Wallpaper hanging in Taunton.
Wallpaper hanging transforms areas with immediacy. No matter which colour or theme, there is a wallpaper for your home. Wallpaper adds softness and elegance and warmth. However, to achieve a perfect finish, care has to be taken in many aspects of hanging. We always advise cross lining of walls prior to installing the finished wallpaper. Furthermore, when we carry out any paper hanging task, we expect it to last 20 years or more. Or at least until you tire of it.
Wallpaper hanging – wallpaper facts.
If the correct preparation is carried out, your wallpaper will last for many years. This is the process for a long last finish.
- Remove the previous wallpaper.
- Rub down walls and remove dust.
- Apply 1 coat of water-based stabilising solution.
- Fill any holes, imperfections, etc.
- Rub down filler and remove dust.
- Touch up any filler with a stabiliser.
- Crossline walls leaving a 1 mm expansion gap ready for wallpaper hanging.
- Hang finished wallpaper, seam in the joints and trim top and bottom.
Types of wallpaper.
There are many different types of wallpaper. Moreover, there are also very different prices. The most expensive wallpaper that we hung was £180 per linear metre. This was 15 years ago in a manor house with 3 metre high walls. This means each drop was £540!! This was a handwoven paper, used on a feature wall. However, for most of us, a decent wallpaper would normally start at about £25 per roll. Installation costs normally equate to £50 per roll for quality wallpaper hanging.
Different types of wallpaper include ;
Lining paper, Pulp papers, vinyl-coated, vinyl, embossed, blown vinyl, flocks, anaglypta, washable, and hand-printed. Despite this vast choice however, by and large, most of us will be using pulp, vinyl-coated, and vinyl papers.
Wallpaper manufacturers that we like.
Quality wallpaper brands include;
We love using the following brands as they are good quality and make great wallpaper hanging. Furthermore, their patterns tend to be classy and well designed. However, they are not always cheap!
- Osbourne & Little
- Cole & Son
- Morris & Co
- GP & J Baker
- Little Green
- Nina Campbell
- Laura Ashley
- Farrow & Ball
- Graham & Brown
Despite the price of some papers, it has to be taken into account, the longevity of these products. However, factor in the fact that quality wallpaper hanging will last 20 years and divide the cost. Hence, the price is not then so high, although if the wallpaper is hung poorly then it will always represent poor value. Plus it won’t look good despite having spent good money on it.
James Perry Decorating & Tiling are specialists at wallpaper hanging and have worked on many period properties and historic houses over the years. Furthermore, we are highly experienced, with over 37 years in the trade. Call us for advice and a free quotation. We always do quality work.
Get us to quote for your project.
Rarely, does anybody do a task well unless they enjoy it. We are passionate and hope it shows in our wallpaper hanging. We offer free advice and quotations. James Perry has been hanging quality wallcoverings for over 37 years. It is this hands-on experience that enables us to identify problems and pitfalls before they occur.