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Wallpaper Removal – Keller, TX

Get Rid of Old Wallpaper – No Damage Required!

What to Consider When Removing Wallpaper

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Getting rid of wallpaper may seem like a tempting DIY project to take on at first, but what many homeowners don’t know is that process can actually be quite delicate! Worse, mistakes often lead to damaged walls. As seasoned professionals, here are some important factors that we’ll consider during the removal process:

  • What type of wallpaper was used? For instance, some have a vinyl coating while others are purely made of fabric. Each style of wallpaper requires a different removal approach for optimal success.
  • How long has the wallpaper been on the wall?
  • Was the wall properly sealed and primed before the application? If there was no priming, the wallpaper may not come off cleanly – at least not without some extensive TLC.

Our company will use effective solvents, wallpaper steamers, and any other professional tools needed to get the job done right even in the trickiest of circumstances.

The Benefits of Wallpaper Removal

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The main benefit is pretty straightforward – you can finally stop staring at a pattern you don’t really like any longer! If you’re the type of homeowner who likes to regularly change the look of your rooms, getting rid of wallpaper for good allows for new, smooth canvasses that can accommodate all of your design ideas.

Additionally, wallpaper has a bad habit of starting to bubble and peel over the years, which can leave your home looking not quite as polished as you’d like. You might even find that the ends curl and start to turn a dingy yellow, which can’t be corrected. If you notice these frustrating issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Platinum Painting of Keller for help.

The Steps of Wallpaper Removal

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  • First, our team will get started by prepping the wallpapered surfaces as needed with non-toxic solutions.
  • The actual removal of the wallpaper will be handled as patiently and gently as possible with specialized tools. Our top priority is to avoid any damage to the walls. The remnants will always be thoroughly vacuumed away so that there isn’t any trace of mess left as well.
  • Once any leftover residue is washed and cleared away from the walls, we’ll get to work on correcting surface-level imperfections and smoothing out the overall surface with new sanding and a skim coat. If you’ve requested a fresh coat of paint, we’ll be happy to apply to apply primer and the beautiful, new color of your choice.

Wallpaper Removal FAQs

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At Platinum Painting, we realize that when you pick a service company for home improvement projects, you’re putting your trust in them. That’s a big deal to us! After all, you want to make sure that your painters will do the job right from beginning to end and leave you with the results you love. If you still have questions about getting wallpaper removal with us, keep reading! We’ve answered some common questions below. If there is something that we haven’t addressed here, we invite you to contact us. Our knowledgeable team is always ready to help you in any way.

 

 

Can you paint over my wallpaper?

Technically, we can paint over wallpaper if that’s what you want, but we highly recommend against it. Regardless of the age of the wallpaper, as soon as you apply moisture to it, it can bubble and peel away from the sheet rock. Also, wallpaper doesn’t have the same texture as bare walls, so paint over wallpaper looks very different from paint on walls. As a result, many potential homebuyers view paint on wallpaper as a negative trait and could impact your bottom line when you sell your home. For a change that will improve the value of your house, the wisest choice is to have us remove the wallpaper completely and then start fresh with new paint.

Will my walls be ready to paint once the wallpaper is removed?

No, the process is a little more complicated than simply peeling paper off the wall. Many times, wallpaper leaves behind residue and damage because of the adhesives used to make it stick. We have specialized tools that allow us to remove any trace of the wallpaper and keep the damage to a minimum. Then we take time to repair any damages to the sheet rock and texture the wall as necessary to make it look like new! Finally, we prime the wall, which is then ready for a new coat of paint. We follow these steps so that your walls look their best and the paint lasts a long time.

How long does wallpaper removal take?

Removing wallpaper can vary project to project. The duration of a removal project depends on several factors, including the type of wallpaper, how long it has been on the wall, and whether it was properly sealed and primed before being applied. However, in general, removing roof wallpaper and repainting can take about two days. When our estimator comes to your home to provide an estimate, they should be to give you a more precise timeline for your specific project. No matter how long it takes, we will do our best to remove the wallpaper cleanly and prepare it for a fresh start.

What prep do I need to do before you start?

You don’t need to do much preparation at all before we arrive at your home to address the wallpaper. Simply remove pictures or artwork from the walls, and we’ll get right to work. We’ll patiently remove the stubborn wallpaper and residue with our specialized tools and fix any damage that wallpaper causes. While we work, you can relax knowing that our team will clean up the debris in the rooms. Our years of experience, skills, and tools enable us to remove wallpaper efficiently, so you don’t have to. Instead, you can focus on what kind of design statement you want your walls to make after the wallpaper comes off.