RL Glossary

Wall
The various steps required prior to the installation of wallpaper to insure successful installation.

Walnut
A leading furniture wood; soft and pleasing of grain. While the trunks of walnut trees are straight-grained and provide little figure, wood of decided grain is obtained from stumps; figured walnut is also obtained from the “burl.” Walnut has great strength, cuts well, carves handily, and takes a fine polish.

Warp
The yarns hat run lengthwise or, up the bolt, in a woven fabric.

Washability
The ability of paint to be easily cleaned without wearing away during cleaning.

Washable
A wallcovering designed for cleaning with a sponge and mild soap and water. All Ralph Lauren wallpapers are washable.

Water Spotting
A paint appearance defect caused by water droplets. Also known as surfactant resistance.

Weaver Brush
A brush that imprints the distinctive texture of fabric into glaze. Used to apply the Ralph Lauren Chambray and Linen Techniques.

Weft
Yarn which interlaces at right angles with warp yarn in a woven fabric. Also referred to as filling.

Wing
An upholstered chair with a high back, stuffed arms, and wing-shaped protectors at head level protruding from the back over the arms.

Wrinkling
The development of ridges and furrows in paint when it dries.