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Frequently Asked Questions

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FLOORING FAQ

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Can wallpaper be used on painted concrete walls?

Walls painted with glossy enamel should be deglossed before papering otherwise the paper will not adhere to the surface.

Most paints with a flat or matte texture need no special preparation. They should, however, be clean and free of oil, grease and dirt.

can wallpaper be applied temporarily without damaging paintED WALLS for apartments?

Some vinyl or mylar papers are called strippable wall coverings and were designed for easy removal. To remove them, pry up a corner with a utility knife and carefully pull down from the wall. Other strippable papers require a little soaking before you can peel them off.

WHAT SURFACES CAN WALLPAPER BE USED ON?

 Wallpaper will adhere to drywall, new and old plaster, concrete, masonry, and paneling. You can even wallpaper over slick, nonporous surfaces, such as tile, concrete block, or synthetic laminate paneling

CAN YOU INSTALL WALLPAPER ON PLYWOOD / WOODEN SURFACES?

Yes, you can install wallpaper over plywood. 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE A WALL FOR WALLPAPER?

Preparing your room for wallpaper can be a simple or more complicated process depending on the current condition and surface type of the walls. Click here for more info. 

is wallpaper cheaper than paint?

It’s generally¬†cheaper¬†to¬†paint¬†a room¬†than¬†it is to¬†wallpaper¬†it, but¬†wallpaper¬†tends to have a longer life-span so the costs even out over time. Similar to¬†paint,¬†cheap wallpaper¬†is a diseconomy.

WALLPAPER FAQ

Get advice on upkeeping your flooring, installing wallpaper, and making informed investments for your home with us.

Can wallpaper be used on painted concrete walls?

Walls painted with glossy enamel should be deglossed before papering otherwise the paper will not adhere to the surface.

Most paints with a flat or matte texture need no special preparation. They should, however, be clean and free of oil, grease and dirt.

can wallpaper be applied temporarily without damaging paintED WALLS for apartments?

Some vinyl or mylar papers are called strippable wall coverings and were designed for easy removal. To remove them, pry up a corner with a utility knife and carefully pull down from the wall. Other strippable papers require a little soaking before you can peel them off.

WHAT SURFACES CAN WALLPAPER BE USED ON?

 Wallpaper will adhere to drywall, new and old plaster, concrete, masonry, and paneling. You can even wallpaper over slick, nonporous surfaces, such as tile, concrete block, or synthetic laminate paneling

CAN YOU INSTALL WALLPAPER ON PLYWOOD / WOODEN SURFACES?

Yes, you can install wallpaper over plywood. 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE A WALL FOR WALLPAPER?

Preparing your room for wallpaper can be a simple or more complicated process depending on the current condition and surface type of the walls. Click here for more info. 

is wallpaper cheaper than paint?

It’s generally¬†cheaper¬†to¬†paint¬†a room¬†than¬†it is to¬†wallpaper¬†it, but¬†wallpaper¬†tends to have a longer life-span so the costs even out over time. Similar to¬†paint,¬†cheap wallpaper¬†is a diseconomy.

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