Liquid wallpapers - what exactly is that?

With the term liquid wallpaper many can do nothing. So what exactly this is, what types of liquid wallpaper there are, and how these wallpapers are processed, you can therefore find out in this post.

Traditional wall covering

Liquid wallpaper is by no means a new invention. Liquid wallpapers were used - in a similar form as today - more than three hundred years ago in Japanese dynasties to decorate the walls.

It is a very tough plaster in which different fibers are embedded. The shape and length of the fibers decide on the resulting structure.

While only silk fibers were used in the classical Japanese wall coverings, today's liquid wallpaper are made in part with cotton fibers, with a cotton-silk mixture and occasionally with other admixtures such as quartz sand.

The composition varies depending on the manufacturer, and the fiber quality can often vary considerably from manufacturer to manufacturer.

In all cases, however, it is a very natural wall covering, which is usually very ecological and durable. Around 70 - 85% of the plaster consists of fibers.

Basic features of all liquid wallpaper

Regardless of the fiber type and quality, all liquid wallpaper has similar properties, which may be more or less pronounced depending on the fiber material used and the layer thickness applied.

Even cotton plaster as a special form of liquid wallpaper shares these basic characteristics.

Heat protection and sound insulation

The "fabric coating" of the walls leads to significantly improved sound insulation and heat protection properties of the wall. The higher surface temperature of the wall leads - especially with high layer thicknesses - to a significant insulating effect.

However, liquid wallpaper is always permeable, which makes it a very natural and extremely effective internal insulation without side effects.


The durability of liquid wallpaper is in the range of 10 - 15 years, depending on the fiber material used. Coarse fibers are much more resistant and can be durable beyond that period.

After 10 - 15 years, the plaster in many cases only has to be reworked. Due to the high fiber content (70 - 85%), the wall covering is also extremely resistant to wear.

It can also be easily removed, a reuse is at least partially conceivable. For the most part, wall coverings are renewable raw materials, so the LCA is also excellent.

Cost-effective alternative

Many liquid wallpaper are relatively inexpensive and with little effort to install. The prices start - depending on the fiber quality - at around 3 - 4 EUR per square meter, but especially high-quality variants can easily cost three times as much in individual cases.

With regard to the cost-benefit calculation, the ecologically excellent properties and the outstanding appearance of liquid wallpapers, however, they are, in almost all cases, also economically superior to classic wallpaper.

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