The most common reason for wallpaper removal is often to change the aesthetic design of a room, but there are other reasons that homeowners consider removal. Wallpaper can be difficult to maintain and repair and can bring down the value of a home when looking to sell. Wallpaper also loses its structural integrity and fades over time. It’s also notoriously messy and time consuming to remove, so some homeowners delay the process altogether, or begin and find that they run into a series of frustrating problems. Hiring a professional company like Painter1 of Main Line who knows how to remove wallpaper ensures that the entire process is done right the first time, and without long-term damage to your walls.
What Is The Process For Removing Wallpaper?
Searching for “how to remove wallpaper?” It sounds simpler than it is. The process for removing wallpaper changes depending on several variables, including the type of walls in your home, how the paper was originally installed, how long it has been on the wall, and the type of wallpaper itself.
It’s for these reasons that most homeowners prefer to have wallpaper removed professionally. Not only does it cut down on the time it takes, but professionals know how to remove the paper without causing damage to your walls. In general, you can expect the following steps for wallpaper removal with Painter1 of Main Line:
- First, it is important for us to protect your existing floors and furnishings, as well as electrical outlets. You can expect that we’ll either tape off or temporarily remove the outlet plates and cover flooring and nearby furniture with tarps so that they are not damaged or harmed as we work.
- Next, we remove as much of the wallpaper as we can by prying it away from the wall using a putty knife or scraper. Any wallpaper that remains on the walls will be scored using a special tool. Our experts ensure that the scoring is done only to help make the paper receptive to the hot water solution, as it is important not to scrape so hard that the wall beneath the paper is damaged.
- To remove any remaining patches of wallpaper, it is important that we use the right solution to soften the remaining adhesive. For instance, if you intend to re-paper your walls, some solutions will make it difficult or impossible for glue to stick to a surface again. In general, solutions are made using a combination of either white vinegar and hot water or fabric softener and hot water. This solution is then sprayed onto the remaining wallpaper to soak before it can be scraped away. Prior to beginning this step, we will likely need to turn off power to the outlets in the room. This step is repeated until there is no sign of wallpaper or adhesive remaining on the wall.
- Afterward, the wall is cleaned and any damage is repaired, leaving your walls fresh, clean, and ready for the next decorative step--generally an oil-based primer prior to a fresh coat of paint.
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What Are The Benefits of Hiring Painter1 of Main Line?
Wallpaper removal can be a tedious, frustrating, expensive process. It is much simpler and more time and cost efficient to hire a professional to do the work for you. Your search for “how to remove wallpaper” can end with Painter1 of Main Line!
With over 20 years of experience in helping home and business owners create beautiful spaces, Painter1 of Main Line has an established reputation in the industry for providing the best customer service for every client. We believe that transforming spaces will transform those who inhabit those spaces. Because of that belief, we aim to do every job right the first time, and to provide only the best products for our customers.
Our team will be with you for as long as you need, whether you only want help with wallpaper removal or also want our help in painting afterward. Why go to multiple businesses when you can use one? Our team saves you time and money, prevents damage or errors, and ensures a professional finish.
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We pledge to finish the project on time with a reliable crew, and provide up-front pricing so that you know exactly what you’re paying for from the beginning. We believe in our work so much that we offer all our customers a two year warranty and satisfaction guarantee. Call today for a free estimate and start transforming your space to the room of your dreams!Schedule Free Estimate