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Old November 11th 09, 06:04 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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I've been hanging wallpaper for years but this pattern repeat
description has got me beat:
'[the wallpaper] comes in 52cm x 10m rolls. It has a pattern repeat of
61cm and a half drop'.

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?

The single wall onto which the wallpaper is destined is 3.3m wide by
2.3m high. Experience says 4 drops per roll so two rolls should do it.
Does the repeat description alter this?

TIA

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Old November 11th 09, 06:59 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 18:04:44 +0000, F news@nowhere wrote:

I've been hanging wallpaper for years but this pattern repeat
description has got me beat:
'[the wallpaper] comes in 52cm x 10m rolls. It has a pattern repeat of
61cm and a half drop'.

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?

The single wall onto which the wallpaper is destined is 3.3m wide by
2.3m high. Experience says 4 drops per roll so two rolls should do it.
Does the repeat description alter this?

TIA


I would read it as an idiots way of saying 61.5cm.

But then anything is possible from that description. )
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Old November 11th 09, 07:05 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"F" news@nowhere wrote in message
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I've been hanging wallpaper for years but this pattern repeat description
has got me beat:
'[the wallpaper] comes in 52cm x 10m rolls. It has a pattern repeat of
61cm and a half drop'.

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?

The single wall onto which the wallpaper is destined is 3.3m wide by 2.3m
high. Experience says 4 drops per roll so two rolls should do it. Does the
repeat description alter this?

TIA

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Does it not mean that the pattern repeat is 61cm but that the pattern is
staggered by half a pattern repeat between the two edges of the paper? So in
your calculation you need to allow an extra half pattern repeat in every
alternate drop.

Stephen


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Old November 11th 09, 07:28 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 11/11/2009 19:05 Stephen Mawson wrote:

Does it not mean that the pattern repeat is 61cm but that the pattern is
staggered by half a pattern repeat between the two edges of the paper? So in
your calculation you need to allow an extra half pattern repeat in every
alternate drop.


That was my suspicion but I can also read it as described by Eric and Phil.

It's for my daughter and the supplier only has two rolls. If it was for
me I'd start papering in the middle of the wall, work outwards in each
direction and, if it runs out, finish with some plain colour (probably
white!). But it's not for me...

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Old November 11th 09, 07:41 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:05:23 -0000, Stephen Mawson wrote:

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?


Does it not mean that the pattern repeat is 61cm but that the pattern is
staggered by half a pattern repeat between the two edges of the paper?


Yep. A drop pattern can get a bit mind blowing. But the simple way to
minimise wastage is to cut alternate pieces from alternate rolls.

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Old November 11th 09, 08:45 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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F submitted this idea :
I've been hanging wallpaper for years but this pattern repeat description has
got me beat:
'[the wallpaper] comes in 52cm x 10m rolls. It has a pattern repeat of 61cm
and a half drop'.

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?

The single wall onto which the wallpaper is destined is 3.3m wide by 2.3m
high. Experience says 4 drops per roll so two rolls should do it. Does the
repeat description alter this?

TIA


I would guess at it repeats every 61cm and that that the match point
moves down by half of that (30.5cm) for each length.

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Old November 11th 09, 09:39 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Wallpaper confusion

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Dave Liquorice wrote:

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:05:23 -0000, Stephen Mawson wrote:

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?


Does it not mean that the pattern repeat is 61cm but that the
pattern is staggered by half a pattern repeat between the two edges
of the paper?


Yep. A drop pattern can get a bit mind blowing. But the simple way to
minimise wastage is to cut alternate pieces from alternate rolls.


Absolutely right! You have both rolls on the go, cutting the first, third,
fifth and seventh drops from Roll 1 and drops 2, 4, 6 and 8 from Roll 2.
That way, each drop is an integral number of pattern repeats, and you waste
very little.
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Old November 11th 09, 10:02 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:39:31 -0000, "Roger Mills"
wrote:

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Dave Liquorice wrote:

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:05:23 -0000, Stephen Mawson wrote:

What do they mean by '61cm and a half drop'?

Does it not mean that the pattern repeat is 61cm but that the
pattern is staggered by half a pattern repeat between the two edges
of the paper?


Yep. A drop pattern can get a bit mind blowing. But the simple way to
minimise wastage is to cut alternate pieces from alternate rolls.


Absolutely right! You have both rolls on the go, cutting the first, third,
fifth and seventh drops from Roll 1 and drops 2, 4, 6 and 8 from Roll 2.
That way, each drop is an integral number of pattern repeats, and you waste
very little.


People!

This seems like a major DIY tip to me.

Can it go in the wiki??

 




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