Wallpapered in Feather Grass BP 5102
We create handcrafted wallpaper using our own richly pigmented paint and artisanal printing methods, giving an exquisitely tactile finish and an effortless connection between paint and paper.
Our Ground Paper
Beginning with high-quality, sustainably sourced paper, our expert craftsmen brush on an even layer of Farrow & Ball paint to create the first layer of colour and texture. Most of our ground colours are drawn from our collection of 132 paints, while others are specially developed as a wallpaper background colour.
1. Flat Bed Printing
For larger wallpaper designs and longer pattern repeats such as Silvergate, we use a traditional flat bed block printing method, inspired by 18th century techniques.
Our paint is then applied to the hand-etched surface and the block pressed onto the paper, just like a stamp, before being raised and moved in precise increments to complete the pattern.
2. Roller Block Printing
With its ability to accurately reproduce fine details, roller block printing is the perfect candidate for creating intricate designs such as Samphire.
The design is hand-engraved onto a cylinder, which is carefully coated with paint using a foam roller, and then rolled onto the paper to print the pattern.
3. Trough Printing Method
For our striped and dragged papers, our craftsmen use the meticulous trough printing method.
To begin, Farrow & Ball paint flows into the trough, through foam pads hand-cut by our expert craftsmen, and onto the paper. After oven drying, this process is repeated in a second hue to create a beautifully tactile stripe pattern.
Watch the video below to see what goes into making a roll of our Gable paper, from the first layer of ground colour to the final coat of protective glaze.