Before you rip the wallpaper off of the walls give us a shout and we will do it for you the right way FASTER and CHEAPER anywhere in the Greater Victoria, BC.
Below is an example of one of our RESCUE MISSIONS after the home owner removed the wallpaper off of the walls in their bathroom on their own. It made repairs more complicated and very time consuming. Wallpaper in bathrooms is normally waterproof which makes soaking and steaming more complicated thus creating perfect recipe for a disaster.
Severely damaged bathroom walls after the home owner removed wallpaper
DIY wallpaper removal disaster in the bathroom
In terms of methods of creation, wallpaper types include painted wallpaper, hand-printed blockwood wallpaper, hand-printed stencil wallpaper, machine-printed wallpaper, and flock wallpaper.
Modern wallcoverings are diverse, and what is described as wallpaper may no longer actually be made from paper. Two of the most common factory trimmed sizes of wallpaper are referred to as “American” and “European” rolled goods. American rolled goods are 27 inches (69 cm) by 27 feet (8.2 m) in length. European rolled goods are 52 centimetres (20 in) wide by 10 metres (33 ft) in length, approximately 5.2 square metres (56 sq ft). Most wallpaper borders are sold by length and with a wide range of widths therefore surface area is not applicable, although some may require trimming.
The most common wall covering for residential use and generally the most economical is prepasted vinyl coated paper, commonly called “strippable” which can be misleading. Cloth backed vinyl wallpaper has top layer of vinyl and backing is woven by cloth. They are fairly common and durable. Lighter vinyls are easier to handle and hang. Paper backed vinyls are generally more expensive, significantly more difficult to hang, and can be found in wider untrimmed widths. Foil wallpaper generally has paper backing and can (exceptionally) be up to 36 inches (91 cm) wide, and be very difficult to handle and hang. Textile wallpapers include silks, linens, grass cloths, strings, rattan, and actual impressed leaves. There are acoustical wall carpets to reduce sound. Customized wallcoverings are available at high prices and most often have minimum roll orders.
Solid vinyl with a cloth backing is the most common commercial wallcovering and comes from the factory as untrimmed at 54 inches (140 cm) approximately, to be overlapped and double cut by the installer. This same type can be pre-trimmed at the factory to 27 inches (69 cm) approximately.
Furthermore, wallpaper comes in the form of borders, typically mounted horizontally, and commonly near ceiling level of homes. Borders come in varying widths and patterns.
Non-woven wallpaper: The material, which is used to produce non-woven wallpaper is also used as backing material for other types of wallpaper (mixture of chemical pulp and textile fibres). When hanging this Wallpaper, the paste will be applied directly to the wall, after this the wallpaper will hang on without booking time.
Paper wallpaper: Made of recyclable paper. Is also used as backing material for other wallpapers. When using paper as wallpaper the booking time has to be considered.
Photo and metal wallpaper: These Wallpapers are applied on a backing material like non-waven or paper wallpaper. When producing photo wallpaper, the picture will be printed on a paper backing. To create a metallic optic wallpaper, the coating of the backing material consist of metal foil like aluminium.
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