removal & Hanging of wall covering
We here at Michiana Paint do more than just paint, we also do everything wallpaper! Maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and the wallpaper is from the 1950’s or you’re just tired of your current wallpaper, we can help. We can come in and remove the old wallpaper with minimal fuss and get you something more up to date and make your home more beautiful.
We first go in and inspect your current wallpaper to get an idea of what we need to do first. Which is usually a good cleaning; it makes it easier to see what is there. And we would never lay new wallpaper over old; you have too many possibilities of imperfections coming through the new wallpaper. If you’re lucky you’ll have what is called strippable wallpaper. You can just grab a corner and pull it off, but if you have glued on type wallpaper it’s a little more involved. First we have to soak with an enzyme based remover and let it sit for a bit. Then, hopefully sections will come off in large pieces.
Once we have the old wallpaper off it’s time to prepare your walls for the new wallpaper. First we clean the walls and prime them. Putting wallpaper on unprimed walls can make for uneven and bad looking job. If your walls are very uneven we can use heavy duty wallpaper lining which hides some of the bumps that you just can’t remove. We are professionals and we know the hassle of having workers come into your house and disrupting your day, not to mention making a mess, so we make sure we are respectful of you and your family and keep the noise to a minimum and clean up after, so you’ll never know we were there.
Modern wallpapers come many more designs and patterns than years past. Choosing one can be a frustrating experience but we can help. We can bring in hundreds of choices, from simple to crazy, we have something for you. Wallpaper, just like paint, is there to bring out the beauty of your home so you don’t want to just throw up anything on your walls. Sometimes you want something clean and simple, other times something a little wilder will do.
Installing wallpaper takes a certain skill and that’s why you need us at Michiana Paint. We do all the measuring that’s required to cut the wallpaper and make sure it fits around cupboards, outlets and light switches. There are three different types of wallpaper; prepasted, unpasted and paste the wall. Each requires a different technique to hang. Prepasted is the most common, you just get the paper wet then apply the paste to the back and install. Unpasted, you just apply the paste and then put the paper on the wall. Paste the wall means just that, you put the paste on the wall then the paper.
There are many ways of applying wallpaper and we here at Michiana Paint can do them all and do them well.