Determining the Best Ways to Remove Your Wallpaper
We don’t recommend trying to remove your old wallpaper yourself. It is often a hassle and more labor-intensive than most people understand. Our service professionals are trained in the most advanced ways to inspect your wallpaper and determine its condition correctly. We apply the best strategy to remove the wallpaper. Some of the factors that determine the methods and resources we use to remove your wallpaper professionally include the following:
- The original application of the wallpaper
- The length of time the wallpaper has adhered to the wall
- The type of wallpaper on the wall
- If the wall was properly sealed and primed before the paper application
Comprehensive Wallpaper Services
Our professionals are with you every step of the way during a home improvement project. Whether you need to replace existing wallpaper with paint or haven’t updated your wallpaper in years, we ensure your walls have a polished appearance. We perform wallpaper removal, wallpaper adhesive removal, wall sanding, and wallpaper replacement services.
Can You Apply Wallpaper Over Old Wallpaper?
We understand some people think it’s easy to apply new wallpaper over old wallpaper. We don’t recommend this type of application. Installing new wallpaper over old wallpaper makes the new layer more vulnerable to the older one’s degradation. The new wallpaper will start peeling or wrinkling when the older layer breaks down.
Wallpaper Removal Before Painting
We always remove wallpaper before a fresh coat of paint. Painting over existing wallpaper can result in an uneven appearance, bubbles, cracks, wrinkles, or tears in the paint. It’s essential to create a smooth surface by removing wallpaper before applying a fresh coat of paint.
How Long Does It Take to Remove Wallpaper?
The length of time it takes to perform wallpaper removal depends on the type of wallpaper, the age of wallpaper, and the condition of the surface. It typically takes about a day to remove wallpaper in a small room. Some of the factors that can affect the time it takes to remove wallpaper include the following:
- Age – Older wallpaper is typically difficult to remove and is a messy job. It may damage the surface underneath, so we need additional time to repair it.
- Type – Wallpaper can be made from foil, vinyl, or natural fibers. Some types of wallpaper are challenging to remove.
- Wall Surface – It is often more challenging to remove wallpaper from plaster walls than drywall. Plaster walls were normal in homes before 1935.
Our Related Wallpaper Removal Services
We provide comprehensive home and carpentry services to ensure your home is in excellent condition. Some of our related wallpaper removal and painting services include the following:
- Repair drywall or patch drywall
- Install baseboards and replace rotten wood
- Re-texture walls
- Apply new wallpaper
- Paint walls, trim, and more
Trust Five Star Painting of Oak Lawn
Five Star Painting of Oak Lawn provides excellent wallpaper removal services in Oak Lawn, Alsip, and Evergreen Park, IL. Our locally operated business is committed to services your wallpaper removal and painting needs. We offer exceptional customer service and treat your home with respect. We can come to your home and offer an estimate for our wallpaper removal services. We know the best ways to remove wallpaper and can help you understand your options. Our team works with you to ensure you’re happy with your new home improvement services.
Contact Us for Wallpaper Removal Services
Five Star Painting of Oak Lawn is ready to perform high-quality wallpaper removal services. We understand the hassle of tearing down wallpaper, and we know the best ways to effectively perform the job. If your wallpaper is peeling off, or you need a new look, our home painting professionals are here for you. We can leave you with a blank canvas or a new layer of paint. Contact us today to get an estimate on wallpaper removal services.