Two Different Runs

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Today I hung navy blue grasscloth in a powder room in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. Eight rolls were needed to do the room. The first thing you always do is to check the run number. Wallpaper printed at the same time has the same run number. Paper printed at another time can be a slightly different color, so it will have a different run number. It’s important to use all the same run, because a color difference, although slight, can be very obvious on the wall. Look at the second photo. Imagine if the strip on the left were a little more teal, and the strip on the right were a little more blue. It would not look good.

I pulled the bolts of paper out of the shipping box. And found six rolls of Run 9 – and One roll of Run 10. !!

If this job had been all one wall, or a room with many strips next to one another, I could not have proceeded. But, luckily, in this small powder room, I was able to plot the usage of the paper so that strips from the odd run went on separate walls. You will notice a color difference between strips on the same wall, but if they are on different walls, you will not notice a slight difference.

In this case, we got lucky.

Moral: Always check the Run Number(s).

This wallpaper pattern is by Seabrook, and was bought at a discounted price from Dorota Hartwig at Southwestern Paint on Bissonnet near Kirby. (713) 520-6262 or dorotasouthwestern@hotmail.com. Discuss your project and make an appointment before heading over to see her

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