When you walk into a home for the first time and notice the wallpaper, you probably don’t take the time to observe what type it is. Just stroll through the wallpaper section of a home improvement store and you’ll quickly realize there are many different options to choose from.
Paper backed vinyl is made from a paper substrate laminated to a solid sheet of vinyl. The vinyl portion is where you see the design. This type of wallpaper is very durable and will resist moisture and stains. It is also washable and easier to remove than other materials.
Wallpaper is a wonderful way to break up the monotony of blank walls. Use it as an accent or as the design for the whole room. Be careful when choosing your pattern. Take into consideration the purpose of the room. Be careful not to choose a print that is too bold or that will go out of style quickly. Certain prints are more appropriate for children’s rooms, whereas they may appear out of place in a kitchen or bathroom.
Installing paper backed vinyl is very similar to other wallpaper installation, although it is important to be extra careful with the seams. Paper backed vinyl is a heavier product than other vinyl wallpapers, and without proper caution, the seams can become delaminated during installation.
To remove paper backed vinyl, you must first scribe the wall in order to allow the product you are using for removal to penetrate and soften the wallpaper. You can purchase a chemical remover, or opt for a more natural approach using hot water and vinegar. Either method is time-consuming and requires much patience. You will be tired of the project by the time you finally remove the last piece of paper, but be careful not to overlook or cut corners on the most important step in the process. You must completely remove all of the old adhesive from the wall. Otherwise, it will interfere with the new wallpaper or cause paint to crack and peel.If you would like the assistance of a professional in installing your wallpaper, then request free estimates from a prescreened painting contractor in your area.
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