Paper Backing Fabric

Turn your fabric into wallpaper with FabWall® 1 and FabWall® 2;

We offer two types of paper backing:

Non Woven Backing (FabWall® 1) Paper Backing (FabWall® 2)
Paper backing is a type of non-woven, paper-type backing that provides the necessary stiffness and moisture protection to fabrics to make them more suitable for wall pasting type applications. This is a non-breathable backing applied to make fabrics suitable for albums, book covers etc. where blackout is also desired. This process is not recommended for wall pasting applications.
Wallpaper backing applied to tightly woven fabric to be used as wall coverings.

Wallpaper backing (FabWall® 1) is a nonwoven material that is applied to the back of fabrics to make them suitable for use as wall coverings. This adds body, stability, and makes the fabric easier to work with when cutting and pasting onto a wall. We have developed custom techniques which will allow us to turn your favorite fabrics into striking custom wallpaper.

Fabric-covered walls create a luxurious effect and offer unique options for patterns and textures on vertical surfaces. They also add sound absorbing and insulating qualities to a room. However, fabric cannot be applied directly to the wall without paper backing. For example, fabrics can react to heat and humidity causing sagging and bubbling, adhesives can seep through and stain the face of the fabric, and grains are often difficult to align. Paper backing minimizes these common issues.

Wallpaper backing applied printed fabric.

Our proprietary process FabWall® 1 incorporates a moisture barrier film between the nonwoven backing and the fabric, which prevents the glue from seeping through. The face of the fabric is treated with our stain protection making it resistant to moisture and stains and making the fabric easier to clean with a moist sponge or cloth.

Paper backed silk fabric album cover

Paper backing (FabWall® 2) This is a non-breathable paper backing applied to fabric is excellent for applications such as book binding album covers etc. Its provides necessary stiffness and allows easy cutting on slitters or vacuum tables for cutting and handling

It's easy to get started. We'd love to turn your stunning silks, linens, cottons or other fabrics into wallpaper. We can even work with your chenilles, grasscloths, and any other material that you would like to use on your wall.

We've successfully applied FabWall® backing on a wide variety of fabrics including:

  • Silk Fabrics
  • Linen
  • Polyester
  • Cotton
  • Solids Plaids & Stripes
  • Embroidered & Pleated
  • Velvets
  • Vinyls
  • Embroidered
  • Chenilles
  • Animal Skins (Leather, snakeskin, etc)
  • Faux Leather (Naugahyde)
  • Plastic
  • Grasscloth
  • Up to 120" wide fabrics
  • Loose weave fabrics

Free Samples

See and feel paper backing on your own fabric. Send us a sample of your fabric and our technicians will gladly apply the appropriate backing to suit your application (for a small fee). We can also send you a free brochure of representative samples if you prefer.

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