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Below are some of our frequently asked questions, for more information on our products and services please find your nearest stockist on our contacts page or get in touch with our team in London


Where can I view the Christopher Farr Cloth collections?

Christopher Farr Cloth is distributed worldwide, please view our contacts page to find your nearest stockist or contact our team in London


What are the hanging instructions for your wallcoverings?

We strongly recommend that all of our clients read our ‘Wallpaper Hanging Instructions’ before instructing an installer. These are available via the ‘Technical Sheet’ download link on each product page. The information these contain, might assist your choice of adhesive and will highlight important decisions that may need to be taken before installation can begin. These instructions are also provided with every wallpaper delivery.


How do I calculate how much wallpaper I need?

Most of our wallpapers are available to buy by the metre to reduce on wastage. Our step-by-step instructions on calculating wallpaper quantities will assist you on ordering the correct quantity required. 


Which Adhesive do you recommend for your wallcoverings?

For non-woven wallpaper, we recommend Beeline Heavy Grade, which is applied by pasting on the wall. For Paper-backed Vinyl Wallpapers and Grass Cloth on Non-woven Wallpapers we recommend Henkel Metylan Strong Glue for Heavy, Special and Vinyl Wallpaper, this is applied by pasting to the back of the wallpaper. More information is included in our Wallpaper Hanging Instructions available to download on each individual product page.


What do you advise for the cleaning and maintenance of your wallcoverings?

For Non-woven wallpaper we do not recommend any cleaning of our hand printed wallpapers as they are delicate and unique. For a more durable finish, Polyvine Decorators Varnish is a revolutionary water-based varnish for protection of a wide range of decorative surfaces. The varnish protects against water, mild abrasion and discolouring. Available on Amazon or in three finishes: Satin, Gloss and Dead Flat.


For vinyl wallcoverings - please follow the advice as per the table below:



Liquid Detergent

Cream Cleanser

Soft Cloth

Rinse with Clean Water





Hot Chocolate


Ink – Ball Point Pen

Ink – Water based




Do I need to use lining paper and are there any particular lining papers that you would recommend?

We would recommend a good quality, 800 or 1000 grade lining paper


What do you advise for the cleaning and maintenance of your printed fabrics?

We recommend dry clean only for all our printed linens. Weekly light vacuuming is desirable to remove dirt and dust particles and greatly extends the life of the fabric. Under conditions of normal wear, annual or semi-annual cleaning will preserve and enhance the upholstery.

Please note, the vast majority of our prints have very good resistance to being dry-cleaned in Perchloroethylene and a spot test is recommended before proceeding, since dry cleaners are likely to be using differing times, temperatures and purity values for this process. We are aware that a small amount of dispersant/water combination is often used by dry cleaners to boost the washing efficiency of the solvent and the actual quality and quantity used could in certain circumstances have an adverse effect on the dry cleaning resistance.


Are your fabrics suitable for upholstery?

Yes the majority are available for upholstery, please discuss your requirements with our dedicated team


Can I use your indoor prints, outdoors?

All Indoor fabrics can be treated for outdoor use, please discuss your requirements with our dedicated team


What is a Martindale Rub Test?

A Martindale Rub Test measures the durability of a fabric for upholstery, this informs how and where the fabric should be used.


How do I order samples of your fabrics and wallpapers?

We provide samples free of charge to interior designers - please contact or register for an account and order samples online. For all our retail customers please order online, samples cost £2 each. Please note that all samples returned to our studio are reused or donated to local schools to encourage a circular economy.


Do you offer custom design?

Creativity, making and innovation have driven the house of Christopher Farr Cloth for the past 20 years. Cloth has developed close relationships with like-minded makers and designers around the globe to inspire and develop our textile and wallcovering collections. The combination of craftsmanship with the talent of renowned designers and close attention to detail has created the opportunity to keep evolving our collections. This tradition continues with our custom, tailored offering with ever expanding possibilities and the majority of our designs can be changed to meet custom requirements. Please get in touch with Nina at to discuss your requirements.


What is your approach to sustainability?

We are dedicated to making our processes and products as sustainable as possible and are continually reviewing our working practices to ensure we are making responsible choices in our work. We work with trusted partners in sourcing the best quality of materials to ensure our products are long lasting, thereby reducing waste. In addition, the majority of our products, are made from natural fibres and are printed here in the UK. Read our Sustainability statement in full.