When it comes to wallpapering, “know how” is important for the application as well as the preparation.  Not many DIYers are able to successfully paper their homes. In fact, many home improvement professionals don’t include wallpapering in the list of services they offer.  At P.P.P.P, owner Rhys Edwards is the expert wallpaper hanger.

An important thing to consider is that the finished paper will only look as good as the wall it is applied to so patching and plastering often needs to come before papering. Cracks and holes show through all but the thickest papers, and while it is true that a good paper will hold walls together for many years, they will still look like damaged walls with paper on them.

If the walls are already papered, it is essential to remove all the old paper, paste and sizing. Once the walls are clean they need to be prepared as if they were to be painted: prime the whole surface with a good alkyd primer sealer (no sheen at all). This prevents the paste from reactivating any remaining latex paint on the wall and causing bubbles in the finished product. It also makes future removal of the paper much easier.

Pre-pasted, un-pasted, trimmed, untrimmed, hand-printed, silk, grass cloth and vinyl papers– we can expertly hang them all.

Here the team at P.P.P.P installed the crown molding, repaired the plaster, painted the room and hung the paper