Historic Wallpaper: Real Lincrusta
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Those restoring old homes today value Lincrusta for its ability to hide cracks, pits and uneven old plaster walls. The deeply embossed relief wall covering can be painted with oil-based gloss, vinyl silk or acrylic eggshell emulsion to enrich the detail. Typically, the area below the chair-rail was varnished in Victorian times to ensure durability. However, the manufacturer points out that un-varnished Lincrusta can be re-painted many times.