wallcoverings?

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  1. lee52

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    Well the ole bus interior is starting to get to the stage of thinking about wallcoverings and colour schemes etc.. the OH is starting to get involved with the bus now. options wise I have are buy the proper prefinished wallboards and stick over the fresh ply lined bus, cons been the extra weight and it will be expensive (this is a budget build) would need 22 sheets of 8x4 to do walls and ceiling, carpet the walls and ceiling, or wallpaper.

    The OH has seen some wallpaper she really likes has anybody wallpapered a MH if so what prep would be needed would the plywood lining need sealing first (was thinking matt varnish the lot) what sticky stuff would you use normal wallpaper paste or pva. and will there be any problems with it as there will be more temp and moisture fluctuations than a normal house.
     
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    Have you thought about hollow PVC cladding?

    300mm or 400mm wide, comes in a variety of finishes and not too expensive.

    We did the roof in the Mercedes with it and were well pleased:

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    I like the PVC cladding idea ,lightweight and moisture resistant also can be wiped clean .
    If your going down the ply route 22 sheets of 8 by 4 will add a fair bit of weigh so go for the thinnest sheets you can .If you cover them in a pva solution you will be able to use wallpaper and then your options are endless ,whatever you do good luck and be sure to post a few pics.



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    not used in MH but @Terry put me on to the hollow PVC boarding, just done our en suite shower room at home, wall covering area 30m2 £300 done in a day (y)
     
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    what did you use to fasten the pvc boards up with
     
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    the bus is already fully lined with 3.6mm external ply
     
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    with the area you have got to cover i wouldbe using a combination of finishes for the different areas pvc wall boards in baths and kitchen areas carpet in lounge soft areas and wallpaper on any big areas
     
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    Have you thought of vinyl flooring? As you've already got boarding it would be just a matter of sticking it on ... we actually looked at buying a house once many moons ago where the owner had put it on the walls in the bathroom and it actually looked really good and was quite practical too.

    With the different colours/patterns available nowadays you could make it look very good for very little.
     
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    I was planning on using vinyl flooring for the toilet/shower room.

    now thinking pvc cladding for the ceiling and wallpaper the rest
     
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    Hi you can get 3 mm finished ply for around £16 a sheet 8 x4 ft(y) It works out a bit cheaper than the PVC Cladding but cladding is great for wc/shower walls -Also the cladding weighs a little more than the ply =£5.50 per 250 mm x2700 per sheet-Veltrim (carpet) for walls is easy to cover big awkward areas but not to my liking -10 x 2 mtrs long/wide=105 inc 10 cans of spray glue
    Wallpaper ?? but decent vynil is around £7 ish a roll and you would get 3 drops per roll around 500 mm-ish wide
    terry
     
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    As you've said wallpaper isn't cheap nowadays, not for anything worth having unless you can find some on reduced that will suit, it won't be as durable either as proper boarding, cladding or vinyl.
     
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    We fitted hardwood stringers down the length of the van and with a starter strip/channel for the first one, we screwed each open flange to the strips, then pushed the next one into the opening. We did a trial fit first with some offcuts.

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