Wallpaper has been used for home decorating since the 18th century. Back then, it was considered a luxury item. Wallpaper with floral patterns was commonly used to signify elegance. As mass production took hold in the 19th century, more homeowners decorated their houses with wallpaper. Velvet wallpaper became popular and many homeowners matched the upholstery patterns of their furniture with wallpaper patterns to create a cohesive look.
By the 20th century, wallpaper was commonplace in working class homes. Many wallpaper manufacturers created patterns to match the architectural styles of modern American homes. Some of these patterns were so distinctive that samples of wallpaper are on display in museums today.
Wallpaper remains a popular decorating technique. Many people use wallpaper to cover up imperfections or damage on walls or give their home interior a unique look. Many older homes in the greater Atlanta area have wallpaper adorning their interior.
However, if you want to bring your home into the 21st century, you may need some assistance with wallpaper removal. Wallpaper removal may seem like a quick “do it yourself” project but, in fact, it is a time consuming task that can wear out even the toughest homeowner. This may discourage you from updating the look of your home.
The good news is that J. Stevens Painting offers wallpaper removal for homeowners all around metro Atlanta.
Removing Wallpaper from Your Atlanta Home
If you’re ready to say goodbye to out-of-date wallpaper, the team at J. Stevens Painting can help you remove it and transform the look of your house. Our expert team can remove wallpaper from any room in your house including kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.
Some people think that it is preferable to simply paint over wallpaper. However, each situation is different and you should have your walls evaluated by a professional before making a decision.
The first thing J. Stevens Painting does is investigate what type of wallpaper is on the walls of your house. This helps us to determine which wallpaper removal technique will achieve the best results.
Wallpaper is made from a variety of materials and different adhesives are used to secure it to walls. For example, dry-stripping wallpaper is designed to peel the wall easily.
Wallpaper can also be made from foil or vinyl. These types of wallpaper are much more challenging to remove.
Next, we take a look at what’s underneath the wallpaper. Most walls in modern homes are either made of drywall or plaster smoothed over lath (strips of wood or metal mesh).
If your home is constructed with drywall, we’ll use a removal technique that protects the wall and prevents moisture damage. Drywall can crumble when wallpaper is removed so it is important to take a careful approach to removing it.
Wallpaper Removal by J. Stevens Painting
Once we’ve evaluated the wallpaper and the walls, we’ll get to work removing the wallpaper from your home. If the wallpaper is dry-strippable, we’ll peel it away in long strips section by section.
If we determine that drywall is behind your wallpaper, we’ll carefully remove it using a soaking and scraping technique. We’ll loosen up the wallpaper with a warm water solution and then scrape the wet paper off.
Sometimes we find that what is underneath the wallpaper is more wallpaper. If we find multiple layers of wallpapers are covering your walls and are difficult to remove, we may use a steamer to remove them. We’ll be careful not to accidently remove drywall during this process.
If by chance we do accidentally damage any of your walls during the wallpaper removal process, we’ll make any necessary repairs. We’re licensed and insured and we warranty all of our work.
Wallpaper removal can leave a big mess when it is all done. However, the professionals at J. Stevens Painting will clean up any mess created during wallpaper removal.
Make the Switch From Dated Wallpaper to Fresh Paint with J. Stevens Painting
Once all the wallpaper has been removed, the highly-skilled painting contractors at J. Stevens Painting can also revitalize the look of your home’s interior with a fresh application of paint. Choose from a number of bold colors and design themes to compliment the furniture and decor of your home. We only use the highest quality paint products.
Stevens Painting offers the most competitive pricing in the greater Atlanta area. Contact us for a free estimate. We’ll evaluate your wallpaper removal and painting needs and let you know what you can expect from our service. If you agree with the estimate, we’ll schedule your service at a time that is convenient for you.
Stevens Painting has been providing superior painting services in Atlanta for 20 years. Take a look at our gallery for stunning examples of our work for satisfied customers.
To learn more about wallpaper removal and painting services in Atlanta contact J. Stevens Painting at 770-365-6889.