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  • Wallpaper Priming

    CertaPro Painters of Palm Harbor offers wallpaper priming tips to homeowners.

    Contrary to what most people believe, wallpaper isn't just for outdated living rooms or incredibly formal dining rooms. Wallpaper is a material that house painters love working with and homeowners love having in their homes. Some benefits to wallpaper include the affordable price and the wide range of patterns and textures that are readily available. You can dress up any room in your home with wallpaper. Wallpaper is now making a comeback and growing significantly in popularity.

    As far as installing wallpaper, commercial painting companies, such as CertaPro Painters of Palm Harbor , recommend prepping the walls before anything else. This process consists of repairing any blemishes, holes, and stains. If your wall already has wallpaper on it, then you are better off removing it before applying another layer of wallpaper. Our house painters will perform any necessary repair work before continuing on with the project.

    Once your walls have been cleaned and prepped, our house painters suggest applying a primer, which is a protectant that prevents the wallpaper from absorbing into porous surfaces (such as the wall). Priming the walls will create a better seal and make future removal much easier. Commercial painting companies believe that you should never cut corners when priming! You must use a wallpaper primer so that the wallpaper will strip easily without harming the walls in your home or building. Primers, as well as other building materials, can be found at local commercial painting or hardware stores. There are several different types of primers which include: primer (acrylic or oil based), primer/sealers, prep coat and stain killers. Oil based primers are generally favored by house painters. However, make sure to read the instructions on your wallpaper before making any decisions as to which primer to use.

    When applying the primer, use a roller and make sure to cut in as you would when painting. Once the primer has been applied, wait at least 24 hours before hanging any wallpaper. Commercial painting companies will often bring in fans to speed up the drying process.

    Liven up the walls of your home with wallpaper! CertaPro Painters of Palm Harbor's house painters can help you with every step of the wallpaper installation process. From prep work to cleaning up, we do it all! We are the commercial painting company that you can trust when it comes to your wallpaper installation, call today!

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