Painting And Wallpapering: Tips And Techniques

Two Reasons Why People Should Use Wallpaper Replacement Services

If a person wants to change the wallpaper in their home, they should have the wallpaper replacement process done by a professional wallpaper hanging service, instead of doing it themselves. Here are two reasons why.

To Avoid Making Expensive Errors

A budget-conscious person might think about replacing their home's wallpaper themselves to save money. However, doing this could result in them making expensive mistakes and spending more than they would have if they'd hired a professional. For example, a person who has limited or no experience with removing old wallpaper might accidentally damage the walls when doing this.

If, for example, they use too much force when using a scraping tool to scrape off the existing wallpaper, they might create scratches or holes in the wall plaster behind it. If they do this, they might have to hire a plasterer to repair the walls before they could add new wallpaper to them (as these scratches or holes would result in the new wallpaper sitting unevenly on the wall surface). Similarly, if a person purchases expensive, high-end wallpaper and, due to their lack of experience, applies it poorly to the walls, they might have to remove it and purchase several extra rolls, as well as more wallpaper adhesive so they can begin again. However, if this person were to hire a professional wallpaper hanger, this expert could remove the old wallpaper without causing any damage to the walls and would be able to apply the wallpaper beautifully, without having to use any surplus rolls.

To Save Themselves Time

People who've never replaced wallpaper before often greatly underestimate how time-consuming this task can be. Scraping old wallpaper off multiple walls could take several days (especially if there are multiple layers of old wallpaper to remove). Furthermore, after this arduous work is complete, the person doing this job must then thoroughly wash the walls to remove residual adhesive, as well as dust and debris, allow them to dry, and then lightly sand the walls to ensure they're smooth and ready for the application of the new wallpaper. This, too, could take quite a few days to do.

After all of this work, the process of applying the wallpaper then needs to be carried out. This can be a tricky process and requires a lot of skill to do correctly and quickly. If an inexperienced person tries to do this, it could take a very long time. For example, they may need to reapply some sheets of wallpaper as a result of their improper techniques creating creases or bubbles in the applied wallpaper. Conversely, if a professional wallpaper hanger does this work, they will not only take care of the time-consuming preparation work but, due to their expertise, will be able to rapidly apply the new wallpaper without creating any imperfections that would need to be corrected.

Reach out to a local service, such as Hobart Painting & Decorating, to learn more.