As a responsible homeowner, you take pride in maintaining your property value. You’re willing to invest in home repairs and maintenance on a regular basis. In fact, you have an upcoming interior painting job on your mind. In order to add new paint to that part of your home, though, you need to remove some wallpaper.
Before you get started, you need to consider hiring a professional to remove wallpaper on your behalf. The good news is you’ve come to the right place by reading this article. Detailed below are five key reasons that you need to leave wallpaper removal projects to experts.
Doing so will go a long way in optimizing the overall property value for your home. Even experts recognize the value of a well-cared-for property when it comes to its potential resale value. Keep reading to ensure your upcoming interior improvement project goes right.
1. Get It Right the First Time with Industry Expertise
Of course, the first thing to note is that removing wallpaper is not as easy as it looks. This is true, in particular, when it comes to wallpaper that has been up for years – even decades.
You might be tempted to try and remove wallpaper by yourself. You might even have some basic tools lying around. Still, you might be underestimating the dedication and amount of work this home improvement project requires.
There are often many more steps than just removing the paper. You will then need to smooth over any damage or exposed drywall seams. After sanding, you may wish to add texture to the walls before priming and painting.
Some project might require different steps depending on the type of wallpaper and the method originally used to install it. Will steam be required, or special chemicals? Can the wall be peeled or will it have to be scored and scraped? Will the wall have to be sealed before skimming and texture?
In most cases, the project is a very intricate one needing all of a person’s attention to detail. If you don’t have the patience to sit there and pick at the same wall for hours, don’t attempt this project in the first place.
Instead, rely on experts who deal with home wall decor on a consistent basis. They know how to remove wallpaper in the most efficient – and safe – ways.
After all, damaging the wall is another concern that could result from an amateur’s attempt.
2. A Professional Will Have the Right Tools and Equipment
You might think that removing wallpaper in your home only requires a little bit of time and effort. Think again, though. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll need to invest in some tools and equipment to get started.
In order to properly remove wallpaper without damaging the wall itself, you’ll need to buy quite a few things. First, you’ll need a ladder and some spray bottles to moisten the wallpaper with water. Then you would need scoring tools and putty knives to scrape all of the wallpaper, piece by piece.
In some cases you will need specialized chemicals along with rubber gloves and eye protection. Some people may wish to use a mask as well (we recommend it). Dropcloths, plastic, and tape will also be necessary, as well as all the materials and tools needed to do sheetrock touchups and painting.
It’s true that you can find these tools in no time in your local area. Consider the following statistic regarding home improvement stores throughout the United States. It suggests that in the single year of 2019, the industry made $184 billion in sales!
Don’t spend a fortune on tools and equipment for this wallpaper removal project. Instead, save that money and put it towards hiring experts in the field.
3. Their Advice Can Help You with Your Interior Design
After you remove the wallpaper in your home, what are your next design plans? Are there still some styling choices you need to think about? Are you not sure about the wall texture or finish you want? If so, then you should talk with the professional you hire to remove your home’s wallpaper.
Doing so could ensure you get the latest design guidance from experts in the field. When the wallpaper is all gone and wall is prepped, they can paint the wall your chosen color to brighten your home in no time. For more detailed guidance, check out this article on how to prepare for your upcoming interior painting project.
SurePro Painting now even offers free professional color consulting through Sherwin-Williams on certain jobs.
4. Don’t Run the Risk of Damaging Your Home’s Walls
As mentioned above, it’s likely that attempting this project on your own might result in damage. If you don’t want to spend even more time and money on fixing that wall damage, avoid it altogether.
Hiring experts means you can ensure the job gets done right the first time with minimal damage done to the walls. And a pro will fix this damage as part of their service.
In most cases, there will be at least some dents and dings in the walls from the wallpaper removal process. Many walls weren’t finished before being wallpapered, so having to float seams is often necessary.
Sometimes, the wallpaper is adhered so well that it rips the paper from the sheetrock itself, exposing the brown paper backing beneath. In this cases, walls will have to be sealed and sanded before they can be skimmed and textured, otherwise they will bubble.
5. Save Your Own Time and Energy
Finally, perhaps the most convenient reason to hire professionals for home improvement projects is to save yourself a lot of time and aggravation. As a homeowner, you already have a lot on your to-do list, right?
That’s why outsourcing to qualified home improvement experts can be of such great value. That way, you don’t have to spend hours watching YouTube channels about removing wallpaper. Instead, reach out to SurePro Painting today to get started on your upcoming wallpaper removal project.
Hire Professionals to Remove Wallpaper in Your Home
At this point in the article, you know why you should hire a professional to remove wallpaper on your behalf. There’s no need to cut corners when it comes to maintaining the overall property value of your home.
Even your wall decorations and painting can play into the potential resale value of the property. That’s why you’ll take the above suggestions seriously. Leave this home improvement project to industry experts so that it’s done right the first time.
In addition, be willing to stay up-to-date on other trends in the home improvement industry. In fact, that’s where we can come into play. If you have an interior painting project on hold because of pesky wallpaper, contact us today.
First, feel free to browse through the rest of our website to see how our services could benefit you. On our blog, you’ll find the latest and greatest guidance in responsible homeownership. To start, check out more details about our interior painting services available to you today.