Armored Velvet

This stuff sounds like having a shag carpet sprayed onto your walls. Might have been a cool effect for a bachelor pad.

Unfortunately I can't find any pictures of what it looked like, so I can't tell how awesome/disgusting the stuff really was. I bet the fibers would get easily torn off, and then how would you patch it?

It seems to have disappeared from the market sometime around 1970.

The Deseret News - Oct 18, 1967

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph - Aug 10, 1968

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 16, 2016
     Category: Interior Decorating | 1960s

As an alternative to the wood look paneling that was so popular in the '70s as well I take it. It would be interesting to see what the stuff looks like. It must not have held up as well as the paneling or we would see it around occasionally like the paneling.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/16/16 at 09:47 AM
They probably found it was more profitable to put it into little cans and sell it as spray-on hair.

One of the newer wrinkles on the technology is Fabrican, spray-on clothing.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/16/16 at 04:07 PM
Stop dissing my '70s wood panel Den (Man Cave) Patty :cheese: ... I like it.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/16/16 at 07:31 PM
I do too sweetheart, hell the whole house I grew up in was different colors of the same wood paneling.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/16/16 at 09:42 PM
I think I've seen this stuff! It's still DC over here but it sure sounds familiar!

I wonder if you could get fibermalahalitosis from this stuff?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/17/16 at 12:45 AM
I wonder how my cats would like a wall covered with this. Maybe I could mix a little catnip into it before spraying it on. If it works, Jackson Galaxy can mention it in his next book on how to catify your home.
Posted by Fritz G on 01/17/16 at 09:05 AM
aka flocking.

As to health issues there is always flock worker's lung.
Posted by crc on 01/17/16 at 09:24 AM
"Armored velvet " sounds like something Q would show to James Bond. "Your jacket will be bulletproof but this is much more pliable and comfortable than Kevlar. It won't cramp your style in the casino."
Posted by Jim on 01/18/16 at 05:47 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.