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Four Common Questions About Installing Wallpaper

columbia paint Wallpaper FAQsTo enhance and transform your home’s appearance, space, lighting, and mood, hanging wallpaper is an excellent option. However, it can be daunting and time-consuming, especially if you need professional assistance. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of five frequently asked questions about wallpaper installations. These answers may prove helpful if you’re considering adding wallpaper to your home’s interior walls.

Is Wallpaper Durable?

Wallpaper can be an excellent choice for those looking for a long-lasting, durable, and cost-effective option for their walls. Wallpaper can last over a decade when installed, cared for, and maintained correctly. To further extend the lifespan of your wallpaper, be sure to choose high-quality materials and follow proper installation and maintenance procedures.

Is It Cheaper Than Painting A Room?

In general, painting tends to be less expensive than installing wallpaper. Nevertheless, wallpaper often offers more outstanding durability, a longer lifespan, and a more comprehensive range of high-quality designs, styles, colors, and textures, making it a more economical choice when decorating your house’s interior.

Should You Apply Primer Before Installation?

Before installing wallpaper, it’s important to apply primer to your walls. This will ensure that the surface is optimal for the wallpaper, making installation and removal much more manageable.

Can You Place New Wallpaper On Older Wallpaper?

It is possible to place new wallpaper over old wallpaper, but it is not advisable as it may lead to surface flaws and weaken the adhesive of the previous wallpaper. To avoid imperfections and ensure proper adhesion, removing any coverings, substances, or debris from the wall surface before applying the new wallpaper is recommended. This will simplify the application process and make it easier to remove the wallpaper in the future.

Can Wallpaper Be Added To Drywall?

While drywall may not be the most suitable surface for wallpaper, it is possible to apply it. It is essential to prime and prepare the drywall correctly to avoid any flaws and imperfections showing through the wallpaper and to ensure it sticks to the surface.


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6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia, MD 21045


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Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer

12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD

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