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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 236 (200)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 236
Page 236

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 236

How *0 Hang Varlar

In many cases it is possible to save the money of installation by having someone on the maintenance staff do the job. Varlar stainproof wall covering can be hung easily by those who understand the customary methods, and with the use of regular wallpaper tools and equipment.

When removing the curl from the unrolled strip, do not crease or apply excess pressure. Use the same care required for all quality materials. Keep the entire strip of Varlar flat on the paste table while applying paste. After pasting, the strip may be folded, but do not crease the fold. Placing straight-edge over

IN A STEAM resistance lest, lear showed no visible effects after a 6 hour steam spraying.

selvage, trim selvage with straightedge. Sheet should be allowed to soak 10 minutes or more before hanging.

Cut strips of the wall covering to correct wall lengths from top to bottom to allow for matching. If the pattern is a ttdroppedil pattern, it is more economical to work with two rolls of Varlar, using every other roll for every other strip. When hanging tints, reverse every other strip. If ceiling is to be covered, apply Varlar to the ceiling before hanging it to the walls.

Mix Varlar adhesive in accordance with instructions. Paste the paper backing of the wall covering with the adhesive, keep entire strip of Varlar flat on the paste table and do not paste more than four strips at a time. The sheet should be allowed to soak 10 minutes.

After pasting, fold one-half of the pasted side of Varlar over on the other pasted side. Fold so that selvage edges are matched exactly. Do not crease the fold. Mark selvage width at both ends of folded pattern to guide straight edge placing straight edge over the selvage. Trim just before hanging, not immediately after pasting, using sharp knife or cutting wheel.

Next, unfold the top half of the Varlar folded strip, and let the bottom part remain folded. Unfold the lower half after the top is set in place. Start hanging over or next to a door or window, hanging the plumb line a few inches from the corner to keep the Varlar pattern straight. To insure hanging each strip straight, use plumb line constantly. Place adjacent strips properly to match pattern and to a very tight butt joint. Avoid stretching the Varlar. Ifliw'allxilcondition requires unusually tight 'butt joint overlap, butt to wire edge and roll edge down to get a very tight butt joint. Never lap Varlar unless the lapped edge is first sized with liquid cement.

Crease or score Varlar at the ceiling line and baseboard line with the back of a pair of scissors before trimming to insure exact fit. Then release the Varlar from the wall long enough to trim along the scoring line for snug ceiling and baseboard fit. Replace to a tight butt joint, using a smoothing brush to be sure to eliminate any air pockets or wrinkles. Strips of Varlar should be securely pasted to the entire surface of the wall to avoid blisters.

Roll down the seams to a Very tight joint after Varlar adhesive has thoroughly set; also roll tight at ceiling lino and baseboard line to permit constant washing of 'stainproof Varlar. This is very important.

Finally, remove the excess adhesive and liquid cement immediately from the surface of the wallpaper with soap and water, and wipe off with a Wet cloth. Do not allow these materials to dry.

ANOTHER INTERESTING example of how Valle: may add beauty and color to an interior.

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 236