Wallcoverings How To
Hanging Wallpaper or Borders is not hard to do, provided you have the correct products and procedures. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be pleased to guide you in achieving a successful installation - one you'll be proud of.
Easy to follow hanging instructions accompany each purchase, and our knowledgable staff can answer your questions.
REMOVING WALLPAPER OR BORDER
Over the past 20 years wallpapers / wall coverings and borders have changed dramatically, not only has the product been improved by way strength, durability and ease of hanging, but the ease in removal has been greatly improved too. This makes re-decorating much easier, cleaner and a lot less stressful.
If you follow these simple rules below, you might find the removal of your old wallpaper not so painful as you thought it might be. Before you start it is VERY IMPORTANT to be sure to turn off all electricity to any electrical switch or sockets. Water may run into these outlets and cause electric shock or a fire hazard.
Each requires a different method to remove, so it's IMPORTANT that you determine which type you have before you begin your project.
How do I know which type I have?
Easy! Go to any corner of the wall or find any seam in the wallpaper and 'pick' at a corner and see if the front face (or top sheet that has the pattern printed on it) peels away from the surface. If it does, then you have (A) Solid Vinyl wall covering and you have an easy day ahead of you, because most of these are so easy to remove. Simply go around the room and 'peel' off all these sheets, but keep them to use later on as drop cloths at the base board.
Once you have removed this first layer, you will more than likely see another thin layer of light brown paper remaining on your wall. This is the backing paper, which you have pulled the first layer from. If you are 're-hanging' a new wallpaper in this room, some customers 'do not' remove this backing paper from their wall, but use it as a lining paper for their new paper. However, it is essential you are sure this backing paper is 'soundly adhered' to your wall, or your new paper can pull it off when you try to hang over it. Look for tell-tell signs, such as: are any of the seams lose, or are there peeling edges or corners at the top or bottom of the sheets. If there are....do not attempt to hang over it, remove it!
This is easily done as follows:
(B) Vinyl Coated wall paper:
Regular wall covering, (Non-washable), grass cloth, etc:
IMPORTANT! After you have removed your wallpaper and washed all surfaces thoroughly, it is VERY IMPORTANT you allow the walls to DRY THOROUGHLY before you attempt to re-hang paper or paint. Depending on weather conditions this can vary from 1 - 3 days.
With over 40 years experience in the Wall covering Business, we are here to help you. Should you have any questions or concerns about removing or installing your wall paper, please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to telephone us during our regular business hours at 714-901-6704 (Please remember we are on the West Coast so allow for time difference).
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