Wallpaper Stripping

You’ve been staring at that ugly wallpaper for years and you’ve finally decided that the flowers have got to go! Wallpaper stripping can require more effort that initially thought and it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure that you will not have problems with your newly painted walls. Fortunately for you, Painting by Paul is up to the task!

Before we start wallpaper stripping, we drape off the perimeter. This is to collect the stripped wallpaper and to protect your property. All floors and runways are protected to ensure that your flooring is protected as well as your furnishings.

Our next step in wallpaper stripping is to steam/spray off wallpaper. The type of paper typically dictates the technique that we will use to strip the wallpaper. Whether the paper is going to be re-hung or going back to a painted surface, the stripping is the same. This is one of the bigger things that we do. The speed of the removal goes in direct correlation with the type of paper and how it was prepped.

Some papers are paper-faced, some vinyl or plastic, foil and heavy commercial grade. The papers that are vinyl, plastic or foil are the hardest/slowest to remove because the facing acts like a “rain coat” making it more difficult to remove. The others strip very well.

If you know you are going back to a painted surface, you must re-prime with a stain blocker primer. Typically we tint the primer to help with coverage. The glue and paint are both water-soluble. If you don’t prime, the two will start to mix together creating a “lumpy cottage cheesy” sensation. By priming with a stain blocking primer, you seal up everything prior to painting.

What our Clients are Saying

Painting by Paul did a wonderful job with our home. They were pleasant, efficient, and very clean. We were pleased with every aspect of the project.
~ Jamie R.

I was so impressed with Paul's knowledge! He really knows his stuff! I'd always thought that you just pick colors that you like and that was it. But during the color consultation, we learned that choosing a color goes beyond that. Paul looked at the room and pointed out how we get very little light. Going with the dark color that we chose would have made the room seem much smaller and dark. Instead, we followed his advice and went with a lighter color that added a bunch of warmth to the room. We couldn't be happier.
~ Carol B.

We were trying to sell our home, but we weren't getting any offers. Our real estate agent had recommended that we update our kitchen, but we didn't want to spend the money for a big overhaul. A friend recommended Painting by Paul and we are forever grateful. When Paul came over to do the consultation, he suggested that we simply paint the cabinets rather than buy new ones. A simple coat of paint was all that it took to make our dated kitchen look modern and sophisticated. It wasn't too hard to sell the house after that!
~ Jackie S.

The folks at Painting by Paul are awesome! They were so quick and really did a great job on our home. They have so many great suggestions and are a really professional crew. We'll be using them again!
~ Tyler R.

Fast, friendly and affordable. We're happy to have found Painting by Paul!
~ Rhonda B.

Best painting service I've ever used. Very clean and efficient team.
Bob R.

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