpful but I would be sure to have several pictures just in case one is more clear than another.

Since you say you have had water damage, would it be possible to take a piece of the wallpaper to the stores since the texture will be one of the identifying features? This may be a big help with the identification process.

If you find out the brand and hopefully the pattern name, be sure to return and maybe someone can help you find what you need.

ThriftyFun receives a lot of requests for helping find discontinued wallpaper so maybe it would help to read past questions/answers.

www.thriftyfun.com/How-Can-I-Find-Discontinued-Wallpaper...

www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-Wallpaper-1.html

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December 29, 2021

Can anyone identify this wallpaper or suggest where I might find a roll to buy? Need to replace a small length following rewiring.

Think it's maybe Super Fresco or Anaglytpa and was originally white / cream, now painted grey.A textured wallpaper.
 

Thank you.

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December 31, 20210 found this helpful
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I could not find the same model of wallpaper. Most likely it is discounted a long time ago. I found some similar ones: Superfresco Paintable Heavy Stipple, Heavy Duty White Wallpaper www.ebay.co.uk/.../282482332581

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October 8, 2017

Can anyone identify this wallpaper please?
John

A flowered wallpaper.
 

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful
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I agree with coville - finding a particular wall paper pattern without a pattern name or manufacturer would be an almost impossible task.

  • You may have some luck with finding a manufacturer if you take a sample to some of your local wallpaper dealers as they can usually tell more about the paper and designs than inexperienced people.
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  • You may need to go to several stores but many carry different brands so one may recognize it.
  • The only other suggestion might be to send a photograph to as many on-line wall paper shops as you can locate and ask if they recognize it.

If you are looking to purchase a discontinued pattern then you will need a pattern name also as that is how they will be listed on eBay, Etsy and other web sites.

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February 26, 2019

I am looking for a roll of this wallpaper. Can anyone help? It is about 4 years old, but I don't know what it is called.

Identifying Wallpaper - neutral tone floral wallpaper
 

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February 26, 20191 found this helpful
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Do you remember where you purchased it? If you bring the swatch there they could identify it. Otherwise, take it to a wallpaper store. You might get lucky and someone will remember it.

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July 16, 2017

I am trying to identify this wallpaper?

Identifying Wallpaper - Asian print wallpaper
 
The back marking on a roll of wallpaper.
 
The markings on the back of a roll of wallpaper.
 

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July 17, 20170 found this helpful
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This is an old pattern. The Brooklyn Museum has an exhibit of this company. Why don't you send the picture to them and they can help you? www.brooklynmuseum.org/.../objects

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April 25, 2022

Can anyone help identify this wallpaper?

Blue decorative wallpaper.
 

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April 26, 20220 found this helpful

You are trying to identify this wallpaper because you wish to purchase more?
This wall that has this wallpaper is in your home or?
Do you have any idea how long the wallpaper has been on this wall?
This information could help as it would help determine if you are looking for a newer paper or if it is a discontinued pattern.

This type of question is asked on the ThriftyFun site quite often so maybe some of the answers will help you in your search.
www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-Wallpaper-1.html
www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-Wallpaper-5.html

If you are just trying to do some 'repairs' to missing or 'damaged' areas then you may need to find a good wallpaper installer that can maybe do some repairs to what is on the wall. Good installers can sometimes work 'miracles' with repairs that will not be noticed.

Another suggestion:
I would suggest you take your picture or a piece of the wallpaper if possible, to every outlet that is available in your area to see if they can help you identify the brand.
If you have a piece of the wallpaper/border they can sometimes tell the brand by the paper.

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January 10, 2021

I am looking to purchase this border paper for my mom. A recent flood ruined what she had. It's sentimental to her as she and my dad had pickled it out back around 2000.

A wallpaper border with a fruit theme.
 

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Anonymous
January 10, 20210 found this helpful

I needed to replace part of my border and found it on Walmarts website.

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January 10, 20210 found this helpful

Do you know who manufactured it? If not, go to an established wallpaper store and see if you can find out.

There are sites on the internet that sell discontinued wallpaper. You can also look on eBay. If it is not there, you can put in an alert, and you will be notified if it comes up.

Good luck!

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January 10, 20210 found this helpful

Trying to find wallpaper/border that was made in 2000 without a brand name will not be an easy job for anyone.
I would suggest you take your picture (a piece of the wallpaper would be good also) to every outlet that is available in your area to see if they can help you identify the brand. If you have a piece of the wallpaper/border they can sometimes tell the brand by the paper.
I'm afraid that without a brand name you are kinda 'lost in the water' so to speak.

You might try using several of the reverse image sites to see if anything turns up. There are several available and very easy to use.

You might try discussing this with your Mom to see if she remembers anything about where the store was located when they made the purchase.

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January 12, 20210 found this helpful

I tried reverse image and there are many similar, but nothing popped up as an exact. You could repeat that search often.

You could also call a long time wallpaper seller and see if they have an idea of the maker:

www.fortheloveofwallpaper.com/.../

While it is illegal to copy wallpaper and make your own (copyright NO NO), people have been known to paint images of wallpaper they want to recreate. You would have to check with a lawyer to see if that is legal--as it would be original art if you paint it...an would not be an exact replica of the pattern (AKA may not violate copyright).

That is a lot of work though...but I have heard this is becoming a popular trend to do since it is like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack to find old wall papers.

Blessings in your quest!

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September 30, 2019

I am looking for some help in identifying this wallpaper. It would be even better if someone knows where I can buy it; I suspect it's discontinued though :-(Identifying Wallpaper - white textured paper

 

Thanks.


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October 13, 2019

We need two rolls of this wallpaper to repair a section of ceiling. It was probably a very old paintable embossed paper. Anyone recognise the pattern or know where it could be purchased?

Identifying and Finding Paintable Wallpaper - embossed wallpaper
 

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May 11, 2019

I found this image on Pinterest + love the paper, unfortunately it doesn't link to where it's from. Does anyone know where it's from or have any idea how I can find it please.Identifying Wallpaper from an Image - floral wallpaper image seen on pinterest

 

Thank you x.


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March 4, 2019

I am looking for this type of wallpaper for my house. I want to redo some of the rooms that don't have this wallpaper, but I don't know the name of the paper and where I can buy it.

Any ideas? Or guesses?

Identifying Wallpaper - neutral paper with a brown random pattern
 
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