Wallpaper removal requires initial prep work such as covering floors and
baseboards with waterproof materials, making cleanup easier. Remove fixtures,
switch plates and outlet covers, and move furniture to the room’s
center and cover it, if it cannot be removed. Using a company that performs
wallpaper removal near Montgomery, PA, saves time and effort.
Initial Removal of Wallpaper
After prepping, you score the old wallpaper with small cuts so liquid can
be used to remove the wallpaper and old paste penetrates behind the paper.
Some wallpapers, such as metallics, are water-resistant and harder to
remove. A special tool for this purpose makes the cuts without damaging
the wall behind the paper.
Applying Liquids to Remove Residue
Removing wallpaper requires a liquid such as steam, water, or a commercial remover
commercial remover to loosen paper and paste prior to removing it. Wet only the area that
you can scrape before the water dries. Once the paper and paste loosens,
remove it with a scraper. Using a special removal tool requires a careful
touch, since it is easy to damage the wall underneath. Our commercial
painters have the expertise to do this job quickly and neatly.
Prepping the Walls
Once you remove all the wallpaper and paste residue from the walls, it
is time to inspect the walls and repair gouges, cracks, or blemishes before
priming and painting. By using our professional painting services, you
can ensure that the finished walls will be free of imperfections and present
a smooth surface.
Old wallpaper requires removal before you can apply paint or refinish a
room, and having wallpaper removal done by professionals makes sense.
Removing wallpaper is a big job that takes much longer when done as a
DIY project. John Byrne Painting provides expert removal of wallpaper,
repair, and refinishing of
wall surfaces to provide a new, fresh look for any room. Call us at (484) 801-0105 for
an estimate or to make an appointment.