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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Installing Wallpaper

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Installing Wallpaper

Often wallpaper installations can be challenging and time-consuming, especially when done without the help or guidance of a professional so here are some helpful questions and answers about wallpaper installations

Hanging wallpaper in your home is a great way to enhance and alter its appearance, space, lighting, mood, and so much more. Often wallpaper installations can be challenging and time-consuming, especially when done without the help or guidance of a professional. Listed below are five commonly asked questions regarding wallpaper installations that may be helpful if you’re considering installing wallpaper to your home’s interior walls.

How Long Does Wallpaper Last?

With proper installation, care, and maintenance, wallpaper can last more than ten years, making it reliable, durable, and cost-effective.

Is It Cheaper to Paint or Install wallpaper in a Room?

Generally, painting is cheaper than a wallpaper installation. However, wallpaper is often more durable, lasts longer, and comes in a variety of quality designs, styles, colors, and textures, making it a more cost-effective method for decorating the interior of your home.

Do You Need to Prime Walls Before Installing Wallpaper?

Applying primer to your walls before a wallpaper installation is necessary for creating the optimal surface for your wallpaper. It also makes wallpaper installation and removal much easier.

Can You Put New Wallpaper Over Old Wallpaper?

Yes, you can cover your old wallpaper with new wallpaper. However, it is not recommended. Installing new wallpaper over old wallpaper can cause flaws and imperfections to accrue on the surface of your new wallpaper and weaken the adhesive of the original wallpaper. To prevent peeling imperfections and effectively apply new wallpaper to your walls, it’s best to prepare the wall by removing any coverings, substances, or debris from the surface. This will simplify the application process and help when it’s time for removal.

Can You Put Wallpaper on Drywall?

Although drywall is not the ideal surface for wallpaper, you can put wallpaper on it. When applying wallpaper to drywall, it’s important to prime and properly prepare it to prevent any flaws and imperfections from showing through on the wallpaper and ensure that the wallpaper will adhere to its surface.


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