Capaver Fibreglass VB

Pre-coated glass fabrics (white pigmented). Impregnated wall coverings made of natural raw materials for use on high traffic internal walls.

Field of Application

Capaver glass fabrics provide for highly attractive, high-grade and individual wall surfaces, due to variations in texture, type, colour shade, gloss level and application technique of topcoats. In accordance with the expected degree of stress or desired visual appearance, all fabrics may easily be coated with suitable paint products and economic renovations are possible, due to individual needs.

Material Properties

  • Pre-coated in white.
  • Homogeneous, distinctively textured appearance.
  • High strength in wet conditions and safe application.
  • Rot proof, dimensionally stable.
  • Covers small surface cracks (crack bridging).

Material Base / Vehicle

Pre-coated Capaver glass fabrics (VB type) are made of purely mineral glass fibre yarns.
VB German term:  vorbeschichtet = pre-coated

Types that can be delivered

 Type Texture Weight per m2 Roll Size Pattern Repeat
 1100 VB fine approx. 140 g 50 x approx. 1 m
 1132 VB medium-fine approx. 160 g 50 x approx. 1 m
 2120 VB medium stripe approx. 185 g 25 x approx. 1 m
 2165 VB herringbone, medium approx. 200 g 25 x approx. 1 m >I 1.6
 2170 VB coarse approx. 185 g 25 x approx. 1 m
 2180 VB double chain, coarse approx. 205 g 25 x approx. 1 m
 2410 VB medium approx. 200 g 25 x approx. 1 m
 2440 VB diagonal, medium approx. 180 g 25 x approx. 1 m >I 1.5
 2460 VB rhomb, medium approx. 195 g 25 x approx. 1 m >I 8.5
 3185 VB double-chain,
 extra coarse
 approx. 245 g 25 x approx. 1 m

Packaging/Package Size

Selectable unit: One carton per roll.


Store Capaver glass fabrics in a dry place.

Supplementary Product

  • Capaver CapaColl GK (adhesive/glue)
  • Capaver CapaColl VK (adhesive/glue)
  • Capaver Gewebegrundierung (primer)
  • Interior paints of the Caparol product range


Capaver glass fabrics (VB) are composed of glass fibres with a diameter > 5 µm, particles of that size cannot enter the respiratory tract. Although the fibres are highly bonded in the fabric, a limited amount of glass particles may be released when cutting the fibres/glass fabrics. This may cause itching of skin to people with a sensitive skin (suggestion: take suitable protective measures), during application, but will fade away after bonding. Capaver glass fabrics do not release any glass fibres after being coated.

The inner structure of the yarns leads, in combination with an eco-friendly dressing, to a high wet strength, compact fabric surface, high ductility and skin tolerance during application.

The products are pre-coated on both sides in white and normally need only one finishing coat, when matt/silk-matt paints in white or bright colours are used.


Interior surfaces: Mineral plasters in mortar groups/classes PI (lime plaster), PII (lime-cement mortars) and PIII (cement mortars), PIV (gypsum mortar and ready-mixed gypsum plaster), sandwich-type plaster boards/gypsum plasterboards, gypsum wallboards, concrete.
Surfaces with colour contrast: One previously applied priming coat of Capadecor DecoGrund or Caparol Haftgrund.

Substrate Preparation

The substrate must always be solid, dry, sound/stable, clean, even and free from all substances that may prevent good adhesion. Follow Technical Information No. 650. In Germany: Follow VOB, part C, DIN 18366, section 3. Lower temperature limit for application and drying: +5 °C (product, substrate and ambient air).

Method of Application

Roller Application of Adhesive (Glue):

  • Apply Capacoll GK (20 % diluted) or CapaColl VK evenly with a paint roller (18 mm piles), but only for 1-2 fabric lengths, depending on the temperature on site.
  • Note: Agglomeration of adhesive (glue) must be avoided to achieve a uniformly textured surface.

Spray Application of Adhesive (Glue):

  • A minimum of 3 workmen on the job is required.
  • CapaColl VK can directly be applied to the wall with airless equipment.
  • Capacoll GK should be diluted with 20 % of tap (potable) water, depending on the conditions on site.
  • Important: It is suggested to observe the recommended material consumption and to spread the adhesive evenly, avoiding a surplus of applied product.

Advice: Detailed information concerning the spray application of CapaColl are given within our German manual "#843604 Handbuch der Spritztechnologie" and the product related download area of ("Spritzdatenblatt").

Bedding/Bonding of Glass Fabrics & Fleeces

  • To avoid differences of appearance in texture/pattern, always place the fabrics running in one direction and not laterally reversed.
  • Capaver glass fabrics should be bonded with butt joints.
  • Note: Provide for narrow butt joints, but the forming of bulges must be avoided to achieve a proper visual appearance.
  • Press the bonded fabric lengths void-free with sufficient pressure to the full surface using wallpaper scraper. Fix the edges and cut of the excess length with a wallpaper scraper.
  • For bonding Capaver glass fabrics on vertical external corners, the length must pass around it for minimum 10 cm.
  • For non-vertical corners, the fabrics must be cut at the corner.

Surface Coating System

Intermediate Coat:
The intermediate coat forms the basis to achieve a perfect finishing coat. The intermediate coat can only be applied when adhesive and fabric are completely dry, and should be tinted to match the finishing coat in shade. Apply one filling intermediate coat of Capaver Gewebegrundierung before applying coats of thin film paint, e.g. latex paints.

Finishing Coats:
Selection of suitable products for finishing coats is depending on the degree of expected loads and desired gloss level. Coatings must be applied wet-on-wet (also effective for trimming areas). See the following table for further information. 
LoadsIntermediate CoatFinishing CoatGloss Level
ProductWork StepsProductWork Steps
Malerit E.L.F.
Sylitol Bio-Innenfarbe
Malerit E.L.F.
Sylitol Bio-Innenfarbe
Latex Samt 10
Latex Samt 10
1Silk matt
SeidenLatex1SeidenLatex1Silk gloss
Amphibolin1–2 depending on colour shadeMetallocryl Interior2Gloss
EffektGrund1–2 depending on colour shadeCapaGold/CapaSilver2Silk gloss
HIGHPremiumClean1PremiumClean1Silk matt
Latex Satin 20
Latex 201 SG
1Latex Satin 20
Latex 201 SG
1Silk gloss
Latex Gloss 601Latex Gloss 601Gloss
1Disbopox 447 E.MI
1Silk gloss
ProductLoad Capacity
Malerit E.L.F
Sylitol Bio-Innenfarbe
- Wet scrub resistance Class 3 according to DIN EN 13300
- Wet scrub resistance Class 2 according to DIN EN 13300
- Resistant to aqueous disinfectants
Latex Samt 10
Latex Satin 20
Latex 201 SG
Latex Gloss 60
Metallocryl Interior
- Wet scrub resistance Class 1 according to DIN EN 13300
- Resistant to aqueous disinfectants
Disbopox 447 E.MI Wasserepoxid- Wet scrub resistance Class 1 according to DIN EN 13300
- Resistant to aqueous disinfectants
- Highly scratch- and shock-resistant
- Chemical-resistant
- Decontaminable according to DIN 25415

Not tested for resistance to disinfectants.
For more details please consult our corresponding Technical Information of above mentioned products.

Drying/Drying Time

Allow bonded fabric lengths to dry thoroughly before any further coating.


To avoid differences of appearance in texture/pattern, always place the fabrics running in one direction and not laterally inverted.
Capaver wall coverings are thoroughly inspected by the manufacturer. In exceptional cases isolated production related weaving faults may occur. These faults are marked at the trimmed edges and correspondingly compensated. They do not entitle to any objection. While cutting and bonding the fabrics, ascertain whether there are no weaving faults. In case of complaint the label with the batch and product numbers (see original carton) must be kept ready. Claims based on material faults cannot be objected after the application of more than 10 fabric lengths.

German Certificates

  • Flame-retardancy according to German standard DIN 4102, B1
  • Non-combustibility according to German standard DIN 4102, A2
  • Decontaminatibility in combination with Disbopox 447 E.MI Wasserepoxid


Fire behaviour classification associated with Capaver Glasgewebe / Glass Fabrics VB
CoatingReaction to Fire: Class
Malerit E.L.F.A2
Sylitol Bio-InnenfarbeA2
Latex Samt 10A2
Latex Satin 20A2
Latex Gloss 60A2
Amphibolin E.L.F.A2
Disbopox 447 E.MI WasserepoxidB1

German test certificates for the corresponding products are available via


Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. Particular attention should be made to removing wastage from site in compliance with standard construction site procedures.
In Germany: Dispose Capaver glass fabrics as construction site waste.

Technical Assistance

As it is impossible to list herein the wide variety of substrates and their specific problems, please request our technical assistance in case of queries. We will describe appropriate working methods, if a substrate not specified above is to be coated.

Customer Service Centre

Tel.: +49 06154- 71 7 1710
Fax: +49 05154- 71 7 1711

International Distribution: Please see

Technical information

Product recommendation:

Capaver Capacoll GK


Capaver CapaColl VK


Latex Gloss 60