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FAQ’s about Wallpaper Installation

Written by David | April 25, 2024

Have you been watching home improvement TV shows or reading home magazines? If so, then you are seeing that wallpaper installation for your home is on the rise! If you are confused about wallpaper you are not alone. Lets talk about FAQ’s about wallpaper installation.

Hey Everyone- David with Dfranco PAinting and Wallpaper here in Huntley, IL. We help home owners and business with their Painting, Wallpaper and Cabinet painting projects.

We serve the Fox valley area including ALgonquin, Crystal Lake, Dundee, Elgin, South Elgin, St Charles, Pingree Grove and Hampshire! (dont see your city it is ok – we probably go there too)

Where Should I buy Wallpaper?

If you are lucky enough to be in the Chicagoland area, then we by far tell people to head over to JC licht stores. You can also buy from Sherwin Williams stores. We say JC licht because some of their stores have designers in them which can help you make the right decisions.

Buying wallpaper is like buying almost everything else. You get what you pay for. The cheaper the paper- the cheaper the paper and harder to instal for the most part. So know who or where you. are buying from.

With little regulations or standards in the wallpaper industry it is very hard for us to give recommendations. The materials used to print wallpaper are ever evolving. Which makes our job as installers very difficult. With changing paper and ink the installation process can change as well

How Much Wallpaper do I need?

Although it is the 2nd most asked question about wallpaper installation, it is by far the hardest to answer. How much wallpaper you need will depend on several factors such as:

  • Size of the room
  • how tall walls are
  • If the paper has a repeat pattern
  • How large are the rolls
  • The width of the wallpaper

Each of these issues will determine the amount of wallpaper needed.

How much will it cost to install my wallpaper

Another loaded question. Here is a link to a blog article on this subject as well.

Cost is based on how long it will take to install. You can expect to pay 500-800 for a wallpaper installation

How long will it take to Install my wallpaper?

Time needed to install wallpaper will depend on where it is being installed. The time needed also depends on how big the room is. We also are affected on the size of the paper.

Wallpaper Installation by DFranco

Walls or wallpaper that is large and needs two people can take longer to install as well

Should I buy Prepasted or Unpasted Wallpaper

We say Unpasted! with unppasted paper we know exactly the type of adhesive to use and what it will do. If we are given pre pasted wallpaper, we are working with alot of unkowns;

  • is the paste safe for touch or animals
  • are there harmful chemicals
  • will it stick to paint
  • does it need special primer
  • does type of water affect activation
  • does it need a activator

Can I use wallpaper in my Bathroom?

Oh yeah! As long as you have it installed properly, and the paper in good quality wallpaper will work in a bathroom.

powder room wallpaper

I do say that with one thing- make sure you have ventilation! Steam is how paper is removed, how paint peels and how water damage happens. Use a fan!

Do you install Self Stick Wallpaper?

Yes. Agin get a good one. Products from 3m, York, Spoonflower work really well. BUT!! read the instrutions- some self stick papers need a paint to be used, primer to be used, walls that have cured 30 days etc.

Dont go cheap on Wallpaper!!

Have other wallpaper Questions?

Let us know- we are here to help! Do. you have something that should be added to the FAQ’s about wallpaper installation list- let us know!

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