Here are some things you need to consider before starting your New Jersey wallpaper project.
Wallpaper: most people have a love/hate relationship with it. It's an easy way to change the mood and style of any room, but a hassle to install and a real pain to remove.
After many years, wall paper coverings are in again.
With thousands of choices - from traditional to contemporary patterns - you have unlimited possibilities to express yourself.
By installing wallpaper to all the walls in a room, just to an accent wall or below the chairail only, you can add interest and texture, and redecorate any room without cluttering the space.
It's Not an Easy Task
Wallpaper hanging is not an easy task, and requires skill, precision and patience. If you have none, it's better to leave the job to professionals.
Loose seams, curling edges, bubles or dried glue will look cheap even if you choose the best paper in the world. After unsuccessful attempts, many people end up with wasted materials, damaged drywall and finally call for professional installation. But correcting mistakes is often more expensive than doing the job right the first time.
You Never Know What Will Happen
Painting over wallpaper can be done, but is not recommended, because it rarely produces professionally looking results.
Not all wallpapers can be painted over, and most react by bubbling or coming off the wall. But the worst thing is, you can never know if it's going to be successful until the walls are painted, and painted wallpaper is much harder to remove without damaging the drywall. People choose this alternative hoping to save some money, but cutting corners this way can often backfire.
Not For the Faint of Heart
Wallpaper removing is a messy, tiring, time-consuming job.
No matter what the label says, most wallcoverings are very difficult to strip, especially when they have been incorrectly installed in the first place.
After removing old wallpaper it's often necessary to skim coat, sand and prime the entire surface. In some cases, when trying to remove wallpaper, homeowners or unexperienced workers damage the surface to a point where the only solution left is to replace drywall - experiments can be costly.
Although beautiful, wall coverings are expensive to install and remove. And if you love the look and feel of wallpaper but are not ready to commit, consider faux finishes - most can be easily painted over when you grow tired of them.
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